Originally Posted by Beerrific
Yeast swapping would be cool if it didn't cost practically as much to ship
(in a reasonable time) as it cost for a new vial. But, anyone in Atlanta want to trade?
Plus, how can I trust all jerks not to send some buggy yeast
LOL! You are so right on both points. I have a good selection of slants, but to share them would be uneconomical because the only safe way to ship is in a thermos. So, unless it is a yeast that is no longer available and that you just want to prevent loosing from your bank, it's not worth it. Also, a great many people are using dry yeast nowdays, since they no longer seem to come pre-contaminated.
I don't trust a yeast that is aquired from another brewer as-is. i take it though a streaked incubation on ager and move healthy colonies to slants.