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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:42 pm
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:30 pm
It does come on cotton buds too
. For me a vial is 15€
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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).
Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:59 am
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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.