Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > White Labs Yeast
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-09-2010, 04:27 PM   #1
franklinswheat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: new york
Posts: 151
Default White Labs Yeast

I completed my first batch of cherry wheat. Some people have talked about AHS on here, I just ordered an Agave Wheat kit from Austin Homebrew Suppply. I upgraded to White Labs Yeast as several homebrews around my area recommended the upgrade from the basic yeast setup. My question, is the extra 7.00 worth it? Does the white labs yeast make that much of a difference?

__________________
franklinswheat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2010, 04:30 PM   #2
maida7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 2,824
Liked 44 Times on 38 Posts

Default

It depends on the style of beer. Only a few strains are available as dry yeast. So If you want to do a Belgian wit beer, your probably gonna want the proper yeast. White Labs has such yeast. Fermentis does not.

PS: When using liquid yeast, make a starter

__________________
maida7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2010, 04:33 PM   #3
franklinswheat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: new york
Posts: 151
Default

Yeah I got a Belgium style yeast for this batch, White Labs Belgian Wit Yeast WLP400

__________________

Reason: Maida
franklinswheat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2010, 04:50 PM   #4
maida7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 2,824
Liked 44 Times on 38 Posts

Default

White labs does not make dry yeast.

__________________
maida7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2010, 04:58 PM   #5
franklinswheat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: new york
Posts: 151
Default

You are right Maida it is not dry yeast. I appreciate your helpful and tactful post. With that aside, how does using a liquid yeast that i assume i wont have to re-hydrate differ from using a basic dry-yeast setup. Also above question remains.. is it worth the difference?

__________________
franklinswheat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2010, 04:59 PM   #6
Homercidal
Moderator
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 24,763
Liked 2566 Times on 1811 Posts
Likes Given: 1491

Default

Liquid yeast is often called "Premium" at the LHBS because it costs more. It's no better than dry in most cases. However, there are lots of yeast strains that you can only get in liquid form.

Dry yeast is every bit as good as liquid, a lot more durable, and quite a bit cheaper. The only time I'd ever use liquid is if I could only get the results I wanted using liquid. I use it about half the time. Most Ales get dry yeast, except for those I use Bell's yeast harvested from their bottles or something similar. (which I really ought to do again very soon...)

__________________
Homercidal is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2010, 05:51 PM   #7
maida7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 2,824
Liked 44 Times on 38 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by franklinswheat View Post
Also above question remains.. is it worth the difference?
Same question = same answer

If you want to make a Belgian wit the you need the Belgian wit yeast. To my knowledge there is no dry Belgian wit yeast for sale. That strain is only available as a liquid yeast from white labs or wyeast. So yeah if that's the style of beer you want to make you need to use the right yeast. If you used a different strain you'd have a different beer.

Remember to make a starter.
__________________
maida7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2010, 07:32 PM   #8
franklinswheat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: new york
Posts: 151
Default

Please direct me to a good thread for making a good starter

__________________
franklinswheat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2010, 07:37 PM   #9
SoonerDoc
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SoonerDoc's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 402
Liked 17 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 61

Default

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/how-...ctorial-76101/
__________________
SoonerDoc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
White Labs vs Dry Yeast wcsxd9 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 03-14-2010 08:35 PM
White Labs Yeast Question. Sediment Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 05-21-2009 09:30 PM
White Labs yeast TairyHesticles Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 04-03-2009 07:51 PM
White Labs Yeast & 2.5 Gal batch dlg99 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 06-06-2006 10:12 PM
White Labs Yeast Question swh127 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 08-11-2005 02:01 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS