Looking for specific yeast strain - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Looking for specific yeast strain

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-31-2013, 12:18 AM   #1
patthebrewer
 
patthebrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2012
, allenwood, nj
Posts: 688
Liked 56 Times on 49 Posts



Okay folks trying do something new with my Pre-Prohibition lager. Anyone know where I can find the Wallerstein strain that F&M Schaefer used to use. I think I've heard that Brooklyn Brewery uses it for their Brooklyn Lager. But someones gotta produce it right?? I meant I suppose I could try to isolate it from a bottle dregs....I've done it before but with limited success.
__________________
Manasquan River Brewing LLC

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 07:02 AM   #2
ShinyBuddha
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
San Diego, California
Posts: 348
Liked 17 Times on 17 Posts


My best suggestion is to contact the brewery and see if they'll tell you what strain they use.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 12:16 PM   #3
patthebrewer
 
patthebrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2012
, allenwood, nj
Posts: 688
Liked 56 Times on 49 Posts


Yeah I'd do that but I'm not sure if they'd be willing to divulge, what to them might be a trade secret.
__________________
Manasquan River Brewing LLC

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 01:57 PM   #4
jhoyda
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Tiffin, OH
Posts: 258
Liked 36 Times on 27 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by patthebrewer
Yeah I'd do that but I'm not sure if they'd be willing to divulge, what to them might be a trade secret.
Yes, but you don't know until you ask.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2013, 12:30 PM   #5
patthebrewer
 
patthebrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2012
, allenwood, nj
Posts: 688
Liked 56 Times on 49 Posts


A Pro-Brewer Customer of mine suggested that wyeast 2035 he thinks is a descendant of the F&M Schaefer strain.....also I did try to contact Brooklyn Brewery, so far they haven't replied.
__________________
Manasquan River Brewing LLC

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 12:56 AM   #6
EarlyAmateurZymurgist
Recipes 
 
Aug 2013
Posts: 480
Liked 120 Times on 74 Posts


I know that this thread is old, but the mostly widely used strain on the East Coast and in the Midwest before Prohibition was the Christian Schmidt strain. A descendent of that strain is available from Wyeast as Wyeast 2272 North American Lager. Wyeast 2035 is a Midwestern descendent of the Christian Schmidt strain.

Wallerstein was a brewing research laboratory in New York that also had a culture collection; hence, there are many Wallerstein strains. Mark Carpenter, the head brewer at Anchor, recently stated that Anchor acquired their current strain in 1974. It's an old Wallerstein strain, which adds credence to the theory that Anchor's yeast is derived from the Christian Schmidt strain. The Christian Schmidt strain was definitely in the Wallerstein culture collection.

Beezer94 Likes This 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Using a different yeast strain.. Bulls Beers Fermentation & Yeast 2 11-28-2012 11:28 PM
I am actually going to purchase a yeast strain English Strain Reccomendations/Advice permo Fermentation & Yeast 36 11-14-2010 11:57 PM
Yeast strain look-up John Long Fermentation & Yeast 5 07-13-2010 01:48 AM
When trying a new yeast strain GilaMinumBeer Recipes/Ingredients 2 02-20-2009 08:09 PM
New yeast strain!!!! TrinityBrews Recipes/Ingredients 15 11-09-2007 08:32 PM


Forum Jump