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Re: 34/70
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2013, 01:20:38 PM »
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Random.
I believe that's where he found the Palmer podcast.
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Re: 34/70
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2013, 01:22:55 PM »
I decided it's not worth it to use dry yeast, unless brewing spontaneously. I'd rather have a nice active starter ready to pitch than deal with dry yeast. The cost gap is closing as well. But I still keep some 34/70 and US-05 in the fridge, just in case. But, for a lager, I'd probably rehydrate to maximize the yeast going in.
Same here, you never know when you might need a boost or when the mood to brew may strike so I always have 2 sachets each of 34-70 & US-05 in the fridge too, just in case.
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Re: 34/70
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2013, 02:27:43 PM »
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Is it online? Can you send me a link to it? 

Edit:  Can always learn something new....

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Re: 34/70
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2013, 10:32:52 AM »
I am drinking an Alt right now that I used 34/70. Tastes excellent! I will sprinkel 1 pack without rehydration without any fear. I have also fermented this yeast at 66 degrees. To my knowledge people on this site have said that this is the same strain as WLP830. If this is true why buy the liquid?

Because my LHBS charges $8 for one sachet.
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Re: 34/70
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2013, 10:45:07 AM »
I am drinking an Alt right now that I used 34/70. Tastes excellent! I will sprinkel 1 pack without rehydration without any fear. I have also fermented this yeast at 66 degrees. To my knowledge people on this site have said that this is the same strain as WLP830. If this is true why buy the liquid?

Because my LHBS charges $8 for one sachet.

Damn Red!  Same as liquid then?  I'm at $7 for 34/70 and $4 for US-05.
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Re: 34/70
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2013, 06:03:24 AM »
Dry stores longer than liquid, but if you are making a starter, then liquid is preferred.  Dry yeast is not designed to be used in a starter, as I understand it.
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Re: 34/70
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2013, 12:38:44 PM »
Holy sh*t, dudes! $7 for a pack of 34/70? I'd go liquid yeast at that point.
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Re: 34/70
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2013, 02:08:12 PM »
Holy sh*t, dudes! $7 for a pack of 34/70? I'd go liquid yeast at that point.
Wow, that's officially insane.  As the quality of dry has come up, so has has the price.  I use dry yeast for short notice brewing ( I have kids....enough said) when there isn't time to make a starter, but damn......$$ difference is shrinking.
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Re: 34/70
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2013, 10:40:41 AM »

Because my LHBS charges $8 for one sachet.

Unfortunately, you are being gouged. They are probably seeing their liquid yeast sales drop and are trying to offset that by inflating the dry prices. Fortunately, dry yeast is quite 'shippable'. So it may be time to vote your discontent by shopping for that component elsewhere. If you find more acceptable pricing elsewhere, do bring it to the attention of your LHBS and give them the opportunity to drop their pricing to a more appropriate level. Do support the locals as much as possible, but you do need to point out unfairness and the fact that the open market exists!
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