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Apendecto 10-26-2011 09:45 PM

What's up with Nottingham dry yeast new price?
 
Now it's like $4. Wasn't this yeast under $2 a few months ago? Any ideas on why?

rack04 10-26-2011 09:55 PM

New vacuum sealed packaging.

samc 10-26-2011 10:22 PM

Depends on the supplier. Here it's $1.50 .

I think that some LHBS choose to sell some supplies at low mark ups to encourage you buy other stuff at regular profit levels. Others say I want my mark up on everything. In addition it depends on how many levels are between them and the mfg.

LKABrewer 10-26-2011 11:49 PM

It is not the markup. Nottingam has gone up in price drastically in the past couple of months. If you are still seeing 1.50 a pack, I bet it is older inventory.

lou2row 10-27-2011 12:38 AM

I guess it is time to start washing Nottingham as well.

el_caro 10-27-2011 01:28 AM

Can you trash the US$ without expecting rampant inflation?

Is Notty yeast a bellwether for the evil monster inflation?

erikhild59 10-27-2011 01:36 AM

Same with us05 I believe . Used to be 1.75, now its 4.50....I don't understand that. Unless they have something to gain by pushing dry yeast users into the liquid yeast market. Are danstar and fermentis owned by other yeast companies?

sudsmcgee 10-27-2011 01:39 AM

Maybe they're tying to fund new dry yeast strains?

EdWort 10-27-2011 01:47 AM

$4 for dry yeast is ridiculous. For me, they've just out priced themselves from my House Ale as I brew 3 five gallon batches at a time and I used to pitch a packet per bucket.

Now, instead of $12, I will build up one $7 vial of White Labs 005 and split it across 15 gallons and still have some left over for a second 15 gallon batch.

I'm done buying dry Nottingham. I'll update my Haus Pale Ale recipe after I give WLP005 a try.

el_caro 10-27-2011 01:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EdWort (Post 3427624)
$4 for dry yeast is ridiculous. For me, they've just out priced themselves from my House Ale as I brew 3 five gallon batches at a time and I used to pitch a packet per bucket.

Now, instead of $12, I will build up one $7 vial of White Labs 005 and split it across 15 gallons and still have some left over for a second 15 gallon batch.

I'm done buying dry Nottingham. I'll update my Haus Pale Ale recipe after I give WLP005 a try.

Ed, why not just rehydrate and build up the Notty dry yeast?


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