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White Labs vs Wyeast Fan Favorites?
« on: October 05, 2015, 02:54:33 PM »
I have had one experience (cause I am a newbie) and it was WLP351 - OMG I love it btw

Going forward with brews I am really wondering to hear a AHA forum poll of fan favorite Yeasts for these brews:

Tripel
Saison
Southern Nut Brown Ale
Belgium Blonde
Vanilla Porter (copy Leinekugel - Snowdrift Vanilla Porter)
Sweet Stouts (Chocolate Stout)
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Re: White Labs vs Wyeast Fan Favorites?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2015, 02:59:05 PM »
I have had one experience (cause I am a newbie) and it was WLP351 - OMG I love it btw

Going forward with brews I am really wondering to hear a AHA forum poll of fan favorite Yeasts for these brews:

Tripel
Saison
Southern Nut Brown Ale
Belgium Blonde
Vanilla Porter (copy Leinekugel - Snowdrift Vanilla Porter)
Sweet Stouts (Chocolate Stout)

not styles I typically brew but for English styles I have enjoyed London ale III.

while not a liquid yeast I also really like belle saison.  it's not quite as "saisony" as some may like but for me it's just the right amount of character.

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Re: White Labs vs Wyeast Fan Favorites?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2015, 03:17:06 PM »
For saison, I have liked both 3724 and Belle Saison.  I also have a blended mix of 3724 & 3711 carbing right now and the samples were great. As for the rest of those styles, I really don't have any experience with brewing them
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Re: White Labs vs Wyeast Fan Favorites?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2015, 03:24:51 PM »
so in an effort to offer much of anything here are some of my favs in general.

ale:
I like wyeast 1450 (denny's fav 50) for a lot of things.
Obviously 1056 is a solid choice.
American Ale II (1272) is nice although I've only used it once.
London Ale III (1318)
I have liked Scottish Ale (1728) the times I have used it.  Even in something like a hoppy summer beer.

lager:
2124 is a solid all around yeast
2032 is one I have used a bunch of times and really enjoy for a malty lager
I also used a staro-prague once (seasonal) which was really great.
WL833 is a nice yeast if you like ayinger beers.

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Re: White Labs vs Wyeast Fan Favorites?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2015, 03:31:26 PM »
Going forward with brews I am really wondering to hear a AHA forum poll of fan favorite Yeasts for these brews:

Tripel
Saison
Southern Nut Brown Ale
Belgium Blonde
Vanilla Porter (copy Leinekugel - Snowdrift Vanilla Porter)
Sweet Stouts (Chocolate Stout)


Tripel -  WY3787, hands down
Saison - WY3711, 3726, 3724
Nut Brown - WY1968, 1275
Belgian Blond - WY 3787,1214
Vanilla Porter - WY1450, 1028
Sweet Stout- see Vanilla Porter
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Re: White Labs vs Wyeast Fan Favorites?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2015, 03:32:13 PM »
I have had one experience (cause I am a newbie) and it was WLP351 - OMG I love it btw

Going forward with brews I am really wondering to hear a AHA forum poll of fan favorite Yeasts for these brews:

Tripel
Saison
Southern Nut Brown Ale
Belgium Blonde
Vanilla Porter (copy Leinekugel - Snowdrift Vanilla Porter)
Sweet Stouts (Chocolate Stout)

Tripel WY 3787 - it's the yeast from the place than invented tripe...what could be better?

Van. Porter - WY 1450 - trust me on this one
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Re: White Labs vs Wyeast Fan Favorites?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2015, 04:23:43 PM »
I have had one experience (cause I am a newbie) and it was WLP351 - OMG I love it btw

Going forward with brews I am really wondering to hear a AHA forum poll of fan favorite Yeasts for these brews:

Tripel
Saison
Southern Nut Brown Ale
Belgium Blonde
Vanilla Porter (copy Leinekugel - Snowdrift Vanilla Porter)
Sweet Stouts (Chocolate Stout)

Tripel WY 3787 - it's the yeast from the place than invented tripe...what could be better?

Van. Porter - WY 1450 - trust me on this one
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Re: White Labs vs Wyeast Fan Favorites?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2015, 04:41:53 PM »
Denny should know! After all, his parents named him after a yeast strain.

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Re: White Labs vs Wyeast Fan Favorites?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2015, 04:50:44 PM »
Thats funny stuff right there!

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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2015, 05:06:33 PM »
For the strains the exist in both collections, I prefer Wyeast to White Labs.  The Wyeast smack pack is a thing of beauty.  When in doubt, go Wyeast! :)

A quick ale cheat sheet

Wyeast 1056 = White Labs WLP001
Wyeast 1968 = White Labs WLP002
Wyeast 1084 = White Labs WLP004
Wyeast 1098 = White Labs WLP007
Wyeast 1214 = White Labs WLP530


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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2015, 05:10:04 PM »
For the strains the exist in both collections, I prefer Wyeast to White Labs.  The Wyeast smack pack is a thing of beauty.  When in doubt, go Wyeast! :)

A quick ale cheat sheet

Wyeast 1056 = White Labs WLP001
Wyeast 1968 = White Labs WLP002
Wyeast 1084 = White Labs WLP004
Wyeast 1098 = White Labs WLP007
Wyeast 1214 = White Labs WLP530

do you let the pack swell up before you make a starter with it?  in the past I generally didn't bother.

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Re: White Labs vs Wyeast Fan Favorites?
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2015, 05:44:24 PM »
For me that list would go something like 3787, 3522, 1968, 3522, 1272, 1272.
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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2015, 05:52:13 PM »
do you let the pack swell up before you make a starter with it?  in the past I generally didn't bother.

Yes, not allowing a smack pack to swell is throwing away its strength.  When used properly, pitching yeast from a smack pack is like pitching a first-level starter at high krausen.

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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2015, 05:58:06 PM »
do you let the pack swell up before you make a starter with it?  in the past I generally didn't bother.

Yes, not allowing a smack pack to swell is throwing away its strength.  When used properly, pitching yeast from a smack pack is like pitching a first-level starter at high krausen.

how do you account for those times when the pack takes more or less time to swell up?  do you just smack it a little early and then stick it in the fridge when it swells earlier than you needed it?

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Re: White Labs vs Wyeast Fan Favorites?
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2015, 03:35:03 AM »
I've used 1098 vs 007 side by side. Wyeast can't hold a candle to WLP007. It's not even close. Almost 10 points in difference in attenuation in favor of White Labs. I also feel WLP001>WY1056. But, it's all beer, brewing, and a matter of personal preference and taste.