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Club Acquiring Seasonal Yeast Strains

Postby Mob_Barley » Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:47 am

I would like to see the club order the seasonal yeast strains from Wyeast and White labs to add to the library. I know Gene would have to be the one who does all the work of putting the yeast into the library, but I'd like to see if anyone else thinks it might be a good idea.
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Postby alms66 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:43 pm

More yeast variety is always a good idea, IMHO.
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Postby yeastmeister » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:22 am

Yep, purchasing new yeast for the library was approved by the board for this years budget. The problem I have been seeing however is that wyeast has most of the seasonals as blends (the current ones are not however, but the past 2 private seasons contained blended yeasts). We don't have the technology to maintain blends in the library.

Take a look at the seasonals from wyeast and white labs below and see if there is some interest in them.
http://www.wyeastlab.com/vssprogram.cfm?website=2
http://www.whitelabs.com/beer/platinum-2009.html

We can probably afford to purchase all 5 if you guys want them. Zurich lager is already in the library, the other 5 are not.
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Postby aleguy » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:46 am

Yorkshire Square looks interesting. I'm not sure about the new Belgian yeast from White labs. I think the Bastogne yeast we already have is probably better. If I want lager character I'll use a lager yeast or a confused yeast like Cry Havoc.
Other than that, all the Wyeast offerings look interesting.
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Postby Mob_Barley » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:16 pm

I think the Yorkshire square would be good. I saw a recipe that called for a Yorkshire yeast but it was out of season at the time so I couldn't brew it. I still haven't brewed an English beer yet and would like to try that recipe if I can find it again.
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