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Offline apack76

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Dry Yeast for Vienna Lager
« on: September 22, 2023, 09:53:45 pm »
What dry yeast do you use for vienna style lager?  I was thinking about 34/70.  Any thoughts or experiences you had?

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Re: Dry Yeast for Vienna Lager
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2023, 05:04:01 am »
W-34/70 is fine, but I really love S-189 and Diamond.  Of all of these, I might like S-189 the best for THIS style.

It comes down to personal preference.  I recommend you should do what I do: split a batch between 2 or 3 fermenters, try all of these yeasts, and find out which one YOU prefer.
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Dry Yeast for Vienna Lager
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2023, 05:46:46 am »
I recently used NovaLager on a Leichtbier that turned out very nice. I may try it on other lagers because it is so fast and doesn’t produce that sulfur that I don’t like.
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Re: Dry Yeast for Vienna Lager
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2023, 08:54:52 am »
I agree with Dave. S-189. A great, underappreciated yeast
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Re: Dry Yeast for Vienna Lager
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2023, 11:00:06 am »
I'll add another vote for S-189. I tried it last year after winning some in a club competition, and was pleasantly surprised. It dropped clear very quickly for me, and worked well in a German pils. According to my notes, the malt shone through very nicely, which is a good match for a Vienna lager.
Diamond and Novalager would also both work well.
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Re: Dry Yeast for Vienna Lager
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2023, 11:42:02 am »
Definitely would suggest S-189 and Diamond but, I am a bigger fan of 34/70. As a brewer of 95% lagers I have come to the conclusion that 34/70 works in almost any lager recipe IMHO.

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Re: Dry Yeast for Vienna Lager
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2023, 12:20:03 pm »
I have one going right now with Diamond, and I have been happy with it in the past. Haven't tried S-189.
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Re: Dry Yeast for Vienna Lager
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2023, 06:36:14 am »
S-189, Diamond or Novalager would all be acceptable to me. 
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Re: Dry Yeast for Vienna Lager
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2023, 09:27:14 am »
I wish White Labs would make dry WLP833 or WLP838. I like them more in malty lagers than any dry yeast yet. That would be worth $10.

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Re: Dry Yeast for Vienna Lager
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2023, 10:10:51 am »
I've been happy with Cellar Science "German".
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Re: Dry Yeast for Vienna Lager
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2023, 09:54:39 am »
Definitely would suggest S-189 and Diamond but, I am a bigger fan of 34/70. As a brewer of 95% lagers I have come to the conclusion that 34/70 works in almost any lager recipe IMHO.

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Re: Dry Yeast for Vienna Lager
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2023, 09:55:23 am »
another nod to diamond dry yeast as well. Its a wonderful lager yeast

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Re: Dry Yeast for Vienna Lager
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2023, 11:09:29 am »
another nod to diamond dry yeast as well. Its a wonderful lager yeast

It's great, but for certain styles there are others I find better
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Re: Dry Yeast for Vienna Lager
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2023, 11:32:32 am »
189, 3470, diamond
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Re: Dry Yeast for Vienna Lager
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2023, 09:08:54 am »
another nod to diamond dry yeast as well. Its a wonderful lager yeast

It's great, but for certain styles there are others I find better

ferments crisp, clean and clears faster than other dry lager yeasts and lets the ingredients shine through. I cant imagine what more I'd want from a lager yeast.