Crossmyloof yeast

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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by m_rawdin » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:05 pm

BeerCat wrote:I have done around 10 brews with the US pale ale and i really like it. Ferments in a few days and after 2 weeks in the FV its pretty clear. Works well in a dry stout or BIPA and their kolsch yeast is very good as well. I do have liquid yeast in the fridge but found myself using this instead.
I ordered a few different yeasts along with some hops yesterday so I'll see what they're like but reviews seem to be good. Very cheap too when you compare with safale etc.
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Fermenting: Saison, Gamma Ray clone
Conditioning:
Drinking: Strawberry beer, Kolsch
Planning: Belgian dubbel, Altbier

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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by m_rawdin » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:37 pm

It's my first time using Cross my loof yeast today, pitched my US Pale Ale yeast a few hours ago and it's already going going great guns. So far so impressed.
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Fermenting: Saison, Gamma Ray clone
Conditioning:
Drinking: Strawberry beer, Kolsch
Planning: Belgian dubbel, Altbier

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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by Kingfisher4 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:42 am

As a newbie who has just jumped in at the deep end, all grain with grainfather, with my 2nd ever batch in the FV now, I have been really impressed with the rapidity and vigour of the primary ferment with Crossmyloof yeast.

The fear of stuck ferments, poor attenuation and other woes due to the yeast at least seem to have been banished so far. I appreciate that I have no comparator but the performance has matched the low cost and fantastic customer service so I'm very likely to stick with them for the vast majority of my brews for the foreseeable future.

Thanks to Steven, Tom and the crew at CML for making at least one of the many variables easy and reliable so far.

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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by Jambo » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:18 pm

Yes I agree, I have found it is pretty decent stuff so far. The cost and hassle factor versus liquid yeast is much less.

Like many brewers I expect, I made a switch from kits with dried yeast to all grain with liquid yeast and temperature control all at pretty much the same time, so maybe attributed too much of the improvement to liquid yeast.

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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by wolfenrook » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:22 pm

Cost and performance are excellent with most CML yeasts, flavour however is sometimes a different story.

Using the real ale yeast I started noticing a "Belgian" taint to my beers, which just didn't seem right for the styles, possibly it doesn't like been fermented at room temperature (20 degrees C). So tried out Mangrove Jack's M36 Liberty Bell, just as quick, even more vigorous, and a nicer (imho) flavour profile in the finished product with no "Belgian" taint.

Oh and when I tried their Saison yeast it under-attenuated big time. I got a much better, drier, result with (stuck record...) Mangrove Jack's M29. Both tasted good though, the M29 added a touch more lemon to the flavour profile though, which given I used nearly an entire jar of Scottish heather honey in it made for a delightful honey and lemon after-taste. =P~

I can't yet compare anything with the US Pale Ale yeast, as only tried the CML stuff. Does seem to be a bit sour though, so probably going to give US-05 a try at some point for comparisons sake.

Their Kristallweisen is spot on though, so long as you like your wheat beer to clear to crystal clarity. After 2 weeks in the bottle my Witbier (yeah, talk about a hybrid... lol) had a lovely banana aroma and flavour to it.

If you have only tried CML dried yeasts, do yourself a favour and try some others so you can compare. No need to go for liquids, just try some different dried yeasts. If the CML comes tops for you, all good, but if you don't try you'll never know. :wink:

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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by Kingfisher4 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:14 pm

Many thanks to Wolfenrook. The suggestions and advice are much appreciated, I have invested in several Mangrove Jack’s dried yeast packets yesterday, as advised, in preparation for my next few brews.

I will, indeed, plan to brew the same recipe, but ferment with different yeasts and taste the same recipes side-by-side with the Mangrove Jacks and crossmyloof yeasts over the next few months to see which I and friends prefer.

The Liberty Bell (M39), New World Strong (M42) and Empire (M15) seem most likely to be useful for the sort of beers I plan to start with in the early batches. Looking forward to experimenting.

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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by Jambo » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:14 pm

Kingfisher4 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:14 pm
I will, indeed, plan to brew the same recipe, but ferment with different yeasts and taste the same recipes side-by-side with the Mangrove Jacks and crossmyloof yeasts over the next few months to see which I and friends prefer.
Are you going to split the same batch of wort into multiple FVs? I plan to try this one day when I can be arsed...

I feel there are too many variables otherwise, ageing being just one.

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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by Kingfisher4 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:06 pm

Your point is well-made, I agree that splitting a batch and changing the yeast as the only variable would be ideal. I might do that in the future, when I have multiple fermenting vessels.

For now, If I brew the same recipe at a later date and keep notes of the time since brewing and compare tastes at like for like timing, that should allow me to decide whether the extra cost of mangrove jacks is easily justifiable on subjective nonscientific taste grounds, Assuming fermentation performance is otherwise similar.

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