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Re: W34/70

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Re: W34/70

Postby Weizenberg » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:30 pm

It does come on cotton buds too ;). For me a vial is 15€
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Re: W34/70

Postby caedus » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:13 pm

Most of it was the shipping and the other half was shipment documents, which they said were required shipping outside of the EU.
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Re: W34/70

Postby Weizenberg » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:58 pm

Ok. Its established then that shipping costs to the US are prohibitively high, mainly due to (understandable) restrictions. The yeast is actually a really strong fermenter (big bubbles). Never seen that on any of the other candidates (WLP820,830, WY2124).

Judging from the smell i would identify WY2124 as the closest match. Don't hold your breath though. The proof is in the pudding.
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Re: W34/70

Postby Brody » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:39 pm

How's 34/70 been treating you? I just picked up just shy of a liter of thick slurry from a local brew pub. Thinking about replacing my current 833 with it.
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Re: W34/70

Postby Weizenberg » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:52 am

It's all about personal preferences. W34/70 is quite universal and found in most German beers. My impressions are that I would neither place it as W830 or W820 - but that's a very superficial statement because I haven't done enough with it. The service from Weihenstephan was flawless and the viability extraordinary.

High on my list are W105 and W109 too.

If I were in the US I would order the WLP835 (I don't know the equivalent in Weihenstephan).
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Re: W34/70

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Re: W34/70

Postby Brody » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:31 am

Yea 835 seems to need enough orders to ship, think I'm going to throw 4 vials on the queue though.

Futur - I'm not sure the original source, just that it's 34/70 (they recently switched from a Czech strain). Being able to obtain a large quantity of it fresh and free is always nice. There lagers are very clean.
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Re: W34/70

Postby Ancient Abbey » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:33 am

I have had correspondences with WL, and they claim their lager strains are from the Saaz group. They suggest that few use the Froelich strains, however, W34 (both 70 &78) are confirmed Froelich strains. Something seems amiss, as I find it odd that WL doesn't produce the W34/70 strain.
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