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Re: Lallemand Diamond Lager versus Fermentis W-34/70
« Reply #180 on: October 13, 2021, 08:22:32 pm »
Yeah, and not having to make a starter is a bonus. I just had a liquid yeast pouch just not fire up. A month out of date, but it just did nothing. I used S189 and now the last few lagers I’ve used it with great results. I now have M54, and Diamond lager to try. I don’t know why, but 34/70, I just don’t like it.


If the farmhouse is along the lines of wy 3726 I’ll definitely try it !


I need to try the S-189. Agree with you, no longer like the W-34/70. Brewed many good beers with it, just do not like it anymore. Diamond has replaced it.


did 34/70 change? wouldnt it make sense to try to assess what aspect of it you dont like "anymore"?

I doubt it.  It's more likely that people's tastes change.  That's what happened with me and 05.  Or people discover something they like better.
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Re: Lallemand Diamond Lager versus Fermentis W-34/70
« Reply #181 on: October 13, 2021, 08:36:40 pm »
I know for me, the power of suggestion got to me.  I had a couple different people on separate occasions mention that they detected some lemon-like flavor in a couple different lagers I made with 34/70.  I suspect that they were super-tasters or had some sensitivity that most of us don't have.  Even so, I went away from 34/70 for a while and liked S-189 better over time.  Now, Diamond seems to have captured my interest for dry lager yeast.  I will still use 34/70 from time to time, but in the back of my mind, I keep waiting for a taster to mention lemon notes....

As to US-05, I got the peach thing before I read about others tasting that in beers fermented with US-05.  Once I got it, I couldn't shake it, and found it almost every time in US-05 fermented ales.
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Re: Lallemand Diamond Lager versus Fermentis W-34/70
« Reply #182 on: October 13, 2021, 08:57:00 pm »
Yeah, and not having to make a starter is a bonus. I just had a liquid yeast pouch just not fire up. A month out of date, but it just did nothing. I used S189 and now the last few lagers I’ve used it with great results. I now have M54, and Diamond lager to try. I don’t know why, but 34/70, I just don’t like it.


If the farmhouse is along the lines of wy 3726 I’ll definitely try it !


I need to try the S-189. Agree with you, no longer like the W-34/70. Brewed many good beers with it, just do not like it anymore. Diamond has replaced it.


did 34/70 change? wouldnt it make sense to try to assess what aspect of it you dont like "anymore"?

I must have changed. After trying Diamond, the 34/70 is no longer appealing to us, flavor wise. My brewing friend feels the same regarding this, so it’s not only me.
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Re: Lallemand Diamond Lager versus Fermentis W-34/70
« Reply #183 on: October 14, 2021, 01:57:48 am »
 I never liked 34/70. US05 I used to, but now it’s peach city
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