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New yeast!!

Post by bubblehead » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:30 am

There's a new liquid yeast supplier :

http://www.gigayeast.com/

Brew UK are selling them :

https://www.brewuk.co.uk/ingredients/in ... easts.html

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Re: New yeast!!

Post by rpt » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:15 pm

Are there any new strains there or are they just more expensive versions of the existing White Labs and Wyeast strains?

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Re: New yeast!!

Post by Jocky » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:08 pm

I think they're all pretty unusual - including a lot of sour/farmhouse blends which have lots more genetic variation than brewing yeast.
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Re: New yeast!!

Post by McMullan » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:59 pm

They'd need to be special for that price. And going up against established competition too :roll:

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Re: New yeast!!

Post by Pinto » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:51 pm

Just needs one person to buy some and get some slants plated...... ;)
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Re: New yeast!!

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Re: New yeast!!

Post by legion » Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:35 pm

They do at least have double the cell count of white labs
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Re: New yeast!!

Post by BrannigansLove » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:36 am

McMullan wrote:They'd need to be special for that price. And going up against established competition too :roll:
Whenever I've bought liquid yeast it's ended up costing less than dry by the time I've reused it. They're selling on the benefit of not having to make a starter, which I can see as being a benefit in the blends, but not so much in the single strain packs.

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Re: New yeast!!

Post by Aleman » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:07 am

Well they have double the cell count at point of production . . . . by the time they get to the UK ?????

Frankly I prefer the slants from Brewlabs, I just ring Alison and say I'm brewing a beer like X, do you have a yeast similar to the one the Brewery used? Not let me down yet.

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Re: New yeast!!

Post by Goulders » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:05 pm

+1 Aleman

I guess some people may not have the confidence to use slants, but it really is straightforward

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Re: New yeast!!

Post by LeeH » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:49 pm

Maybe we should have a slant guide on the forum.

*hint*
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Re: New yeast!!

Post by Goulders » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:52 pm

LeeH wrote:Maybe we should have a slant guide on the forum.

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Re: New yeast!!

Post by McMullan » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:10 pm

What Aleman typed, with bells on it. This is the third new liquid yeast venture claiming they 'double' the cell count cf WLs and Wyeast. After a month or two, even at fridge temps, I know there are more viable yeast surviving happily on a slant. The liquid yeast industry has offered great brewing strains for home brewers, but the 'pitchable from the pack' claims are nonsense more often than not. My rant for the day :D

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