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Title: wyeast in ontario/canada?
Post by: fredthecat on July 09, 2021, 01:27:32 pm
i see wyeast available from torontobrewing.ca and homebrewsupplies.ca but i hate their prices on everything else. if i just ordered the single pack of yeast i want by itself it would end up being 35 dollars including shipping. lol nope.

the main ones ive used shortfinger/ontariobeerkegs (my fave and usual site) dont carry wyeast


anyone from canada or ontario have any knowledge about this or your favourite homebrew sites?

Title: Re: wyeast in ontario/canada?
Post by: 4dogbrewer on July 12, 2021, 05:23:13 am
Where do you live? Wyeast isn't widely available like it used to be. Have you tried Escarpment Labs yeast? Shipping has really gone up in the last year. I over build my liquid yeast and keep using it over and over. Canada Post is too slow nowadays. I don't use them when I buy yeast. I tend to buy lots of things at once so I don't have to order too many times and pay the crazy shipping rates.
Title: Re: wyeast in ontario/canada?
Post by: fredthecat on July 12, 2021, 07:57:06 am
Where do you live? Wyeast isn't widely available like it used to be. Have you tried Escarpment Labs yeast? Shipping has really gone up in the last year. I over build my liquid yeast and keep using it over and over. Canada Post is too slow nowadays. I don't use them when I buy yeast. I tend to buy lots of things at once so I don't have to order too many times and pay the crazy shipping rates.

same. i usually plan a set of 4 beers with 2 yeasts. do 2 around the same time, then do the following batch with yeast from the first.

i live in woodstock. havent tried escarpment yet, i see them available at shortfinger brewing, but next up im trying omega. is escarpment any good? i know theyre canadian, but their stuff seems very basic. im still trying out classic liquid yeasts to see which ones i like. their prices are about 14 bucks per yeast sachet vs 10-12 for WLP and omega.

i use OBK and fedex it, it arrives consistently within about 2 or 3 days, well packaged. im pretty happy with OBK the 5 or 6 times ive used them.
Title: Re: wyeast in ontario/canada?
Post by: denny on July 12, 2021, 08:16:40 am
Where do you live? Wyeast isn't widely available like it used to be. Have you tried Escarpment Labs yeast? Shipping has really gone up in the last year. I over build my liquid yeast and keep using it over and over. Canada Post is too slow nowadays. I don't use them when I buy yeast. I tend to buy lots of things at once so I don't have to order too many times and pay the crazy shipping rates.

same. i usually plan a set of 4 beers with 2 yeasts. do 2 around the same time, then do the following batch with yeast from the first.

i live in woodstock. havent tried escarpment yet, i see them available at shortfinger brewing, but next up im trying omega. is escarpment any good? i know theyre canadian, but their stuff seems very basic. im still trying out classic liquid yeasts to see which ones i like. their prices are about 14 bucks per yeast sachet vs 10-12 for WLP and omega.

i use OBK and fedex it, it arrives consistently within about 2 or 3 days, well packaged. im pretty happy with OBK the 5 or 6 times ive used them.

I've used Escarpment a few times and have a bunch more to try.  So far, it looks great.