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Old 11-07-2010, 10:57 PM   #11
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If you're using dry yeast, can you get Danstar (Nottingham, Winsor, or Munich...). Around here, it is cheaper than Safale and it is always a fast starter for me (fast, like noticable activitiy in 6-8 hours).
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:27 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by jaja View Post
The wyeast is MUCH cheaper when you split the pack up and make starter from each split part. Then you can push 1056 to a second generation no problems so you can get 12 brews at least out of a wyeast pack. Much cheaper and better brewing imo to make a starter and pitch active yeast.

... you can save/wash/reuse the US-05 just as easily...
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:04 AM   #13
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I realize I'm reviving a dead post, but I've found that the performance of US-05 and WYeast 1056 are very similar for the end product. (sorry i don't use white labs [nothing against it though])

I have noticed that WYeast is a little cleaner though. I have observed that two identical amber ales have slightly different clarity. US-05 takes off better and fermentation is slightly faster.

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Old 03-17-2012, 03:16 AM   #14
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So which one is more clear for you? One of them is clearer for me as well.

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Old 03-18-2012, 01:43 AM   #15
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How different are WL001 (California ale) and WL006 (American Ale) from Wyeast 1056 and US-05?
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