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Old 01-27-2007, 08:21 PM   #1
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what is "Wyeast"

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Old 01-27-2007, 08:28 PM   #2
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what is "Wyeast"

excuse my ignorance???
That's a company that sells brewing yeast.
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:37 PM   #3
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One of the two major supplier of liquid yeast, the other being White Labs. They basically sell the same yeast strains, White Labs comes in a vial, Wyeast in a smack-pack.
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:16 AM   #4
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Both are the same, butttttt I prefer the white's be cause it come's in a vial!!

 
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Old 01-28-2007, 01:39 AM   #5
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not to steal the thread but im kinda green on yeast. used coopers from start and since it worked stuck with it. different lhb switched me to us 56/safale 11.5g. what can i expect?

 
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Old 01-28-2007, 01:52 AM   #6
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Wy East is also a Native American name for Mt. Hood. Which just happens to be very close to Wyeast the yeast company.

LF - you will get similar results. Safale 56 will be slower to flocculate.
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Old 01-28-2007, 05:02 AM   #7
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I have only brewed one beer and I just threw in the dry yeast that came with my kit. (It was "Safale US - 56" made by Fermentis)

My beer turned out great!! IMHO.

Does it really matter what kind of yeast I use?

How does the liquid yeast work??

Lastly, should I store my extra packs of yeast in the fridge?


Thanks for all the help of the experienced brewers

 
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:06 AM   #8
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I have only brewed one beer and I just threw in the dry yeast that came with my kit. (It was "Safale US - 56" made by Fermentis)

My beer turned out great!! IMHO.

Does it really matter what kind of yeast I use?

How does the liquid yeast work??

Lastly, should I store my extra packs of yeast in the fridge?


Thanks for all the help of the experienced brewers
yeast matters, differnt yeast produce different beers, liquid is slighty better then dry and Wyeast vs White labs (both liquid) is a preference kinda deal

same way dry yeast does except there is no need to rehydrate and you probably should make a starter if you use it too increase your cell count (but starters are not neccessary)

sure, cant hurt if ya keep them in the fridge and can only help, just dont freeze them unless they have been specially prepared
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:08 AM   #9
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Different yeasts give different characteristics to beer. Some yeasts create certain flavors that are characteristic to specific beer types. For example, I'm making a hefeweizen. I want my beer to have the banana/clove taste that is common to this type, which is created by a specific kind of yeast. If I were to use the Nottingham ale yeast I used in my porter, I wouldn't get this flavor. So, I have to use a special kind of yeast used for this type of wheat beer.

 
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:35 AM   #10
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good info.

Anymore opinions out there?

 
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