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Tokay yeast
« on: August 09, 2010, 04:24:17 PM »
Does anyone know of a US source for Tokay yeast?  Some brands include Vierka and Kitzinger.

I've found a UK sources for Ritchies Tokay yeast, only $9 including shipping.

http://www.arkwrightshomebrew.com/product_info.php/products_id/1096

I haven't ordered yet because I want to find a US source, and I'm concerned about the heat the yeast would see in overseas mail this time of year.  But I might order some from then in a couple of months if I can't find it anywhere else.
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Re: Tokay yeast
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 08:09:10 PM »
Would Tokay yeast be a Hungarian vine yeast?
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Re: Tokay yeast
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 09:22:57 PM »
Would Tokay yeast be a Hungarian vine yeast?
Yes, it's the yeast used to make the Hungarian wine Tokay/Tokaji. I don't know it's provenance, but it probably came from grapes in the region.
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Re: Tokay yeast
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2010, 11:07:08 PM »
I managed to get a streak of tokayer yeast (that's how they have it labeled) from Greg Doss at Wyeast.  I'm going to freeze it and then grow some up to make a mead with it.
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