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New Yeast Company
« on: June 20, 2015, 03:06:40 PM »
Did anyone catch the name of that new yeast company?  The one that will be selling 200 billion cells per pitch in little metal canisters.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2015, 02:09:12 PM by narcout »
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Re: New Yeast Company
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2015, 03:17:30 PM »
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Re: New Yeast Company
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2015, 03:32:24 PM »
That's an impressive looking lineup. I'll be curious to see who uses their yeast and what they think.
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Re: New Yeast Company
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2015, 03:52:35 PM »
"Organic" yeast sounds like a gimmick.
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Re: New Yeast Company
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2015, 04:10:09 PM »
"Organic" yeast sounds like a gimmick.

Yeah I wondered about that too.  Clearly it is important to a growing segment of the market.  Specifically I wondered how the managed culturing yeast in a way that it could be described as organic.  I wouldn't be surprised if most or all yeast could be labeled 'organic.'

Regardless, I too am interested.  The thing I see regardless of packaging (smack pack, can, vial...) is that they all are attempts to meet the needs of the producer.  No one seems to make packaging that meets the desires of the homebrewer.

As an example of what I am talking about: if they would put a spout on the package it would be more sanitary (no package entirely open to the air) and effective (how many times have you cussed while trying to pour a smack pack into the top of an Erlenmeyer flask?)
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Re: New Yeast Company
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2015, 04:33:23 PM »
(how many times have you cussed while trying to pour a smack pack into the top of an Erlenmeyer flask?)

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Re: New Yeast Company
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2015, 04:47:24 PM »
I'm pretty excited about this. Starters will generally be unnecessary, and you get all the advantages of cans. Apparently the homebrew packaging will start shipping in the next month or so. Commercial pitches are available now.

"Organic" yeast sounds like a gimmick.
Yeah I wondered about that too.  Clearly it is important to a growing segment of the market.  Specifically I wondered how the managed culturing yeast in a way that it could be described as organic.  I wouldn't be surprised if most or all yeast could be labeled 'organic.'

I know we aren't allowed to discuss politics, so maybe I'll just say that it's exactly as much a gimmick as "organic" anything else. ;)

All it means is that they use USDA Organic barley as the substrate for propagation. As far as other yeast being "non-organic", the dextrins, proteins, etc. from the malt would be left behind in some quantity. Supposing you could remove them, though, would the yeast be "organic"? Does "non-organic" maltose become "organic" pyruvate? Or are those carbon atoms forever cursed?
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Re: New Yeast Company
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2015, 07:26:59 PM »
I gotta say,..I get great results with the smack packs and a starter...No reason to change now...kinda like batch sparging in the somewhat rough looking blue cooler...if it isnt broke there is no need to fix anything....easy....
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Re: New Yeast Company
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2015, 03:27:42 AM »
Call me cynical, but I can name most of the strains in that collection.  The big thing that Imperial brings to market is organic propagation.  That's important for the organic crowd.

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Re: New Yeast Company
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2015, 03:55:24 AM »
I'm mostly excited about the 200 billion cells per package.

Edit: Fixed embarrassing typo
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Re: New Yeast Company
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2015, 04:11:20 AM »
Wow, trouble at Wyeast?  I know Jess was formerly at Wyeast and I think Owen and Jason were too, though Owen may have left a while back. 

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« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2015, 04:25:22 AM »
I don't think it's trouble, any more than leaving a large brewery to start a small one would indicate trouble. Local malt and yeast are going to be the next wave of this thing, and we'll see more startups.

FWIW, I had the chance to hang out with Jess and Jason a bit at the conference and it certainly seemed like everything was amicable. I'm sure the bottom line is that Wyeast could enforce a non-compete if it wasn't.
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Re: New Yeast Company
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2015, 11:40:22 AM »
I thought omega was 2 billion per pack as well?
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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2015, 12:11:07 PM »
Whether or not organic is a gimmick in this instance in my mind has to do with the amount of harmful chemicals goes into the ingredients used in yeast. I tend to get organic with things like corn, soy, and potatoes that have a big chemical load and don't worry so much with things that don't. For those local is the first preference.
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Re: New Yeast Company
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2015, 12:27:01 PM »
I'm pretty excited about this. Starters will generally be unnecessary, and you get all the advantages of cans. Apparently the homebrew packaging will start shipping in the next month or so. Commercial pitches are available now.

"Organic" yeast sounds like a gimmick.
Yeah I wondered about that too.  Clearly it is important to a growing segment of the market.  Specifically I wondered how the managed culturing yeast in a way that it could be described as organic.  I wouldn't be surprised if most or all yeast could be labeled 'organic.'

I know we aren't allowed to discuss politics, so maybe I'll just say that it's exactly as much a gimmick as "organic" anything else. ;)

All it means is that they use USDA Organic barley as the substrate for propagation. As far as other yeast being "non-organic", the dextrins, proteins, etc. from the malt would be left behind in some quantity. Supposing you could remove them, though, would the yeast be "organic"? Does "non-organic" maltose become "organic" pyruvate? Or are those carbon atoms forever cursed?
You forgot the organic water.  I kid.

Edit - 2 billion cells? shouldn't it be around 200 billion to get the excitement up?

Edit #2 - From Portland, go figure.

Edit #3 - not knocking Organic. I love to visit Portland.
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