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Offline rcemech

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Hi all! I'm trying to help out my buddy who owns a homebrew shop. He wants to carry liquid yeasts and he'd like to know what yeasts to make sure he has on hand. So if you would, just jot down what your favorite liquid yeasts are that you use most frequently. Separate into ales and lagers please.

For example...

My most frequently used ale yeasts are...

1. 2565
2. 1007
3. 1056
4. 3068
5. 1084
6. 1450
7. 3711
8. 1388
9. 3787

Lager I don't do as many, but they'd be...

1. 2124
2. 830

Thanks in advance. Cheers!


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That's a pretty good list. I'd add :    Ale -  1214, 1762, 3944, 3522          Lager - 833
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I usually use dry yeast, so my list is pretty short.

Ale:
1968/WLP002
3711
3864 (Seasonal)
WLP013
1762

Lager:
2633
2278
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Lagers 830, 833, 835 Lager X (seasonal)

Ales I use a lot of different ones. 002 Essex (seasonal), 1469, 051, 1728 and so on. 3787 if I am doing a Belgian.
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i only use about a half dozen strains, 2 most frequently (001/830).  if he was really looking to focus on always keeping strains on hand to keep customers happy, i'd cull your list to the following :

ale:

001/1056
002/1968
007/1098
029/2565*

lager:
830/2124
833/2308*
800/2001
810/2112 (hybrid)

*not necessarily same strain...

i think those are the most commonly used strains and if he kept them in house and monitored his inventory to always keep them in stock, he'd keep the masses happy. prob need to add at least 2 belgians to the list, but i don't brew them often and couldn't tell you which ones to go for.

I'd order in some other strains like Denny's 50, Irish Ale, Alt, Oktoberfest Blend, scottish ale etc on occasion or special order - maybe to fill out a minimum order and see how they sell and perhaps adjust the list as he becomes more familiar with local demand.   



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Rcemech, has he considered contacting the yeast labs to see what they recommend, and what their best selling yeasts are?
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Rcemech, has he considered contacting the yeast labs to see what they recommend, and what their best selling yeasts are?

I would hope so, but the shops purchase yeasts from the manufacturer and that doesn't necessarily directly correlate to what the homebrewers are using most frequently. He was asking around though so I thought I'd help him out.

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Ale:
WLP001
WLP002
WLP007

I have not made a lager yet.

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In general I really like:

Ales:
1056
1272
1450
3068
3522

Lagers:
2124
2206
833
838

There's still a lot of lager strains I'm wanting to try. Since I get a pack and use it for multiple generations before starting on a new strain, I don't get a chance to try a whole bunch in a year's time.
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ale:

001/1056
002/1968
007/1098
029/2565*

lager:
830/2124
833/2308*
800/2001
810/2112 (hybrid)

*not necessarily same strain...

+1

Except for WLP029/2565, which I consider to be a specialist strain.  That list is pretty much on the money.   The only reason why I do not consider 2112 to not be a specialist strain is because it is the lager strain for people who do not have the ability to ferment in the fifties.  Wyeast 2112 is actually not a hybrid or even traditional steam strain.  Anchor acquired the strain used to ferment Anchor Steam from Wallerstein Laboratories in the mid-seventies.   I covered a much older San Francisco culture in the blog entry that I posted late last night entitled "There's Gold In Davis, California."

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I have some pretty similar favorites, but these are my most common:

Ale:
WLP007 Dry English
WLP001 California ale
WLP002 English Ale
Wy1469 West Yorkshire
Wy1007 German Ale
WLP530 Abbey Ale
Wy3522 Belgian Ardennes
Wy3711 French Saison
WLP565 Saison I
WLP566 Saison II

Lager:
WLP833 Bock
Wy2206 Bavarian Lager
Wy2124 Bohemian Lager

Bacteria/Brett:
Wy3278 Lambic Blend
Wy3763 Roselare
WLP650 Brett Brux
WLP665 Flemish Blend
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Secondary: OatRye Blonde, Plout Sour, Blueberry Ginger Sour
Primary:Belgian Dark Strong, Scottish Wee Heavy, American Session Wild Ale, Brandy Barrel "Lincolnambic"

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Nothing new to add but my ales for the last 2.5 years have all been done with :
001, 090, 1450 when using liquid
My lagers have been with
800, 830, 833, and a couple fest beers with 820 (skip this one)
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I typically only use liquid for Belgian Ales so:

3522, 3787, 1214 and 1762


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I do mostly lagers, so 830, 833, and 838 are my go to yeast. For ales, I would add 1728 for Scottish.

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British beer - 1028
American beer - 1056
German beer - 1007, 2308