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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Making Pilsner Beer
Michael E on Jan 15, 2021
great lager yeast
Jeff L on Dec 30, 2020
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
Gonna try this with a CA common
Connor Sinclair on Feb 24, 2020
To brew some lager.
James Shepherd I on Feb 22, 2020
Hear good things about this yeast
Bill Black on Feb 10, 2020
Have had good success making lager at room temp with this yeast.
Daniel Hiatt on Jan 9, 2021
warm fermenting a lager
Andrew A on Dec 29, 2020

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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
2 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
3 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
6 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
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works great
Reliable yeast for German Pilsner. Fermentation started within 12 hours.
December 27, 2018
over 2 years ago