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Saflager W-34/70 Dry Yeast (11.5 grams)

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Saflager W-34/70 Dry Yeast (11.5 grams)

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This famous yeast strain from Weihenstephan in Germany is used world-wide within the brewing industry. Saflager W-34/70 allows to brew beers with a good balance of floral and fruity aromas and gives clean flavors and high drinkable beers.

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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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Quality lager yeast
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.
October 23, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Works as Advertised
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.
January 24, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Did just fine.
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.
March 11, 2016
Not Just for Lager
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.
July 29, 2015
Always a sure thing,
I've used S-23 and 34/70. The 34/70 has always performed well from attuation to the finished lager. This yeast settles out nicely leaving a relatively clear beer unfiltered with neutral flavor. As of late I've had to use S-23 with good results; can't let a partiality of a yeast effect the available time to brew.
March 30, 2015
Everything I had hoped for
Tried this yeast in my cool basement, 66 degrees. Then let it rest for about 30 days, undisturbed. My first lager, but it won't be the last. The wort was 6 gallons with a Briess golden amber malt with Perle hops and 8 ounces of my own honey. There was no hint of butterscotch, but the ferment and the entire rest were in the mid 60s, the ultimate D-rest. The beer came out fine and clear with that smooth lager character, and lots of good, balanced flavors--malt, hops, and honey. Best of all, there were absolutely no off flavors. It was just as good as any ale I have ever brewed, but was definitely much more like a lager. Try it with an open mind, especially if you do not have a dedicated refrigerator. Highly recommended! Well worth a try!
October 22, 2014
Dry Yeast
Love using this stuff...easy to use...makes great beer!! Do it!!!
May 12, 2014
Good lager yeast
The price has gone up but it's still cheaper than the liquid yeast and makes a good clean lager. The other reason I prefer it to liquid yeast is I don't need to make a starter. I rehydrate and pitch and slowly ramp down, then ramp up for the D rest at the end..
January 17, 2014
Keep a spare in case of emergency
I have a couple of packs just in case I have a problem with my yeast. I've even used this to save a stuck fermentation. I make a 1 liter starter, rehydrate, add the yeast and a day later pitch it into my lager. This has worked and saved my beer. To get it to clear I cold crashed it after lagering.
September 19, 2013
Good lager yeast
It's easy to use, just rehydrate and pour it in. It makes a good crisp lager. You have to ferment at 45-50 for a week and ramp up the temperature so the Diacetyl is consumed because you don't want butterscotch beer.
July 18, 2013
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