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Re: Is liquid yeast significantly better?
« Reply #45 on: August 01, 2013, 08:10:33 PM »
No, I can't just sprinkle the dry yeast into the wort.  Not when rehydrating seems to be recommended.

You absolutely can sprinkle, and if you haven't I strongly recommend that you try. There are many of us who find no improvement in using rehydrated yeast over just sprinkling it dry.

+1.  I've tried rehydration a couple of times and can not tell a difference from just sprinkling it on top.  I really didn't notice much difference in lag times either. 
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Re: Is liquid yeast significantly better?
« Reply #46 on: August 01, 2013, 08:18:39 PM »
No, I can't just sprinkle the dry yeast into the wort.  Not when rehydrating seems to be recommended.

You absolutely can sprinkle, and if you haven't I strongly recommend that you try. There are many of us who find no improvement in using rehydrated yeast over just sprinkling it dry.

+1.  I've tried rehydration a couple of times and can not tell a difference from just sprinkling it on top.  I really didn't notice much difference in lag times either.

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Re: Is liquid yeast significantly better?
« Reply #47 on: August 01, 2013, 08:58:09 PM »
I don't has a bunch of time to read every word, so maybe this is repeated

Few types of dry, bunch of types of runny.  Maybe dry gives less options. Or maybe wet renames the same thing a time or two but not so much on actual variety

I wonder if an average homebrew dude changed only his/her yeast if it would change the end product

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Re: Is liquid yeast significantly better?
« Reply #48 on: August 01, 2013, 09:11:18 PM »
I wonder if dry is shunned because it's so cheap. Just wonder

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Re: Is liquid yeast significantly better?
« Reply #49 on: August 01, 2013, 09:12:21 PM »
I wonder if an average homebrew dude changed only his/her yeast if it would change the end product

My experience says yes.   Maybe subtle, but different.
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Re: Is liquid yeast significantly better?
« Reply #50 on: August 01, 2013, 09:29:20 PM »
Well I guess the final conclusion is that I need to brew more beer and test. Thanks for the discussion.

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Re: Is liquid yeast significantly better?
« Reply #51 on: August 01, 2013, 09:43:53 PM »
Well I guess the final conclusion is that I need to brew more beer and test. Thanks for the discussion.

Because the key word is "significant" it would seem that the answer is "no."
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Re: Is liquid yeast significantly better?
« Reply #52 on: August 02, 2013, 06:01:49 AM »
I just don't like shipping liquid yeast during the summer months. I also rehydrate dry yeast to make it easier to pitch into a carboy.
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Re: Is liquid yeast significantly better?
« Reply #53 on: August 02, 2013, 07:26:58 AM »
I wonder if an average homebrew dude changed only his/her yeast if it would change the end product

My experience says yes.   Maybe subtle, but different.

maybe not so subtle. I do this a lot. the same beer with us-05 vs Belgian saison for instance. totally different end product. I've also done California ale vs 1968. huge difference, not as much as the s-05 saison combo but.
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Re: Is liquid yeast significantly better?
« Reply #54 on: August 02, 2013, 07:36:26 AM »
I wonder if an average homebrew dude changed only his/her yeast if it would change the end product

Yes.  I typically find the difference to be notable.  I split batches often and pitch similar yeasts to see which I prefer.  Assuming you stay in the same ballpark (Belgian, English, whatever) the end products are not drastically different, but you can get different esters, different perception of bitterness, etc.
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Re: Is liquid yeast significantly better?
« Reply #55 on: August 02, 2013, 08:41:33 AM »
I wonder if an average homebrew dude changed only his/her yeast if it would change the end product

My experience says yes.   Maybe subtle, but different.

maybe not so subtle. I do this a lot. the same beer with us-05 vs Belgian saison for instance. totally different end product. I've also done California ale vs 1968. huge difference, not as much as the s-05 saison combo but.

Yeah, obviously!  I was thinking more along the lines of comparing similar yeasts, like  05/1056/001.
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Re: Is liquid yeast significantly better?
« Reply #56 on: August 02, 2013, 08:50:42 AM »
I wonder if an average homebrew dude changed only his/her yeast if it would change the end product

My experience says yes.   Maybe subtle, but different.

maybe not so subtle. I do this a lot. the same beer with us-05 vs Belgian saison for instance. totally different end product. I've also done California ale vs 1968. huge difference, not as much as the s-05 saison combo but.

Yeah, obviously!  I was thinking more along the lines of comparing similar yeasts, like  05/1056/001.

true. likely much more subtle in that situation.
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