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Old 10-23-2007, 01:59 PM   #1
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I haven't seen a thread on this before and wanted to throw out the idea. Has anyone considered doing a yeast swap or trade?


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Old 10-23-2007, 02:08 PM   #2
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Sure. Best way to do this logistically is to keep the yeast suspended in 12 ounces of a maltose-based, alcoholic solution.


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Old 10-23-2007, 02:54 PM   #3
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I'm up for it, I've got a ton of belgian abbey II yeast and WLP trappist yeast. 2nd generation
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:55 PM   #4
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Whatcha got? Whatcha want?

I've got some Kolsch yeast...
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:14 PM   #5
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I got Nottingham and Windsor
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:07 PM   #6
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This sounds like a really great idea, and this is the time of year to do it. I'm super stoked. Be sure purge off any pressure before you send it out, and/or to ship the yeast with a cold-pack. Probably wouldn't hurt either to have a starter ready-to-go when the yeast arrives, so you can grow it up and harvest the viable cells.

I've got WLP530 - Abbey Ale, WLP800 - Pilsner Lager, WLP028 - Edinburgh Ale, WLP005 - British Ale, WLP036 - Düsseldorf Alt ready to go. I also have WLP351 - Bavarian Weizen, WLP515 - Antwerp Ale, WLP885 - Zurich Lager, and Wyeast Fat Tire waiting to be washed/regenerated (should be good to go in a couple weeks).

All of my yeast is nutrient-rich (i.e. containing sufficient levels of Zinc, free amino nitrogen, and other trace metals), and chillin' in 50mL tubes. I'd also be happy to send out a frozen vial of yeast in 15% glycerol that you can put into the freezer.

Here's what I'm willing looking for in particular: WLP810 - San Fran Lager (Or Wyeast 2112 Cali Lager), WLP026 - Premium Bitter, WLP041 - Pacific Ale, or WLP099 - Super High Grav Ale, and any of the common strains (English Ale, London Ale, Whitbread, Nottingham, Kölsch, Rogue Pacman)
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:15 PM   #7
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I have some cali yeast and heff yeast. But not sure I want to trade someone, I still have yet to try them to make sure I did everything right in washing the yeast.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:16 PM   #8
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Sure. Best way to do this logistically is to keep the yeast suspended in 12 ounces of a maltose-based, alcoholic solution.


Bird nailed it. Just swap beer, making sure that it is bottle-conditioned of course, then harvest the yeast from the bottle.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:17 PM   #9
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Costs as much to ship as it does to buy. Unless you're looking to do a local swap, it's not worth it usually.
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Costs as much to ship as it does to buy. Unless you're looking to do a local swap, it's not worth it usually.
Unless you swap 3 or 4 samples in one small package. I could probably do a mixed box of abbey II, 500 trappist, and hefe.


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