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Wyeast 3068 and WB 34/70

Both claim to be the Weihenstephan strain. Wyeast states is an ale yeast, Fermentis says theirs is a lager yeast. Can anyone clear that up for me?

Can’t speak on the WB34/70, but Wyeat 3068 is an ale yeast. It’s a weizne or hefe yeast and IMHO is the best. I’ve only used 2 other wheat yeasts to date and always go back to 3068. It’s a fantastic yeast. Lowering or raising fermentation temperatures will create drastic changes in your beer. Controlling these temps, either way, can really help you design the exact flavor your trying to get out of the yeast.

34/70 is a dry lager yeast. I’ve used it many times in my schwarzbier.

Is it a dry version of one of the readily available liquid yeasts?

I love me some schwarzbier. :cheers:

Is it a dry version of one of the readily available liquid yeasts?

I love me some schwarzbier. :cheers: [/quote]
I don’t know for sure but I did a google search for “34/70 liquid equivalent” and a few sites say the Wyeast 2124 is the liquid equal. I can say that my schwarz’s are really good and pitching two packs of dry yeast is much easier than making a huge starter or doing a bunch of steps.

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