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Dry yeast for Oktoberfest/Marzen?
« on: July 07, 2017, 12:05:11 AM »
I am thinking about brewing a Marzen/Oktoberfest in the near future.  My access to liquid yeast is pretty limited and I can't get a hold of any White Labs or WYEAST lager yeast right now.  There is a selection of dry yeast in town.  I was wondering if anyone had any favorite dry yeasts for this style?  I was thinking about the Mangrove Jack's M76 Bohemian Lager but am open to any other suggestions.  Thanks!

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Re: Dry yeast for Oktoberfest/Marzen?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 12:15:03 AM »
I'd probably grab Fermentis 34/70

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Re: Dry yeast for Oktoberfest/Marzen?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 12:18:29 AM »
34/70 , S-189 or S-23 would all do well IMO. I'd probably use -189.


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Re: Dry yeast for Oktoberfest/Marzen?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2017, 01:22:34 AM »
I'd probably use -189.


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Dry yeast for Oktoberfest/Marzen?
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2017, 01:47:17 AM »
I think the M76 would work well. It's Bavarian, though, not Bohemian. Just sayin' :)

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Re: Dry yeast for Oktoberfest/Marzen?
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2017, 05:32:44 AM »
I think the M76 would work well. It's Bavarian, though, not Bohemian. Just sayin' :)

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Re: Dry yeast for Oktoberfest/Marzen?
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2017, 03:14:34 PM »
I'd probably grab Fermentis 34/70

 

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Re: Dry yeast for Oktoberfest/Marzen?
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2017, 04:13:16 PM »
34/70 is my go to but I used 189 once in a dunkel inspired brown lager and it was fantastic.
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Re: Dry yeast for Oktoberfest/Marzen?
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2017, 06:24:07 PM »
Add me to the list for 3470 as well.  Who's running it cold or warm?  I am pretty converted to warm. 
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Re: Dry yeast for Oktoberfest/Marzen?
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2017, 03:27:50 AM »
Add me to the list for 3470 as well.  Who's running it cold or warm?  I am pretty converted to warm.

Still cold but not afraid to run it warm based on others results. How warm do you go?
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Re: Dry yeast for Oktoberfest/Marzen?
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2017, 03:42:27 AM »
I've only run it cold.

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Re: Dry yeast for Oktoberfest/Marzen?
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2017, 12:52:19 PM »
You've made me dig out my Oktoberfest recipe which calls for S-23. I may have to try something new this year.


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Re: Dry yeast for Oktoberfest/Marzen?
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2017, 04:07:16 PM »
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Re: Dry yeast for Oktoberfest/Marzen?
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2017, 07:00:44 PM »
Add me to the list for 3470 as well.  Who's running it cold or warm?  I am pretty converted to warm.

Still cold but not afraid to run it warm based on others results. How warm do you go?
Didn't run it too warm just basement temps mid 60s.  Worked well and i am brutal about my beers. 

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Re: Dry yeast for Oktoberfest/Marzen?
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2017, 01:50:32 AM »
I've used S23 well, but if you have a problem with 50 temps. Try Nottingham it works well with Lager characteristics and you can run it down to 59/60


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