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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was recommended to me
Brian L H on Feb 16, 2021
Herman Pierson I on Jan 21, 2021
was recommended to me
Brian L H on Feb 16, 2021
Great yeast
mark a graber on Feb 10, 2021
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 L on Dec 30, 2020
warm fermenting a lager
Andrew A on Dec 29, 2020
This is a go to lager yeast
Jeff L on Dec 11, 2020
It makes the best lagers
Adam 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
Jeff L 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
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
I do a lot of pressure fermenting -- this is my favorite dry yeast (ordering in August)
William S on Aug 12, 2020
This yeast was a game changer for me, American Brown and Pales are cleaner than what I was able to achieve with any of the Ale yeasts I had come to know and love.
Dan Kuczmarski on Aug 11, 2020
Baltic Porter
Julio G on Aug 8, 2020
Colin Milne on Aug 4, 2020
works good under pressure
tim robinson on Aug 1, 2020
used before, works very well
Carol W on Jul 29, 2020
Brewing a Pilsner next and too hot for liquid yeast shipping + no LHBS
Dylan K on Jul 10, 2020
For an German keller beer.
andrew on Jun 19, 2020
Adam Paul M on Jun 19, 2020
The pandemic has me worried and these dry yeast seem to have a long shelf life so I can make beer into the Armageddon!
Tim H on Jun 16, 2020
Dry Yeast easier to pitch than making liquid yeast starters
William H on Jun 15, 2020
great yeast
Peter S on Jun 6, 2020
its lager yeast...
SHANE on May 29, 2020
I'll be brewing a Martzen for Octoberfest and this is my yeast. Added it to order of grain since you have a great deal on grain.
Jeff P on May 26, 2020
Thought I would try a dry lager yeast.
John P on May 7, 2020
To brew up some pilsner!
Damien P on May 5, 2020
Bohemian lager yeast, going to ferment like a bohemian, and I love lagers
Travis H on May 5, 2020
Current Vendor OOS
Karl B on May 2, 2020
Go to German lager yeast
Jarrad K on May 2, 2020
Ease of use
David H on Apr 25, 2020
Backup lager yeast
Curtis Pastor on Apr 22, 2020
I'm out and owe a friend a pkg.
Gary Haygood on Apr 17, 2020
reliable dry lager year, has done a great job in each of the 12 lager I have made in the last 18 months
Curtis A on Apr 17, 2020
Ferments at wide temp range
Jason H on Apr 11, 2020
Producing a Pale Lager
Jared L on Apr 8, 2020
Easy. No need to hydrate. Use dry. Great Euro lager finish. A little different than 189. Much better than Saflager 23.
Mike Zargaj on Mar 25, 2020
34/70 is the one true yeast
graham S on Mar 9, 2020
easy storage good results
Robert M on Mar 5, 2020
Great yeast
mark a graber on Feb 10, 2021
Making Pilsner Beer
Michael E on Jan 15, 2021

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Rated 5 out of 5
Fresh and worked as advertised
February 8, 2021
1 month 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This has always been a great clean go to German lager yeast
November 9, 2019
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
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good lager character
Keep primary below 59 degrees and there is low ester production.
August 20, 2019
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
makes award winning beer
Typically start with a lt lager and a sachet of this yeast, then use it for additional lagers. multiple years making it to NHC finals.
April 19, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Under pressure
Worked amazing for pressure fermentation
April 12, 2019
over 2 years ago