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Re: Dissent with Style
« Reply #60 on: March 27, 2014, 02:24:36 PM »
I pay ~ $7, too IIRC.
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Re: Dissent with Style
« Reply #61 on: March 27, 2014, 09:38:01 PM »
I was at White labs yesterday.  They charge more at the lab than at the lhbs

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Re: Dissent with Style
« Reply #62 on: March 27, 2014, 10:35:15 PM »
I was at White labs yesterday.  They charge more at the lab than at the lhbs
That is probably intentional.  They don't want to run a homebrew shop or a yeast store and don't want to compete with your lhbs, they want to sell a bunch of vials at once to the lhbs who will sell it to you.
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Re: Dissent with Style
« Reply #63 on: March 28, 2014, 12:55:48 AM »
May also be contractual. I'm not buying 1,000 from you to turn around and have to compete with you.

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Re: Dissent with Style
« Reply #64 on: March 28, 2014, 07:04:32 AM »
That's what I figured it was too. I was able to turn in used vials for free yeast though. 10 used vials for 1 new.

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Re: Dissent with Style
« Reply #65 on: March 28, 2014, 07:18:33 AM »
That's what I figured it was too. I was able to turn in used vials for free yeast though. 10 used vials for 1 new.

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Re: Dissent with Style
« Reply #66 on: March 28, 2014, 07:42:28 AM »
That's what I figured it was too. I was able to turn in used vials for free yeast though. 10 used vials for 1 new.

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Now that is being green.  I thought I had been saving mine for that yeast ranching project I never seem to get around to, but this is good news!  And it makes it 10% cheaper (almost).

You can get other free gifts as well. I'm up around 30 saved. I think I'll just get three coupons when I get around to sending them in.

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Re: Dissent with Style
« Reply #67 on: March 30, 2014, 05:43:49 PM »
10 vials for a free coupon is a pretty sweet deal. 

I couldn't imagine trading in 80 vials for a sweatshirt when you could get 8 free yeast vials.

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Re: Dissent with Style
« Reply #68 on: March 30, 2014, 06:19:44 PM »
10 vials for a free coupon is a pretty sweet deal. 

I couldn't imagine trading in 80 vials for a sweatshirt when you could get 8 free yeast vials.

Yeah, I can't imagine that being a $56 sweatshirt
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Re: Dissent with Style
« Reply #69 on: March 31, 2014, 06:53:04 AM »
its best if you can aggregate with other brewers in the area - shipping the vials can be expensive.
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Re: Dissent with Style
« Reply #70 on: March 31, 2014, 08:15:54 AM »
Getting back to the "house flavor" comments, I get that from quite a few breweries. A lot of times that is a yeast thing, but it could definitely be coming from base malt as well.

Unless it's horrible, I generally enjoy it when a brewery has a house character. It kind of ties their line together and gives you some familiarity with their brews. Its also nice as a homebrewer because you can replicate that character in your own brews. For example, I didn't realize that Harpoon uses WLP005, but the first time I brewed with it that character was clear as day.
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Re: Dissent with Style
« Reply #71 on: April 01, 2014, 02:57:18 AM »
its best if you can aggregate with other brewers in the area - shipping the vials can be expensive.

You just need to send the labels.
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Re: Dissent with Style
« Reply #72 on: April 01, 2014, 06:20:42 AM »
its best if you can aggregate with other brewers in the area - shipping the vials can be expensive.

You just need to send the labels.

are you serious?  thanks!  i just wish I hadn't recycled about 20 of them last year  :'(
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Re: Dissent with Style
« Reply #73 on: April 01, 2014, 06:44:04 AM »
its best if you can aggregate with other brewers in the area - shipping the vials can be expensive.

You just need to send the labels.

Good to know. I keep the vials for hydro samples and bringing salad dressing to work.
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Re: Dissent with Style
« Reply #74 on: April 01, 2014, 07:38:16 AM »
its best if you can aggregate with other brewers in the area - shipping the vials can be expensive.

You just need to send the labels.

are you serious?  thanks!  i just wish I hadn't recycled about 20 of them last year  :'(

This is from the form...

"To redeem your empty vials, please complete the form and return to us with the labels -
(remove the labels from the vials to save on shipping cost). You must include $5.00 for
shipping and handling for each item other than yeast coupons."

I probably threw away my first 10-15 before I knew about this promotion. That was also before I harvested yeast and was going through them more frequently.
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