Fermentis AB-1 Cider Yeast


Fermentis AB-1 Cider Yeast



Fermentis SafCider™ AB-1, formerly known as SafCider, selected from the Champagne region, can be used for all types of sweet and dry ciders from fresh or concentrated apple juices.  In French cider recipe trail, AB-1 displayed a delicate aromatic profile combining fresh apple and elaborated fruit applesauce notes with a balanced mouthfeel. This cider yeast works at a wide temperature range between 10-30°C (50-86°F) with ideal temperatures between 18-24°C (64-75°F). Works at low pH from 3.3. Low nitrogen requirements: from 150ppm of Yeast Available Nitrogen. Very good assimilation of fructose. Highly flocculant.

The best cider yeast for balanced ciders, combining delicate fresh apple and apple sauce notes. Fast and clean fermenter able to lower acidity.

SafCider™ AB-1 Characteristics:

  • Temp Range: 50-86°F
  • Taxonomy: Saccharomyces bayanus
  • Aromas: Fresh apples, low banana pear, low fruit compote
  • Mouthfeel: Balanced, low sweetness, medium crispness
  • Malic Acid Consumption: High – up to 1.5 g/L
  • Max initial SO2: 125 mg/L
  • Killer Factor: Sensitive

SafCider™ AB-1 can be directly pitched without rehydration. If you prefer to rehydrate, the instructions are below.

SafCider™ AB-1 Rehydration Procedure:

  • Using a sanitized container collect a small amount of 95-105°F sterile water equal to 10 times the weight of the yeast. 10ml/g of yeast.
  • Optional: Add Go-Ferm Rehydration Nutrients. Rehydration with Go-Ferm is effective for helping the yeast survive the fermentation.
  • Sprinkle yeast on water and let sit for 15mins . Do not stir.
  • After 15 mins stir to form “cream” and to must/cider.