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Old 11-04-2012, 03:41 PM   #111
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I tend to have an easier time getting wyeast. Its a drive to crystal lake, Milwaukee, or Two Brothers Tap House for me to get White Labs. Can never open the vial without spraying yeast everywhere. So really slanting/washing WL would be very helpful for the strains without direct overlap.

The wife loves 530 in her Belgian though.

 
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:42 PM   #112
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I've never used a White Labs vial. I usually buy yeast from the Brew and Grow on Morgan, and they don't have many White Labs strains. I went up to Brew Camp a few weeks ago and they had a bigger selection, so I may try some White Labs strains (and make slants) soon.

 
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:48 PM   #113
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I'm pretty sure my lhbs doesn't carry white labs. I've made slants following the sticky. its easy.

 
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:41 PM   #114
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I am subscribing to this thread so I can see what you guys want in the site.

 
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:28 PM   #115
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I've got a lot of ECY in the fridge I haven't brewed with or slanted yet. I'll have to look when I get home, but I know there are at least 6 or 7 vials. Belgian white, Trappist, kolsch, single strain saison, bugfarm and flanders red are there for sure. I don't know if there are any micro-biologists in the group capable of examining the bugfarm and flanders red to see what the proportions are to try to replicate those. I do know that splitting them into multiple starters does not lead to the same results as using the whole bottle as directed.

I can slant any of the single strain yeasts if people are interested. The kolsch makes the best spotted cow clone I've had, much better that using wyeast kolsch.

 
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:41 PM   #116
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Originally Posted by Schnibbz View Post
I've got a lot of ECY in the fridge I haven't brewed with or slanted yet. I'll have to look when I get home, but I know there are at least 6 or 7 vials. Belgian white, Trappist, kolsch, single strain saison, bugfarm and flanders red are there for sure. I don't know if there are any micro-biologists in the group capable of examining the bugfarm and flanders red to see what the proportions are to try to replicate those. I do know that splitting them into multiple starters does not lead to the same results as using the whole bottle as directed.

I can slant any of the single strain yeasts if people are interested. The kolsch makes the best spotted cow clone I've had, much better that using wyeast kolsch.
I believe dbals is a biologist plays with yeast. I know that wegz15 and Polboy are active slanters as well. Maybe they can chime in.

 
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:06 PM   #117
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I'm not sure on the question? are your asking if I can determine the proportions? I have a scope and a cell counting chamber. If they appear different under the scope I can.

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:55 PM   #118
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Just got my delivery from Cynmar and hope to start some slants this weekend. Any additional tips not in the sticky?

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:03 PM   #119
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I just followed the shticky. Out of over 30 vials I only had one grow mold, and that was without yeast on it. None of my yeast slants have had mold. Someone said make a larger slant surface so the yeast don't get under the medium and push it up.

See here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/yea...-issue-364949/

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:04 PM   #120
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Hbt is helping place.

 
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