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danstar pricing
« on: February 21, 2012, 09:13:44 PM »
is something funky going on with the yeast market?  last time I stocked up on danstar nottingham dry yeast, it was $2.50-$3.00 a packet.  one of my LHBS was out yesterday, checked another today and its stock was $5.00 each.
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Re: danstar pricing
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012, 10:11:46 PM »
is something funky going on with the yeast market?  last time I stocked up on danstar nottingham dry yeast, it was $2.50-$3.00 a packet.  one of my LHBS was out yesterday, checked another today and its stock was $5.00 each.

Yep. The Danstar Windsor costs me that much.  Has gone up over the past five years. Was $0.75 in 2007. :-\
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Re: danstar pricing
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2012, 10:18:27 PM »
Didn't they have some quality issues and have to change process and packaging?   That i
s part of the increase.
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Re: danstar pricing
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012, 10:31:04 PM »
Didn't they have some quality issues and have to change process and packaging?   That i
s part of the increase.

The quality is much better. And the packs are vacuum sealed.
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Re: danstar pricing
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2012, 10:32:41 PM »
Didn't they have some quality issues and have to change process and packaging?   That i
s part of the increase.

The quality is much better. And the packs are vacuum sealed.
Got to pay for that new stuff.
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Re: danstar pricing
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2012, 10:56:39 PM »
don't got to   ;)
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Re: danstar pricing
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012, 11:41:31 PM »
Didn't they have some quality issues and have to change process and packaging?   That i
s part of the increase.

The quality is much better. And the packs are vacuum sealed.

I used my last vacuum packed one from my fridge with a price tag of $2.99.  LHBS today was charging $4.99.  the stash in my fridge couldn't have been more than two or three months old.
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Re: danstar pricing
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012, 12:03:04 AM »
I'm a big fan of Fermentis. I used to use the Danstar sometimes because of the price. Now Fermentis is usually cheaper. T-58 and S-33 are $1.75 at Rebel Brewer, and $2.25 at my (sort of local) HBS. S-04 and US-05 are $2.95 at Rebel and $3.95 at my HBS, the same price as their Danstar yeasts.

Danstar is definitely creeping up on the price-point where you might as well just buy liquid yeast.
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Re: danstar pricing
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2012, 12:09:37 AM »
don't got to   ;)

Right.
And if you feel you do got to, you don't got to for every new batch of brew batch if you repitch.
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Re: danstar pricing
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2012, 01:10:01 AM »
don't got to   ;)
I see your point.  My point was that they have to pay off the new process and equipment.

I don't buy much dry yeast.
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