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Old 05-24-2009, 06:49 PM   #1
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Looking for a dry yeast alternative for some WLP500. I cant get liquid yeast here this time of year (noone wants to ship to Alaska). Anyone have a good suggestion?

 
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:28 PM   #2
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The Jamil show on triples says you could use a safale 56, but its the closest dry yeast. They also say just because it's close doesn't mean it's good.

Can you get a bottle of Chimay and harvest your own? That would be the best way to get it if nobody will ship.

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Old 05-25-2009, 05:47 AM   #3
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No one wants to ship to Alaska? Can't say I've run into that problem before. Where abouts are you?

 
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:15 AM   #4
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No one wants to ship to Alaska? Can't say I've run into that problem before. Where abouts are you?
Fairbanks, if you can find someone let me know please.

 
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:15 AM   #5
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Surely Morebeer.com will ship you yeast...

If your local homebrew shop (Gold Hill?) sells Wyeast... 1214 is pretty much equal to it.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:01 AM   #6
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The Jamil show on triples says you could use a safale 56, but its the closest dry yeast. They also say just because it's close doesn't mean it's good.

Can you get a bottle of Chimay and harvest your own? That would be the best way to get it if nobody will ship.

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Jamil says US-05(what it's called now) is close to wlp500? I do not believe you.
US-05 = wlp001 = wyeast 1056. Same strain, so how dose a cal ale yeast resemble a trappist yeast (chimay's I think)?

 
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:18 AM   #7
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The Jamil show on triples says you could use a safale 56, but its the closest dry yeast. They also say just because it's close doesn't mean it's good.
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Jamil says US-05(what it's called now) is close to wlp500? I do not believe you.
US-05 = wlp001 = wyeast 1056. Same strain, so how dose a cal ale yeast resemble a trappist yeast (chimay's I think)?
Most likely since there is so little dry yeast to choose from. If I asked for a dried apple and you didn't sell those, you could say the closest to it you carried was dried oranges and it wouldn't be false.
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:05 AM   #8
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The closest dry yeast you'll find is Safale T-58. It may actually be pretty close to what you need. I'd try it in a pinch.
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The closest dry yeast you'll find is Safale T-58. It may actually be pretty close to what you need. I'd try it in a pinch.
that's the one. T-58, not T-56. I should have checked the podcast again. My bad.

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that's the one. T-58, not T-56. I should have checked the podcast again. My bad.

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not nitpicking, but to help clarify the naming here. T-56 doesn't exist. Neither does US-56 anymore as it was close in name to wyeast 1056 so they renamed it US-05... although us-05, wlp001, wyeast 1056 are the same strain, the only difference would be when each when the company first got the strain and how much their reserves have mutated since.

 
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