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Saflager W-34/70 Lager Dry Yeast


SKU# Y020

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This famous yeast strain from Weihenstephan in Germany is used worldwide and has become the most popular strain for lager brewing. Clean and malty, suitable for a wide range of lager styles.


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This famous yeast strain from Weihenstephan in Germany is used worldwide and has become the most popular strain for lager brewing. Clean and malty, suitable for a wide range of lager styles. Sedimentation: high. Final gravity: medium. Optimum temp: 48°-59° F

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Yeast FormatDry
Yeast StyleLager
Min Fermenting Temp48
Max Fermenting Temp68
Min Attenuation %No
Max Attenuation %No
4.8 / 5.0
12 Reviews
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1 Stars
Too lazy to make a starter
I use this when I need to get a batch of lager going and don't have time to make a starter. I have found that pitching low at 45 deg X 3 days, then raising to 50 deg and then when the beer is almost at target gravity (another 6-10 days), raise to 60 -65 deg for a diacytl rest gives the best results. I don't usually see a krausen until day 5, but I can see the yeast growing on the side of the carboy so I know it is okay on day 3.
September 30, 2012
Excellent Lager yeast - no off flavors, great attenuation, good floc! +1
Great Lager yeast! I've used this yeast for several different styles of beer - Bock, Dopplebock, Boh Pils, Czech Pils, Maibock - each time it was a success...I know, I know - I'm "supposed" to use the corresponding type of lager for each of those styles - however, long ago a wise man recommended that you learn one lager yeast and use it for all lagers... (Mr. JZ)With that as my baseline; I've chosen this lager yeast as my "standard" lager yeast.
November 5, 2009
My yeast of choice
I use this yeast in every lager brewed. I mostly brew light German lagers, but have used it in imperial stouts as well. This yeast drops super clear. I am able to gravity filter from conical through a coarse plate filter to keg relatively fast. Pitch at 45 hold at 50 and this yeast is tasty.
April 4, 2012
Great Yeast
Used in a Munich Lager. Great, clean results! Would use again.
January 21, 2014
Worth a shot, but...
Used this in a Cali Common fermented at around 65-70* for a week then dropped the temp to between 55-60* for two, finally to 45 for three weeks. The beer turned out very well. At racking it was god awful and I thought I may have screwed the pooch using this yeast at such warm temperatures, but time seems to fix all. The price isnt a whole lot less than liquid yeast, though, so that would be the reason for the 3 star rating. If it was 4 or 5 bucks it would get a 4, maybe 5. Ease of use is definitely there; as well as easier storage, being a dry yeast. But I have direct pitched smack packs with great results as well. It certainly creates a good "steam" beer, but not sure the value is there definitely there for a better rating.
March 7, 2012
Great all around lager yeast
Does the trick. Very clean taste and easy to use.
September 27, 2013
This lager yeast has been slugging it out with some very hard to ferment materials at 40 degrees farenheit and is still bubbling after 20 days, Low sedimentaion, clean, crisp. I use it from November through April. prefers a starter. dont worry about the lag time
January 9, 2010
Been using this for carbonated melomels lately. It does so well on my basement floor. Made a clean crisp cherry mead that was just awesome
Old Faithful
This lager yeast is always one I can depend on to get fermentation done with little error.
March 7, 2016
Seems a bit slow to start and high gravity finish
I made a 6 quart started and pitched at about 65F. This is a Oktoberfest with a starting gravity of 1.068. Primary fermentation at 57F. Continued 57F in the secondary at about 1.030. Now cold crashed and lagering at 4F. Tastes good and in style but I thought it would finish about 1.018 to 1.020.
October 6, 2015
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