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Omega Mexican Lager Yeast... Same as WLP940?
« on: March 18, 2021, 12:30:51 pm »
Has anyone used both of these and if so can you tell if it seems to be the same?  I really like 940 but found myself ordering from a place (Ritebrew) that did not carry White Labs.  The description says "compare to 940" but I know Wyeast had something like 2005 Cerveza Mexicana and it was absolutely NOT 940.  Thanks gang.
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Re: Omega Mexican Lager Yeast... Same as WLP940?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2021, 02:51:59 pm »
I would lay odds on both descending from the Modelo culture.  A lot of the differences we see between yeast propagators can be put down to the fact that all yeast cultures are plated for singles, often from a culture that contains variants.  We also do not know how far away from the reference culture a plated culture is when a new propagator is plating for singles. The chosen colony can make a difference in a yeast culture.  However, most variants perform very close to the original strain. 

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Re: Omega Mexican Lager Yeast... Same as WLP940?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2021, 03:33:26 pm »
Thank you.  Much appreciated.  I did find this:

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This strain, or a reasonable approximation, is sold by White Labs under WLP-940

That seems pretty encouraging.  940 makes great "summer beers", IMO. 
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