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Mangrove Jack's Dry Yeast
« on: April 29, 2013, 05:29:31 PM »
Anyone ever use any of these before? I'm all for more options in the dry yeast department, but given my poor results from Nottingham in the past, I'm hesitant to try out something that isn't well-tested.

http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shop/brand/mangrove-jacks/
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Re: Mangrove Jack's Dry Yeast
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 06:34:25 PM »
Haven't tried them yet, but I am looking forward to trying the west coast and the two English strains.

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Re: Mangrove Jack's Dry Yeast
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 04:50:59 AM »
I'll give them a shot. I am a fan of high-quality dry yeast, as well as letting homebrewers know that "high-quality" and "dry yeast" CAN exist in the same sentence.

Rebel Brewer didn't have any notes on flocculation, but they have them on their website. Interesting company!

http://mangrovejacks.com/collections/craft-series-yeasts
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Re: Mangrove Jack's Dry Yeast
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 06:20:45 AM »
That's cool, always good to have more options. I'd be interested to try the Bavarian wheat strain. Haven't tried the WB-06 from Fermentis yet, but I've read that it's not very banana-y.
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Re: Mangrove Jack's Dry Yeast
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 06:21:12 AM »
Yeah, I think I may have to bite the bullet and get a few of these. A dry version of WY3638 would be very nice, as well as a dry version of Pacman. The Newcastle Dark Ale looks pretty tasty as well.
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Re: Mangrove Jack's Dry Yeast
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2013, 06:31:05 AM »
That's cool, always good to have more options. I'd be interested to try the Bavarian wheat strain. Haven't tried the WB-06 from Fermentis yet, but I've read that it's not very banana-y.

If the M20 is truly a dry version of 3638, I think the ester profile is largely the same as the Weihenstephan, but the phenolic side has some cinnamon/cardamom/vanilla and a bit less clovey-ness.
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Re: Mangrove Jack's Dry Yeast
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2013, 06:48:54 AM »
Who wants to be the first to ferment the Workhorse yeast at 90f?!

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Re: Mangrove Jack's Dry Yeast
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2013, 07:33:42 AM »
Who wants to be the first to ferment the Workhorse yeast at 90f?!

If I could reliably ferment at 90F, then I'd rather brew Saisons with DuPont lol.

I can't help but wonder what the deal is with that strain. It is for lagers at 59-68F? Is that really a lager at that point? You could brew a beer with Chico or a Steam Beer strain at that temp and may be able to pass it off as a mock lager with the right grain bill and conditioning, but I don't know if I'd actually bill it as a true lager.
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Re: Mangrove Jack's Dry Yeast
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2013, 07:56:51 AM »
That's cool, always good to have more options. I'd be interested to try the Bavarian wheat strain. Haven't tried the WB-06 from Fermentis yet, but I've read that it's not very banana-y.

If the M20 is truly a dry version of 3638, I think the ester profile is largely the same as the Weihenstephan, but the phenolic side has some cinnamon/cardamom/vanilla and a bit less clovey-ness.
I'd like to order a couple packs, but shipping will be pricey. They do have a "super saver" option I guess...not sure about that though...suppose it wouldn't hurt for dry yeast.
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Re: Mangrove Jack's Dry Yeast
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2013, 09:07:56 AM »
Hopefully my LHBS will get it.  The cost + shipping = more than liquid.
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Re: Mangrove Jack's Dry Yeast
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2013, 09:11:25 AM »
Who wants to be the first to ferment the Workhorse yeast at 90f?!

This one REALLY interested me... I think the trick would be KEEPING it at 90F without wild temp. swings.

Its probably more like a San Diego Super Yeast, where you add it at the end of a super high gravity fermentation and continue to (slowly) raise the temp. so it will complete fermentation.
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Re: Mangrove Jack's Dry Yeast
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2013, 09:12:10 AM »
Hopefully my LHBS will get it.  The cost + shipping = more than liquid.

And then there's this...

Is Rebel the only big online store to carry it?
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Re: Mangrove Jack's Dry Yeast
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2013, 09:20:54 AM »
I noticed the instructions say it will do 6.6 gallons up to 1.050. Above that you are supposed to double pitch. I wonder if one package is enough for 5.5 gallons up to 1.060.
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Re: Mangrove Jack's Dry Yeast
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2013, 12:11:36 PM »
Hopefully my LHBS will get it.  The cost + shipping = more than liquid.

y'all could always order more stuff than the yeast  ;)

it will bring down the shipping cost if you spread it out overall.

I don't really have a LHBS so its no consequence to me.
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Re: Mangrove Jack's Dry Yeast
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2013, 12:31:58 PM »
In terms of $$, I agree Paul.  But I've shopped @ my LHBS for 20+ years, and they're fantastic. I believe in supporting the local shop (or brewery) if they do it right.
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