Dry Yeast - Variety and Availability - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Dry Yeast - Variety and Availability

Thread Tools
Old 05-01-2009, 02:11 PM   #1
Nov 2008
Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 233
Liked 27 Times on 20 Posts

I love the ease of working with dry yeast but lately have felt restricted on the types of dry yeast my LHBS carries. I have heard some rumors about new strains of dry yeast but I wanted to know exactly what is out there and readily available (what kinds of dry yeast) and where some of the best place to purchase dry yeast are.

Thanks for any clarification.

Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2009, 02:29 PM   #2
May 2008
Springfield, MA
Posts: 1,329
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

Here are a few places to get dry yeast from.

Northern Brewer
"Just remember Scooty Puff Jr. sucks!"....Philip J. Fry

Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2009, 03:36 PM   #3
Cpt_Kirks's Avatar
Sep 2008
Lakeland TN
Posts: 3,723
Liked 47 Times on 41 Posts

I mostly use dry yeast at the moment.

US-05 is my go-to ale yeast, especially when I am looking to make a "lager like" ale. Danstar Nottingham works good, too.

S-23 is my lager yeast of choice. It seems pretty stable, and I get consistent results.

I like Danstar Munich for wheat beers. It seems to give better results than WB-06.

Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2009, 10:15 PM   #4
khiddy's Avatar
Apr 2009
Portland, OR
Posts: 1,203
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

+1 for Danstar Nottingham. It completely blows the lid off of my fermenter every time, and it's neutral - it really lets the malt shine.

US-04 creates a ton of trub, easily a quart to 1/2 gallon at the bottom of the fermenter.
Beeritas Vos Liberabit Brewing
Primaries: BEER Beer (4/8/12); Fisher-Price My First Mead (12/20/10)
Kegged: Hairy Patersbier (1/28/12); Dick Beer (2/15/12); Get Yer Goat Maibock (2/22/12)
Bottled: Ye Olde Tyme Holiday Ale (9/26/10); Dick Beer (2/15/12); Candy's Dad's Homebrew (2/27/12)
Apfelweins: Crapfelwein (4/4/12); Apfelweinlager 34/70 (2/26/12)
Kit Wines: Fisher-Price My First Amarone (4/1/12); Rosso Magnifico (4/17/12)
On Deck: Albertus Magnus DIPA

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apfelwein Yeast Availability GroovePuppy Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 03-08-2012 07:21 AM
PacMan Availability HenryHill Recipes/Ingredients 14 06-27-2008 03:12 PM
White Labs Dry Lager Yeast: Availability j_oracle Recipes/Ingredients 0 02-08-2006 01:29 AM
Diamond Lager Yeast - availability j_oracle All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10 01-25-2006 05:51 AM
Does yeast variety impact final gravity? Thor Recipes/Ingredients 2 12-08-2005 10:22 PM

Forum Jump