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Old 04-05-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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Default My closest LHBS is charging $8.95 for Wyeast

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Old 04-05-2012, 12:44 PM   #2
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Not crazy. Even at that price, the markup above wholesale price is probably less than for most other products at the shop. Depending on where you are, shipping costs can be very costly. And finally, Wyeast has a very high perceived failure rate of somewhere around 20%, meaning that's the percentage of smack packs that get returned or can't be sold because the pack either doesn't inflate when it should, or is already inflated on arrival. Good luck telling most customers that the inflation thing is just a dumb gimmick and doesn't do anything to indicate the vitality and viability of the yeast.

Also, the shop offers $5.95 Wyeast with $30 purchase.


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Old 04-05-2012, 12:48 PM   #3
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Well it seems high when 2 other LHBS (one within 15 miles the other within 15 miles from where I work) are charging $7.48 and $6.25
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Bobby_M>>I flood the keg with CO2 for one minute with the lid off, rack the beer in to the bottom gently, seal it, flood it, vent it. If there's still O2 in there after that, F it.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:08 PM   #4
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My local charges 9.99 for white labs... Has been for more than a year or so... Im into dry yeast mostly.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:13 PM   #5
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My LHBS has always charged $6.50 for Wyeast and that's in Chicago. $9 seems high unless it's in downtown San Francisco or NYC w/ rent up the wazoo...
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:24 PM   #6
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We pay 9.99 here in Canada.. our dollar is at par.

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Old 04-05-2012, 03:37 PM   #7
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We pay 9.99 here in Canada.. our dollar is at par.

Consider yourself lucky.
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:12 PM   #8
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Not crazy. Even at that price, the markup above wholesale price is probably less than for most other products at the shop...
He's REALLY rippin you on the other stuff!

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Old 04-05-2012, 05:12 PM   #9
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Not crazy. Even at that price, the markup above wholesale price is probably less than for most other products at the shop. Depending on where you are, shipping costs can be very costly. And finally, Wyeast has a very high perceived failure rate of somewhere around 20%, meaning that's the percentage of smack packs that get returned or can't be sold because the pack either doesn't inflate when it should, or is already inflated on arrival. Good luck telling most customers that the inflation thing is just a dumb gimmick and doesn't do anything to indicate the vitality and viability of the yeast.

Also, the shop offers $5.95 Wyeast with $30 purchase.
Yeah maybe wyeast should stop the whole smack pack thing. Honestly storage wise in the fridge I like the white labs vials better.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:20 PM   #10
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Yeah maybe wyeast should stop the whole smack pack thing. Honestly storage wise in the fridge I like the white labs vials better.
White Labs is for sure easier to store. Wyeast should pressurize that internal pack so when it gets popped it forces the outer package to expand no matter what.


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