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Old 11-21-2008, 09:40 PM   #1
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Default WhiteLabs -vs- Wyeast

Which do you prefer?


Like WLP300 -vs- 3068

or WLP400 -vs- 3638 or whatever is comparable


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Old 11-21-2008, 09:56 PM   #2
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I live in San Diego, White Labs is based here and it's the only brand of liquid yeast my LHBS carries. Doesn't mean I wouldn't use Wyeast if I had the opportunity.

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Old 11-21-2008, 09:57 PM   #3
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Used 'em both, love 'em both.

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i like white labs, but just because i've always used them and i know how they work. wyeast and WL are equally viable options IMO.

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I mainly asked this because I've tried the WLP300 3 different times, and hated the results. 1 time with extract only, 2 times with PM.

Both tasted skunky and sourish.....

The WLP400 is wonderfull though!!

I think I'm gonna try the 3638 and 3068 and see what I get.

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the 300 is sour? it's all i use and i rarely get sour unless i use certain grains...i suppose with extract i used to. it entirely depends on the ingredients...are you using unmalted wheat or acid malt or something?

the 400 is a belgian wit yeast...not the same at all. the 300 is a german hefeweizen yeast...it should give you lots of banana and clove flavors.

but, again, i'd say your problem is elsewhere.

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I have always been partial to Wyeast, but have used White Labs if I cannot source the Wyeast products I need.
For dry yeast I tend towards Nottingham, and keep plenty on hand.

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I'm partial to dry, but only do American or English styles.

US-05 or S-04 are my go to choices.

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I like White Labs but in winter I go with Wyeast because they will ferment colder. HOWEVER - Both are fantastic. They aer interchangeable as far as I'm concerned.

One problem is that White Labs costs a LOT more for LHBS to stock. Shipping and stocking are a big problem with glass viles.

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Depends on what kind of beer I am making and what strain I am looking for. I probably use dry yeast more that either of those, but when you need liquid either one makes great products. I have used white labs more that Wyeast because that is the only one my LHBS carries, but I do think the smack packs are pretty cool.

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