SafTeq Blue tequila yeast by Fermentis is a saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast, specifically selected for it’s excellent ability to ferment blue agave for the production of tequila. Works with or without additional sugars!
Our yeast is specially grown to produce a smooth and authentic tequila flavor, making it a must-have for any home distiller. SafTeq yeast is also highly active, ensuring a fast fermentation time and a consistent final product.
The yeast’s unparalleled performance in this environment is due to the ability to tolerate toxic substances such as furfural, normally present in agave juice. SafTeq Blue has also increased tolerance to osmotic pressure, alcohols, and can work in conditions that may reach extreme temperatures, IE “high gravity conditions.” This yeast also demonstrates faster fermentation kinetics when compared with similar tequila specific strains.
Recommended minimum dosage rate 0.5 g/L.
Recommended fermentation temperature for this tequila yeast: 32°C (89.6°F).