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Your Personal Favorite Lager yeasts
« on: July 02, 2021, 03:35:53 pm »
I have gotten stuck in a rut and I have used the same lager yeast for basically 10 years now (WY2124). It works well for me and the beers I brew and I will probably continue using it but I'd dig trying something new.

PS: I have a sachet of Diamond Lager yeast that I am planning on using in the next couple of weeks. I have never used it before but sincde it has gotten rave reviews here Imma gonna give it a shot!

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Re: Your Personal Favorite Lager yeasts
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2021, 03:37:41 pm »
WY2206, hands down.
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Re: Your Personal Favorite Lager yeasts
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2021, 03:54:30 pm »
WLP940, Mexican lager. It's similar to 34/70 but with slightly less attenuation and a lot more character.

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Re: Your Personal Favorite Lager yeasts
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2021, 04:05:36 pm »
S189 for malty beers, WY2278 for hoppy

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Re: Your Personal Favorite Lager yeasts
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2021, 05:22:27 pm »
WY2206, hands down.

What is it that you like about it? I have used that one a lot in the past. I'm not exactly sure why I got stuck on 2124 but it might be because it was easy to get at YH in bulk

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Re: Your Personal Favorite Lager yeasts
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2021, 05:35:48 pm »
I like the crispness from OYL-113 Mexican Lager.

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Re: Your Personal Favorite Lager yeasts
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2021, 05:48:00 pm »
OYL-114 is pretty much the equivalent of WY-2206.  Augustiner, IIRC...In any event, great results with it.  But with these neutral lager strains, there is almost imperceptible differences sometime, especially fermenting under pressure, as I do a lot these days.
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Re: Your Personal Favorite Lager yeasts
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2021, 07:37:46 pm »
WY2206, hands down.

What is it that you like about it? I have used that one a lot in the past. I'm not exactly sure why I got stuck on 2124 but it might be because it was easy to get at YH in bulk

Good all purpose strain.  I started using it for stuff like Ofest and maibock because it makes great malty beers.  Then discovered it was great for pils, too.  Reliable fermenter and I don't recall it ever throwing diacetyl.
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Re: Your Personal Favorite Lager yeasts
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2021, 08:28:22 pm »
WY2206, hands down.

What is it that you like about it? I have used that one a lot in the past. I'm not exactly sure why I got stuck on 2124 but it might be because it was easy to get at YH in bulk

Good all purpose strain.  I started using it for stuff like Ofest and maibock because it makes great malty beers.  Then discovered it was great for pils, too.  Reliable fermenter and I don't recall it ever throwing diacetyl.
Cool. 2124 will def throw diacytle


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Re: Your Personal Favorite Lager yeasts
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2021, 09:44:10 pm »
2206 wet, S-189 dry.  Yummy yum yum.
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Re: Your Personal Favorite Lager yeasts
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2021, 12:23:04 am »
I've used S-189 many times. Agree it is a good one. Looking forward to see how Diamond fares.

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Re: Your Personal Favorite Lager yeasts
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2021, 02:41:27 am »
i really enjoyed S-189 and was planning to use it again, but i decided im going to try omega bayern as i heard it was really good and i have access to it, its supposed to be augustiner strain?

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Re: Your Personal Favorite Lager yeasts
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2021, 02:57:10 pm »
WY2206, hands down.
I like the White Labs WLP833 German Bock Lager Yeast. I done everything from dopplebocks, pils, and dunkels with good success.
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Re: Your Personal Favorite Lager yeasts
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2021, 05:34:13 pm »
i really enjoyed S-189 and was planning to use it again, but i decided im going to try omega bayern as i heard it was really good and i have access to it, its supposed to be augustiner strain?
Imperial Harvest is also  said to be Augustiner. Good choice for a Helles.

I do like 833 and S-189 for malty beers.

For pils ive always liked 830 liquid, 34/70, and noww Diamond.
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Re: Your Personal Favorite Lager yeasts
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2021, 09:20:12 pm »
Diverse selections amongst the brewers! Interesting. My favorites are 34/70, S-189, OYL-106 in that order. Since I haven't tried the other selections I will consider trying them at some point.