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Old 05-12-2008, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default What supplier for dry beer/wine yeast?

Seems like there's quite a few suppliers/brands of yeast out there and I'm having trouble finding recommendations for some of the best ones. What supplier's would be best to use/what brand's are most recommended? Looking for all dry for ale, mead, and champagne...



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Old 05-12-2008, 05:32 PM   #2
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Just about all the online retailers will carry Danstar Nottingham, Safbrew, and many varieties of wine and mead yeast.


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Old 05-12-2008, 05:35 PM   #3
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Yeah, just looking for recommendations on what stores are good though, as there's pages upon pages of stores out there.
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http://austinhomebrew.com/

http://morebeer.com/

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/

If you have a local shop that you can go into, try that first
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The midwest one is appealing since it's close...I'm in Iowa. We have a local store, but they're more of an alcohol retailer and just have limited selections of homebrewing equipment. The only dry yeast they have is the Nottingham.
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I buy all my stuff from Austin Home Brew Supply and they got a good variety of dry yeast. However, I would recommend you to stay away from Muntons dry yeast. I have had horrid experience with this yeast.
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Any of those "big three" online stores will have what you need. I like Red Star wine yeasts- they are about $.89 and come in many different kinds. I use cotes de blanc, montrachet, premier cuvee and champagne yeast the most. For Lalvin yeasts, I use the 71B-1122 or EC1118 the most. One package is good for up to 6 gallons, so it's pretty economical.

For dry beer yeasts, I use s-05 and nottingham the most. They are neutral ale yeasts.


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