Crossmyloof yeast

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Crossmyloof yeast

Post by m_rawdin » Sun May 28, 2017 7:03 pm

Has anyone tried the crossmyloof yeast you can buy on eBay? It's pretty reasonably priced but I'm slightly reluctant to use yeast I've never tried before.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262989910125
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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by woblylegs » Sun May 28, 2017 7:12 pm

some fellas on another board are raving about it being good. the kolsch and california is very good ive read. the yeasts are very reasonably priced too
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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by Andy » Sun May 28, 2017 7:26 pm

I've used the Californian yeast once so far. Focculation is lower than S04 / Nottingham but the yeast performed well and left a clean tasting beer. Would use again.
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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by m_rawdin » Sun May 28, 2017 9:10 pm

woblylegs wrote:some fellas on another board are raving about it being good. the kolsch and california is very good ive read. the yeasts are very reasonably priced too
Yeah I was gonna give the kolsch yeast a go cuz all the other kolsch yeasts I've seen are about twice the price.
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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by Hanglow » Sun May 28, 2017 9:49 pm

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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by m_rawdin » Sun May 28, 2017 9:54 pm

It's a shame they don't sell grain as well...
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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by goldthirst » Mon May 29, 2017 1:57 pm

I've used the Real Ale yeast twice now and it's very good. It started fermenting in less than 6hrs from pitching and was very active. I would recommend it. I did follow the instruction and added the yeast to around half a cup full of tepid water (out of the kettle) before hand.

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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by m_rawdin » Mon May 29, 2017 3:19 pm

I often use safale 05, do they sell a yeast close to this as I notice they have 3 ale yeasts?
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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by Stesmi2 » Mon May 29, 2017 8:00 pm

Yeah, there US Pale's pretty close to US 05 in my opinion. A pretty neutral yeast that clears quickly and compacts very well too. And the prices are as keen as mustard ;)

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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by McMullan » Mon May 29, 2017 8:09 pm

You get what you pay for. And, yes, dried yeast is always 'neutral' :shock:

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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by RobP » Tue May 30, 2017 6:30 pm

Slightly cheaper if you find them on Facebook.

Used the Kolsch yeast to make Altbier on the assumption that it should work as a German ale yeast. It wasn't very successful. Attenuation not high enough. Hops taste too forward. Still ok beer though.

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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by Kev888 » Wed May 31, 2017 11:49 am

Their website link on facebook still directs to an empty ebay page. Seems rather strange; I can't believe the festival they were at has been going on for 'this' long.

EDIT: Hmm, I think their link is just rubbish; turns out there is stock on ebay here. The prices look good but sadly there isn't anything to tempt me wrt British ale styles; could be worth keeping a few cheap packs in for emergencies perhaps.
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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by Stesmi2 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:46 am

Kev888 wrote:Their website link on facebook still directs to an empty ebay page. Seems rather strange; I can't believe the festival they were at has been going on for 'this' long.

EDIT: Hmm, I think their link is just rubbish; turns out there is stock on ebay here. The prices look good but sadly there isn't anything to tempt me wrt British ale styles; could be worth keeping a few cheap packs in for emergencies perhaps.
You message them on fb to get your discount. The prices are at the top of their page :)

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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by Kev888 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:43 pm

Yeah, a bit long-winded but presumably must be okay for those who still do facebook; price seems to be the main attraction so avoiding ebay fees may well justify it. Theres currently nothing which tempts me, but still good to have finally found their ebay listing though, in case the range increases.
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Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Post by BeerCat » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:41 am

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.

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