« on: August 01, 2013, 08:58:30 AM »
A better selection exists than what was available in 2007 IMO
Back when I started brewing you got a small foil pack of yeast with a can (John Bull?) of malt extract. Or you could buy an additional pack of ale yeast. I don't even recall if there were different strains of dry yeast at the time. Liquid yeast was such a huge difference, it was a no-brainer.
I keep a variety of dry yeasts in the fridge for emergencies and for spontaneous brew sessions (which don't happen anymore), but if I'm planning a brew it gets liquid yeast 99% of the time.