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Old 11-04-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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Default Who here likes/dislikes Coopers ale yeast?

Apparently it's about all I can get from my supplier here in Hawaii. I'm new so what do folks think about it? A good all around ale yeast?


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Old 11-04-2009, 10:26 PM   #2
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Well, if it's your only choice it probably won't matter what people say in the end. However, I've used it a couple of times and it seems to work just fine.


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Old 11-04-2009, 10:41 PM   #3
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I've used it and like it.
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Old 11-05-2009, 02:32 AM   #4
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I like it fine. It won't be great for certain types of beers like wits or high gravity, but most everything else I use it for and it works good. I would recommend doing a starter though.
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I don't like it. I would buy a few strains and start washing them. Will save you lots of money in the long run, plus turns out a better product.
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Old 11-05-2009, 02:35 AM   #6
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+1 on the starter for the Coopers yeast, I have had nothing but bad luck with it.
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I just want to clarify with the OP, are you talking about packets of Coopers yeast that are sold as part of a Coopers canned kit or are you talking about buying individual packets of Coopers yeast from you LHBS? Part of my concern, with any yeast, would be how old the packet is.

I don't necessarily think it's the greatest yeast ever, but it seems to be a little more tolerant of high temps, without tasting off, and overall gets the job done for a lot of beers.

Really, I think you could do worse. If Coopers is all you have, Coopers is what you use. I would look into ways to control you fermentation temperature, make sure you are pitching enough yeast, not difficult with dry yeast, and practice sound cleaning and sanitation techniques. If you can do all that and there's still an issue, then worry about the Coopers yeast, but, like I said, I haven't found any particular issue with Coopers.
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I just used a 7g packet of coopers yeast because the pack of nottingham i got with my recipe was in the recall thats just been going on. the coopers worked fabulously. i dont think it will be a problem for you. i made an ESB
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I was talking about buying individual packages. I'm one step beyond buying kits!
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well my experience with coopers is pretty positive. I dont think you will have any problem with it. I dont think it has a reputation as asuper high quality yeast, but its definitely nothing to sneeze at either. I dont see much difference between it and other "higher quality" yeasts. Its really really fast too.


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