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Fermentis W34-70 Saflager 500 gram Dry Lager Yeast Brick
Fermentis W34-70 Saflager 500 gram Dry Lager Yeast Brick

Fermentis Saflager Dry Lager Yeast Brick [W-34/70] (500 g)

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There are two types of yeasts used in making beer: ale and lager yeasts. Lager yeasts are bottom fermenters. This means that the yeast prefers to ferment starting at the bottom. The final flavour of the beer depends on the temperature the lager yeast is fermented as well as the type of lager yeast used. Lager yeasts grow less rapidly compared to ale yeasts and since the former is a bottom yeast, it produces less surface foam. As for floaties, it is a common occurrence in brewing beer especially when it is not pasteurized or filtered.

Dry lager yeast also ferments at lower temperatures compared to ale yeasts. They ferment at temperatures less than 400F to produce brews that have some ester and fruity taste in them. It can be used to create a myriad variety of beers such as lager and pilsner styles. It is packaged as a 500-gram yeast brick, perfect for making large batches of ale beer. This is especially so if the brew is adapted to casks and cylindro-conical tank fermenters.

This famous yeast strain from Weihenstephan in Germany is used world-wide within the brewing industry. Thanks to its technological properties, this strain has become the most popular strain for lager brewing and is used by industrial breweries and brewing groups around the globe.

  • This yeast strain originates from VLB (Berlin) in Germany
  • Produces lager that has both ester and fruity flavors in it
  • Has medium final gravity thus sedimentation or occurrence of floaties is high
  • Sold in 500g brick for easy storage and better shelf life
  • Yeast remains active for two years
  • Widely used in European breweries, using it will produce European-like quality beers
  • Best fermented at temperatures 53.6 - 59°F
  • A good yeast for producing lager, American malt liquors, Bocks, Dortmunders, and pilsner type brews

  • Total Esters: Low
  • Total Superior Alcohols: Low
  • Apparent Attenuation: 80 - 84%
  • Apparent Sedimentation: Fast
  • Alcohol Tolerance (ABV): 9 - 11%
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