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Wyeast

Post by richard080561 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:53 pm

How do you pronounce 'Wyeast'? Is it 'double you yeast' or what?
I've only bought it online and read the word, I don't think I have ever had to say it out load but it occurred to me today that I wouldn't know how to.
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Re: Wyeast

Post by wezzel01 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:53 am

I’ve always said “why-east”. I don’t think it matters too much


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Re: Wyeast

Post by richard080561 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:22 am

wezzel01 wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:53 am
I’ve always said “why-east”. I don’t think it matters too much Image


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That's close to what I thought it is...I have always read it as 'why-yeast'
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Re: Wyeast

Post by vacant » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:37 am

Good Question. Looks like the name has nothing to do with yeast.

https://www.wyeastlab.com/about-wyeast

"The name Wyeast means a lot to our region, because it’s the Native American name for Mt. Hood. According to legend, there was an epic battle between two brothers, Wyeast and Klickitat"

So for all we know, the ancient pronunciation could even be wye-ast!
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Re: Wyeast

Post by Clibit » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:28 pm

You can listen to lots of alterntives and vote, here...!

http://www.pronouncekiwi.com/Wyeast

This site reckons it's 'why-yeast', which is what I've always said, by some kind of fluke.

https://stason.org/TULARC/indulgence/be ... onoun.html

"The name Wyeast is pronounced like "Why-yeast", not "double-u yeast",
and is the name that the local Native Americans had given to Mt. Hood
in Oregon, which stands near the site of the Wyeast lab."

But this site says it's 'why-east'...

https://www.biyhomebrewsupply.com/blogs ... -that-name

"Also, very important but known by few, is the meaning and pronunciation of our name, "Wyeast" (pronounced why-east) which is derived from a Klickitat Indian legend that relates to the origins of the geography of the Pacific Northwest to a tragic love triangle involving chief of the Klickitat, chief of Wy'east and the maiden Loo-wit, over whom the chiefs quarreled. This quarrel grew so fierce that the Great Spirit had to intervene, destroying the Bridge of the Gods over the Columbia River and turning Loo-wit into Mount St. Helens; Klickitat into Mt. Adams; Wy'east into Mount Hood. Wy'east is the peak that dominates Hood River’s southern horizon and gives us our sense of place. The Great Spirit has also been good to us at Wyeast Laboratories and has given us a place in the fermentation industry. We feel like we are on top of the world serving each and every customer with products for making beer, wine, cider, sake and any other imaginable fermented products. (Taken from https://www.wyeastlab.com/pressrelease_ ... eleaseID=8)"

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Re: Wyeast

Post by Trefoyl » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:51 pm

I never knew the origin of the name, very interesting.
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