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Old 05-28-2009, 03:04 AM   #1
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Default Pros and cons of Liquids vs Dry Lager Yeast

Ideas? or thoughts?

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Old 05-28-2009, 03:25 AM   #2
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if you want something more or less foolproof, pitch 2 packs of dry. liquid is nice because of the available variety.

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Old 05-28-2009, 03:28 AM   #3
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obviously though the liquid dissolves so there would be no advantage of being able to reuse the yeast

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obviously though the liquid dissolves so there would be no advantage of being able to reuse the yeast


You can reuse both liquid and dry yeasts....their original state before pitching doesn't matter in that respect.
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:59 AM   #5
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obviously though the liquid dissolves so there would be no advantage of being able to reuse the yeast
Yeah, obviously

Benefits of dry yeast: easier to store, no need for a starter, high pitching rates are quicker and easier to acheive (use two packets!), it's cheaper, it's just generally less hastle

Benefits of liquid yeast: wider variety, more complex flavours/esters, healthier yeast (Is this true?), more fun!
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:19 PM   #6
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Here we go again! This comes up so often around here, it's a wonder it doesn't show even without using the Search function.



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EDITED TO ADD: We've done this to death, over and over again. Use the Search function to read the multiplicity of old threads hashing and rehashing the issue.

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Yep, we've done liquid v. dry to death. However, the OP asks specifically about lager yeasts, at least in the thread title.

I'm no expert and will defer to those who are, but aren't liquid yeasts more suited to making lagers? It is my understanding that dry yeast works great for ales, but not so well with lagers.

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if you want the best of both worlds throw some dry yeast into your liquid yeast a few days before your brewday





























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obviously though the liquid dissolves so there would be no advantage of being able to reuse the yeast
Huh? Been smoking the clover again lad?

Liquid pros = Variety

Dry cons = Variety

Done! Now, puf-puff-pass.
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Missed the bit about lager yeasts, so I apologize for any perceived over-snarkiness.

I stand by my statements, however; even that has been done to death. Search is your friend.

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