The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Why do brewers buy Chico yeast?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-03-2012, 12:49 AM   #21
runningweird
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
runningweird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: State Line, PA, Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,086
Liked 85 Times on 62 Posts
Likes Given: 47

Default

I had some issues with an infection a little while ago - and one of the best ways for me to single out the issue was to use new packs of US05 instead of yeast starters. At 2.50 a pack I love using it because it works fantastically well without a starter.

plus - the yeast in the pack has been produced to be used in brewing as is and create a desired result every time- while the yeast taken from a bottle must be stepped up and will therefor be altered(slightly) by the new environmental factors it encounters.

less work = happier me

__________________

My 6 Tap Long Draw Tower Build:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/long...-tower-271578/

runningweird is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2012, 01:00 AM   #22
stikks
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
stikks's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Crystal Lake, IL
Posts: 460
Liked 18 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

You have a good point,but I can usually scrape 3 bucks out of my
car seats,and if I wanted to I could wash and get several batches
from that 1 pack.

__________________
stikks is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2012, 01:10 AM   #23
BWN
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dexter, NY
Posts: 700
Liked 20 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I think it would actually be cheaper to buy a pack of US - 05 use it then wash it. When you consider the cost of DME and the price of the beer.

__________________
BWN is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2012, 03:29 AM   #24
aidan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Nelson, New Zealand
Posts: 363
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Another point here is that yeast harvested from bottles may not be the healthiest yeast.

__________________

Blogging about the experiences of a new home brewer at BeerAndGarden.com

"Pursue Hoppiness With Diligence"
aidan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2012, 03:48 AM   #25
Genjin
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 262
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I thought I'd pile on . I brew mostly british and american ales and US-05 and 04 are good clean easy yeasts. Simplifies the brew day and I get consistent results. Hard to argue with that!

__________________
Genjin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-04-2012, 01:51 AM   #26
jbaysurfer
Former future HOF Brewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 1,939
Liked 356 Times on 266 Posts
Likes Given: 618

Default

I want to consider this from a slightly different perpective. Maybe the OP is simply stoked he's figured out how to harvest the yeast from one of his favorite beers, and (the way he has it figured) it doesn't cost him anything extra to do it. (Maybe 4-5 bucks if you only compare it to dry yeast, but the truth is, Wyeast and White Labs do a great business with HBTers, and we all spend the buck on the starter DME).

__________________

First Brew was thanksgiving 2011, I'm at 83 batches and counting (as of 6/21/2014), and ran out of room in my signature to list them all.

jbaysurfer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-04-2012, 02:21 AM   #27
studmonk3y
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Townsville, QLD, Australia
Posts: 138
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mt_rob View Post
Where I'm at in western Montana, SNPA is $7 to $8 a six pack....I sympathize with you if it's $12
Everything is relative. We just started getting Sierra Nevada out here in Australia. It's $21 a six pack. Torpedo is $28/sixer.
__________________
studmonk3y is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-04-2012, 03:25 AM   #28
BlainD
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Killeen, tx
Posts: 252
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

No one has pointed out if you wash yeast you can make one vial go for forever..... I just washed the cake of WLP001 from the second batch I brewed again. I've gotten 7 batches out of that one vial.

__________________

"Stop drinkin all that water" ~odb

BlainD is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-04-2012, 03:13 PM   #29
dbhokie
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia
Posts: 407
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Default

I certainly have started doing this with some beers that I really enjoy.

Chimay
Orval
Westmalle
Oh and that one, Sierra Nevada's hmm Ovila? (sp?) I really enjoyed that beer it was delicious.
Unibroque Grand Reserve 17 Dark Ale on lees (that one was mad easy to culture yeast out of, it had a healthy layer)

US-05...beh, I'll wash it maybe so I have 5 liquid vials cultured up, but it is so dang cheap, and quick. I'm spending most of my efforts elsewhere.

__________________
On Deck
Abbey Ale #2
Rye Imperial Pale Ale
Primary
20 Gallons of Apple Cider
Secondary
Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter
Conditioning (Bottle)
---So Sad
dbhokie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-04-2012, 03:29 PM   #30
rexbanner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: DC
Posts: 1,372
Liked 94 Times on 67 Posts
Likes Given: 91

Default

Well today I'm going to brew a two gallon batch and pitch a pack of wyeast right in. No starter required. Then when the beer is done I'll wash the yeast and brew a five gallon.

__________________

Peep my nanobrewery: http://crookedrunbrewing.com

On tap at the brewery:
Logan's Song English pale
Hopsail Belgian single
Hellfire Black IPA
Summer Night raspberry dark saison

Crooked Run Brewing: Traditional ales, local ingredients

rexbanner 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
Brewers Best Extract Yeast Question StarCityBrewMaster Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 02-28-2010 06:33 PM
Question about Brewers Yeast cljacobus Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 12-20-2009 08:33 PM
Brewers' Yeast and Cold Prevention PavlovsCat Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 02-03-2009 10:36 PM
Where To Buy Fresh Brewers Yeast Tinker Dill Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 05-08-2008 03:53 PM
Why brewers yeast? tempted-fate Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 09-02-2005 12:37 AM