SafLager™ W-34/70 Fermentis
beers with a good balance of floral and fruity aromas and gives clean flavors and high drinkable beers
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Reputed to be the Weienstephan lager strain, thus one of the oldest lager strains, this yeast works well as a lager yeast, and is probably the best candidate for fermenting lagers at the top end of the lager yeast temperature range. (see Brülosophy tests citing this.) This dry yeast does well out of the package, though for 5 gallon lagers, (@ lager temperatures) safer to grow a starter or use 2 packages. At low ale temperatures, 1 package may do. Best results after fermentation & carbonation, if lager in refrigerator 1-2 months in the bottle.
This yeast is a workhorse for many German lagers or American lagers as well. Dry yeast has come a long way in the last few years. I keep several on hand in the brewery fridge for emergencies. We recently lost our LHBS so I've decided to use dry yeast explicitly. It ships well and stores well. This yeast gives me the flavor profile I'm looking for in many German lagers.
This was my first lager, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I did control temperature per instructions and it performed perfectly.
I recently brewed a Maibock and fermented it with 2 packets of this yeast at room temperature under 14 psi. The fermentation began at about 6 hours, was very robust within 12 hours, and finished in about 5 days. I did not detect any off flavors and will definitely use this yeast again.
Good yeast, fast acting pitched directly into wort. Be advised the 34/70 variety requires 2 packages for 5 gallons, unlike S-23 which uses only one.