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More "new" Mangrove Jack's yeasts - M12 Voss kveik and M66 Hophead

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ebbelwoi

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Just stumbled across these today on the MJ site:


Could they be repackaged Lallemand Voss and Verdant?
 

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Given that we know Lallemand are a significant supplier to MJ, I think it's fairly safe to assume that the MJ Voss is probably repacked Lallemand Voss.

M66 Hophead is interesting, as they are adding an "enzyme" (I'm sure I saw somewhere a glucosidase) to the mix as a way to give themselves a bit of differentiation - not a bad move if the economics work for them.

Timing is interesting - it could be New England and it's just taken them time to work out the enzyme addition, or it could be Verdant.
 

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Well the enzyme is only in the M66, and with repitching you lose the benefit of the enzyme but you'd still have the yeast, which would still be the same as whatever Lallemand (or AN Other) is selling.

Glucosidases do help, but it's not a OMG-my-beer-is-ruined if they're not around.
 
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...it could be New England and it's just taken them time to work out the enzyme addition, or it could be Verdant.
New England does seem a bit more likely, especially with this line in the description:
perfect for New England, hazy and fruit forward IPAs
 

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Well given the recent trend towards using 1318 over Conan for hazies, then you could argue that's a better fit for Verdant (derived from 1318) rather than New England (derived from Conan).
 
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