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Old 09-02-2009, 03:42 PM   #11
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Pricewise this is true. But for storability, ease of shipping, and simplicity in cell count, dry is still a win for this brewer.
Yep, I didn't say I was going to stop buying them for sure. I have them around for backup actually. I tried to use some washed WLP830 last weekend and it would not start and was too old. I decided to go with some notty that I had around and it is fermenting close to lager temps anyways at 56* so maybe I will get some lager character out of this Octoberfast anyways


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Old 09-02-2009, 03:47 PM   #12
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Yep, I didn't say I was going to stop buying them for sure. I have them around for backup actually. I tried to use some washed WLP830 last weekend and it would not start and was too old. I decided to go with some notty that I had around and it is fermenting close to lager temps anyways at 56* so maybe I will get some lager character out of this Octoberfast anyways

I did a split once 830 in half and S-23 in another. Only, I cut the d-rest out with the saflager and got a better Bock from the S-23 than I did from the 830. The buttery notes from the S-23 just "feel" smoother and more cohesive.


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Old 09-02-2009, 04:51 PM   #13
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Wow, thanks for all the feedback... wish this site was around back when I first started brewing it would have been a huge help. The starter I made with the dry seems to have done well, time till tell I guess but I had good activity within a few hours of pitching.

I hear ya'll on the mail order... but by the time you buy the liquid, buy the ice packs for shipping and pay for shipping your looking at $15/batch for yeast!

Hearing all the positive feedback on dry makes me think I'm not sacrificing quality or taste by using it so I think I will go with the dry, experiment a bit with rehydrating, and see how it goes for the next few batches.

Thanks again everyone!

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Old 09-02-2009, 05:32 PM   #14
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There are even dry wheat and lager yeasts available now. But you can always buy liquid yeast online in the Spring or Fall and keep it in your refrigerator.

I've only been brewing 8 years and I wish this site had been around then.

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