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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4.7 / 5.014 ReviewsI've had good luck with it in the past but I brewed Saturday and it's Wednesday and there is still no activityFebruary 27, 2019Purchased
7 months agoQuality lager yeastEasy 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, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoWorks as AdvertisedThis 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, 2017Purchased
over 3 years agoDid 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, 2016Not Just for LagerI 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, 2015Always 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, 2015Everything I had hoped forTried 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, 2014Dry YeastLove using this stuff...easy to use...makes great beer!! Do it!!!May 12, 2014Good lager yeastThe 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, 2014Keep a spare in case of emergencyI 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
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