Lallemand | LalBrew® Diamond Lager Yeast | Dry Beer Yeast

Lallemand | LalBrew® Diamond Lager Yeast | Dry Beer Yeast

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  • LalBrew Diamond™ delivers excellent fermentation performance, and has the ability to produce clean, authentic lagers
  • A great strain to brew everything from Munich Helles & German Pilsner to California Common & Vienna Lager
  • Lallemand premium brewing yeast offers brewers unmatched consistency, reliability and purity from one batch of beer to the next

A lager strain in the truest sense, Diamond Lager yeast originates from Germany. This yeast is well known for its hearty character and capacity to produce clean, authentic lagers. An excellent choice for a wide range of styles--Munich Helles, Vienna Lager, American Pilsner, Oktoberfest, Shwarzbier and California common--just to name a few. Lallemand's Diamond Lager exhibits high attenuation and high flocculation, with neutral flavor and aroma, characteristic of traditional Lagers.

Beer Styles: Lagers
Aroma: Neutral
Attenuation: High
Fermentation Range: 50-59°F
Flocculation: High
Alcohol Tolerance: 13% ABV

*See the technical data sheet below for information on rehydration, usage and storage.

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To brew a Mexican Lager and an American Light Lager
Taylor D on Feb 4, 2023
Great fermentation
CraftBrew on Jan 17, 2023
To brew a Mexican Lager and an American Light Lager
Taylor D on Feb 4, 2023
Real beer men gotta bust a rail of brewers yeast
Wendell Daugherty on Jan 21, 2023
Great fermentation
CraftBrew on Jan 17, 2023
Backup lager yeast
Lee B on Jan 13, 2023
Looking for a dry alternative to the wlp940,. I will split my wort between the two and see how it does
Stephen S on Jan 5, 2023
Cali style ale/lager mixed culture
Jan Lawson on Dec 21, 2022
Love 34/70 willl use in one 5 gal fermenter.
Stephen G on Aug 12, 2022
W C H on Aug 5, 2022
Same as W34/70 and cheaper
Chris H on Jul 22, 2022
Michael McNelly on Jun 27, 2022
Liquid yeast doesn't always live
Philip P on Jun 23, 2022
Heard good things about warm/pressurized fermentation with it.
Rich Slimack on May 30, 2022
Looking for a Lager yeast
GREGORY H Z on May 11, 2022
Best lager yeast hands down!!
Bad Joker Brewing C on May 8, 2022
Big Brew Day 2022
Danny M on Apr 30, 2022
Inexpensive lager yeast
Mark L on Mar 29, 2022
I am trying different types of dry Yeast.
Dave on Mar 23, 2022
Lager lager lager
Lee B on Mar 19, 2022
Great Lager yeast. Used many times, with great results. ferments fast and clean
Valued C on Mar 18, 2022
previous good performance
Richard Schmittdiel on Mar 15, 2022
Making Czech lager
Matthew J G on Mar 15, 2022
Yeast trial with CS German
andrew on Mar 10, 2022
Reputable dry yeast option
Andy J R on Mar 1, 2022
New yeast
Gj E on Feb 14, 2022
Description said it was good for an American Lager, brewing a pre-prohibition lager.
Brad Braddy on Jan 26, 2022
Love this yeast
Greg L on Nov 25, 2021
proven quality
Nicholas C Trausch on Nov 23, 2021
To compare with 34 70
andrew on Nov 11, 2021
It is cheaper than Saflager 3470
Gino P on Nov 3, 2021
i have had good luck with Lallemand
William C on Oct 29, 2021
Sound delicious and has great reviews. Happy Oktober!
Chris Dornbach on Oct 22, 2021
So I can brew lagers
Scott S on Apr 5, 2021
Worked great before
Robert P on Mar 4, 2021
Just trying something new
michael B on Feb 25, 2021
Reviews were good
William L on Jan 27, 2021
good price for lager yeast
John A on Nov 18, 2020
Very good reviews
THOMAS MOLLET on Sep 30, 2020
dry lager
Daniel C on Aug 18, 2020
yeast makes delicious beer
charles bland on Jul 21, 2020
Product Testing
Christopher Kulesza on Jun 27, 2020
try a different yeast
Roberto B on Jun 25, 2020
To make beer
Mark W on Jun 19, 2020
1st time gonna ferment warm.
Roberto G on Jun 2, 2020
Seemed a good buy, have been going back to dry yeast after issues with others
Bryan K on May 30, 2020
I'm planning to try it as an alternate to the higher priced 34/70.
Joseph Carter on May 30, 2020
new to me
Joe M on May 22, 2020
Good for the COVID.
Nathan H on May 19, 2020
I wanted the Lallemand Voss and needed to order other stuff with free shipping
David P on May 13, 2020
Good to have a lager yeast available when the urge hits.
Gwen L on May 12, 2020
It was there
William F Dumler on May 4, 2020
Real beer men gotta bust a rail of brewers yeast
Wendell Daugherty on Jan 21, 2023
Backup lager yeast
Lee B on Jan 13, 2023
The directions say 100-200 grams of dry yeast / 26.42 Gallons wort. So you need 38-76 Grams/10 gallons. So this is 3.5 to 7 packs / 10 gallons ! Whats Up?
Edward Bloom on May 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I contacted Lallemand about this -- Koln and New England have approximately half as many viable cells per gram as other ale yeasts, so you should treat them like lager yeasts and use twice as much as you would BRY-97 or Nottingham.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Great for a Marzen
Used this to ferment a Marzen, using Jamil's recpe from Brewing Classic Styles. Recipe here: https://www.beertools.com/library/recipe.php?view=14551

Jamil recommends S-23 as a dried yeast option, my current go-to is 34/70, I wanted to try another dried lager yeast to see how it compares to 34/70.

Fermentation was clean, and finished in a timely manner, so I consider this to be a good choice for a dried lager yeast. Nice that it's a slightly less expensive than 34/70.
April 28, 2024
Rated 5 out of 5
My new favorite lager yeast
Wow, what a revelation this yeast was for me. I typically just used the ubiquitous 34/70 fermented warmer (60ºF), but decided to give Diamond a shot on my last two batches. Easily blew 34/70 out of the water for my tastes. I like my lagers with a bit of sulfur. Not overpowering, but a nice edge. This is exactly that, and worked just as clean at 60ºF. The nose and flavor reminds me a ton of Schilling lagers, so if you're into that kind of note this yeast could be for you.
October 30, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5
LalBrew Diamond Lager Yeast
Due to my regular lager yeast being out of stock, I decided to try the LalBrew Diamond Yeast in brewing our Dortmunder style lager. Have had problems in the past with primary fermentation ending hanging up after a couple of days. Not with this yeast, it is still going strong after more than a week. Will continue using this going forward with all our Czech/German lagers.
December 24, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Good Reaction from Yeast
Pitched the yeast on Sunday, got strong bubbling action within 12 hours. Very strong for 72 hours so far. Seems to be doing very well. Can't wait to taste the beer!
June 25, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Clean, efficient fermentation
Used one packet in a starter to ferment a 1.050 pale lager. Started quickly and fermented to the predicted terminal gravity in about 12 days. Beer is now clearing in cold storage. Taste test from gravity sample seems pretty promising.
May 26, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing for Oktoberfest.
Had 2.5 months until our home brew fest. Used this yeast on an Oktoberfest. WOW!! Best I have ever made. I have used liquids past 2 years. From now on, I’m using this yeast. Tons of compliments. “Best Oktoberfest here”.
September 26, 2019
Rated 5 out of 5
The description is pretty spot on.
November 17, 2018
over 5 years ago