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Old 01-10-2014, 05:28 PM   #31
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My local HBS sells packs of dry yeast for roughly $1-$2 a pk. Beer and wine varieties. DAN STAR notty, etc.. If i wasnt at work and actually knew where the receipts went to... id upload them here.

1 oz of hop pellets are about the same price, depending on variety, as well. So.. for me atleast.. i see it cost effective to just drive the 3 miles and pick up a pack.

additionally, i am not running one batch after another. like most of you guys here. i may go several months before i decide to run another batch.
I see cheap wine yeasts - I think I got a couple at 75 cents a pack recently. But Nottingham at $1-2 is pretty good. I think Cooper's and Munton's both are about $1.75 at the stores I go to.
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Old 01-10-2014, 05:41 PM   #32
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My local HBS sells packs of dry yeast for roughly $1-$2 a pk. Beer and wine varieties. DAN STAR notty, etc.. If i wasnt at work and actually knew where the receipts went to... id upload them here.

1 oz of hop pellets are about the same price, depending on variety, as well. So.. for me atleast.. i see it cost effective to just drive the 3 miles and pick up a pack.

additionally, i am not running one batch after another. like most of you guys here. i may go several months before i decide to run another batch.
I see cheap wine yeasts - I think I got a couple at 75 cents a pack recently. But Nottingham at $1-2 is pretty good. I think Cooper's and Munton's both are about $1.75 at the stores I go to.
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Old 01-10-2014, 05:54 PM   #33
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S-05 is $3.75 and Notty runs about $4.50 around here. I used to wash yeast and typically had good results, even after 4-6 months in the fridge.

I've since taken up making slants (following instructions on the HBT sticky), and would highly recommend this. As with everything else in homebrew, there is a little investment in tools, but it's very easy, and I can fit about 2 dozen slants in less space than 6 mason jars of washed yeast would occupy. It frees up space in my fridge for that other stuff, what's it called....oh yeah, food.

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For 1 gallon batch you only need 1/2 or 1/4 of a packet. Much easier than harvesting yeast.

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