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Saflager W-34/70 Bohemian Lager Yeast - Fermentis

Saflager W-34/70 Bohemian Lager Yeast - Fermentis

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The famous "Weihenstephan" yeast from Germany. W-34/70 is a widely used yeast strain that gives beer a clean finish and lets the malt really come through. Give this yeast a try and you might just have a new favorite!


This yeast can be pitched directly, but if you prefer to rehydrate, the instructions are below.

Sprinkle the yeast in a minimum of 10 times its weight of sterile water or wort (we suggest 4 oz) at 70°F to 77°F (21 to 25 °C). Do not stir. Leave to rest 15 to 30 minutes. Gently stir for 30 minutes, and pitch the resultant cream into the fermentation vessel.

Like Fermentis Saflager W-34/70 Bohemian Lage Yeast? Then you will love CellarScience® GERMAN Dry Lager Yeast!

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Heard it was the most forgiving yeast
Yordan A on Nov 23, 2021
Wanted a versatile lager yeast
John Krehbiel on Nov 18, 2021
Heard it was the most forgiving yeast
Yordan A on Nov 23, 2021
34-70 is super clean and easy to use. It is my go-to lager yeast
Mark B B on Nov 23, 2021
Wanted a versatile lager yeast
John Krehbiel on Nov 18, 2021
same as cellarscience which you only had five of
John Mansu on Nov 12, 2021
Easy to use
Gino P on Nov 3, 2021
Great Lager
Toby Gillespie on Oct 26, 2021
More lager
Chris C on Oct 26, 2021
I am out of it
Valued C on Oct 22, 2021
Vienna lager
Chuck Beckman on Oct 20, 2021
Good lager yeast for my pressure sanke fermenter
tim D on Sep 17, 2021
Lager Bier
Juan Padilla on Sep 16, 2021
So that I didn’t have to risk ordering liquid yeast sitting in a hot truck.
Christian F on Jul 31, 2021
Favorite Yeast
STEVE WATSON on Jul 20, 2021
Go to lager yeast.
Richard Schmittdiel on Jun 4, 2021
Best Lager yeast out there
Curtis A on Jun 2, 2021
For a lager yeast that can be pressure fermented at room temp.
William L on May 27, 2021
Makes a great lager
Jeff Leepard on May 15, 2021
looks good
anthony D on May 12, 2021
Dry yeast ships way better than biales.
Luis B on May 11, 2021
favorite yeast
STEVE WATSON on Apr 27, 2021
I've got covid and need another 50 beers
Connor M on Apr 22, 2021
Its the go-todry lager yeast and ships well.
Brian T on Apr 9, 2021
Recommended
Michael M on Apr 7, 2021
Picked up 2 packs to pitch into a 4 gal batch of schwarzbier
Tyler B on Mar 30, 2021
Lager recipe
Steve g on Mar 24, 2021
Great lager yeast
Jeff Leepard on Mar 24, 2021
Beer
David G F on Mar 6, 2021
helles lager
Chuck Beckman on Mar 5, 2021
was recommended to me
Brian L H on Feb 16, 2021
Great yeast
mark a graber on Feb 10, 2021
Backup
Herman Pierson I on Jan 21, 2021
Making Pilsner Beer
Michael E on Jan 15, 2021
Have had good success making lager at room temp with this yeast.
Daniel Hiatt on Jan 9, 2021
great lager yeast
Jeff Leepard on Dec 30, 2020
warm fermenting a lager
Andrew A on Dec 29, 2020
This is a go to lager yeast
Jeff Leepard on Dec 11, 2020
It makes the best lagers
Adam Garrison on Dec 9, 2020
my favorite yeast
Mark H on Nov 13, 2020
I use it to make beer
ERNESTO C on Oct 13, 2020
works and tastes nearly as well as liquid.
Mark Fogg 151 on Oct 8, 2020
Ferment a dopplebock. The the quality of dry yeast now, I've moved from liquid yeast and starters to direct pitching
Larry D on Sep 18, 2020
Prefer dry.
J Russell C on Sep 16, 2020
Going make a lager
Mike. S on Sep 13, 2020
Re-stocking
Jeff Leepard on Sep 9, 2020
I love this yeast. It works amazingly well at ale temperatures. Ferments quick, dry, and warm. A week or 2 of lagering, followed by a day or two on biofine and you’ll have a clear, clean, tasty lager.
BadFishbrew on Sep 6, 2020
convenient
Michael B on Sep 5, 2020
This is the best dry lager yeast
thomas r on Sep 1, 2020
make a good german lager
Manuel P on Aug 29, 2020
Nice characteristics of the Bohemian style
Ted D H on Aug 25, 2020
It is the best yeast in the world and it got me to free shipping.
Timothy James W on Aug 24, 2020
34-70 is super clean and easy to use. It is my go-to lager yeast
Mark B B on Nov 23, 2021
same as cellarscience which you only had five of
John Mansu on Nov 12, 2021
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
Probably the best yeast on the planet...
Torture it at 48F for weeks. Or spund it at 68F and 15PSI for a few days. You'll get clean, crisp beer that does a great job highlighting hops.

I don't even bother having US-05 or Nottingham in my yeast library anymore. If I want a clean ale, I use this lager lol. If I want a real ale, I use boddington's or fullers.
August 13, 2021
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great yeast
This yeast makes great lagers even at temperatures up to 60 degF.
April 5, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing stuff!!
I Lagered my first ever homebrew because it was the middle of winter. I heard that lagers can be tricky but this stuff turned out beautifully!

3 weeks in the fermenter at 63 deg. 3 weeks bottled at 68 deg and this is BY FAR the best beer I have ever tasted - ever! The heavy sedimentation really left a clean final product with no filtering. I used US-05 on the next batch and did not end up with as clean a beer. I can’t wait till next winter to brew with this again!
March 13, 2021
Purchased
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fresh and worked as advertised
February 8, 2021
Purchased
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I will definitely use this yeast again, and continue to experiment with it beyond Pilsner.
This was my first time using dry yeast and this one rocked! Beautiful fermentation on a Pilsner with 84.6% attenuation. No starter, pitched directly to wort at around 80 degrees.
November 21, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Yeast!
I've brewed several lagers with this yeast and they have all turned out fantastic! Recently I pitched this yeast into a Munch Helles and then used the yeast cake to ferment a Maibock. Exceptional aroma and flavor - don't let anyone tell you dry yeast is inferior!
November 12, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Warm lager ferment
I ferment this lager yeast at 68-72 and it is indistinguishable from ferment at 53-55... 7-10 day clearing with gelatin... clean and clear finish
November 5, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Sulfur Bomb! But oh so good
Day 3-4 the ferm chamber smells like a big fart, but I think sulfur is an antioxidant, as with a few weeks of lagering this yeast produces excellent Pilsner and Oktoberfest. Even though not recommended I build up 1L starters and pitch.
August 17, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This has always been a great clean go to German lager yeast
November 9, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Lagers made easy
I swear this yeast makes an awesome lager at 50 degrees and 80 degrees or anywhere in between. It’s foolproof.
November 5, 2019
Purchased
over 3 years ago