Saflager W-34/70: A widely used strain that is gaining in popularity. It gives the beer a clean finish and lets the malt really come through. Sedimentation: high. Final gravity: medium.
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I've had good luck with it in the past but I brewed Saturday and it's Wednesday and there is still no activity
Easy to store and use. I have used this yeast to make excellent Czech, German, Classic American Pilsner lagers as well as Helles and Oktoberfest lagers.
This yeast has consistently produced excellent results for me. I did a comparison with S-23 using the same wort of OG1.047. W34/70 had an FG of 1.010 while S-23 finished a little higher at 1.013, and as such W34/70 produced a clean crisp beer suitable for most traditional German and adjunct American styles. I've recycle the yeast two generations producing fine beers both times. Personally I see no advantage of using more expensive liquid yeast for producing lagers of excellent quality.
I have a chilly basement, low 60s. This lager yeast came through with no butterscotch flavors. Just malt and hops in a very nice beer, overall.
I found W-34/70 has a wide temperature tolerance and actually makes a better crisper and sharper hop profile in cool fermented American IPA's. If you like your American IPA's (Especially Simcoe/Amarillo/Cascade blends) to taste like Great Lakes Brewing Company this is the yeast to use. _x000D__x000D_Also a fantastic Lager strain for hoppy pilsners as well as classic bavarian styles.