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Re: Label Peelers...check those dates!
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2022, 09:47:46 am »
What exactly is US-56?

1056 - American Ale

Well, kinda but not exactly

My search revealed this was a substitute for 1056.

I just now emailed Label Peelers, asking them if I might exchange this yeast. This really has me scratching my head...
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Re: Label Peelers...check those dates!
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2022, 10:16:17 am »
What exactly is US-56?

1056 - American Ale

Well, kinda but not exactly

My search revealed this was a substitute for 1056.

I just now emailed Label Peelers, asking them if I might exchange this yeast. This really has me scratching my head...

It started as 1056, but due to drying it isn't a lot like it any more.  Pretty much true of any dry yeast and it's liquid sucessor.
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Re: Label Peelers...check those dates!
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2022, 11:28:26 am »
Heard back from Label Peelers...they have no record of this.

I checked out as a guest on this order.
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Re: Label Peelers...check those dates!
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2022, 12:50:10 pm »
Heard back from Label Peelers...they have no record of this.

I checked out as a guest on this order.

This is like the time I bought those beans from a man on the street, and when I turned around, he had disappeared.  I never planted them... perhaps if you brewed with this yeast, something magical would happen.

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Re: Label Peelers...check those dates!
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2022, 01:44:57 pm »
Here is the response:

I checked your account and also checked your name and there are no orders from you for any yeast besides the Diamond Lager. Also, we don’t carry a US-56 yeast.

Furthermore, we are located a few miles down the road from the national supplier of all homebrew shops, LD Carlson and restock 5 days a week. So we only keep a one day supply of any of our products on hand at anytime. That way, we know that we have the freshest yeast. The US-05 is our most popular yeast and we run through it super fast and replenish it daily. There is really no now way that we could have had a 15 year expired yeast on hand at anytime.


This is highly questionable, as at least one or more of my previous Diamond purchases had Label Peelers sell yeast that was within a few weeks of the expiration date. I do not buy their story. And might not buy their yeast.

This particular order contained Diamond, and the other yeasts mentioned. They all came in a plain white plastic pouch. I simply threw it in the fridge as the yeast was not needed immediately. It was only after opening the package that I got a big surprise...September - 2007.

Just a heads up to all of you who purchase from Label Peelers. Buyer beware.
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Re: Label Peelers...check those dates!
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2022, 02:57:29 pm »
I will never understand why a company would risk alienating a customer over 50 cents worth of yeast...

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« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2022, 03:35:02 pm »
I will never understand why a company would risk alienating a customer over 50 cents worth of yeast...

Me too. And I have gone back through all of my other online orders...morebeer.com. AIH.com, etc. There is no order for any yeast.

As stated, the only online store I have ordered yeast from is Label Peelers. And I only buy liquid yeast from local supply stores.
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Re: Label Peelers...check those dates!
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2022, 10:33:52 pm »
You could add it to the last 15 minutes of the boil as a yeast nutrient (effectiveness which has been debated ad nauseam). I use bakers yeast and psychologically I think it helps.
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Re: Label Peelers...check those dates!
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2022, 04:08:35 am »
that's insane. I would definitely complain if you haven't already. I've used LP before and thought they were good. I'd be doubly careful to use them now.

That said, I would be curious as hell to know if the yeast was still viable. Send me a pack and I'll test it so that you don't have to waste a batch.

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Re: Label Peelers...check those dates!
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2022, 06:36:07 am »
You could add it to the last 15 minutes of the boil as a yeast nutrient (effectiveness which has been debated ad nauseam). I use bakers yeast and psychologically I think it helps.
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Re: Label Peelers...check those dates!
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2022, 07:34:50 am »
Archeologist: finds 400 year old beer and says lets culture the yeast and use it!

Homebrewer: uh oh, this yeast packet expired yesterday. Better throw it out.
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Re: Label Peelers...check those dates!
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2022, 12:08:57 pm »
that's insane. I would definitely complain if you haven't already. I've used LP before and thought they were good. I'd be doubly careful to use them now.

That said, I would be curious as hell to know if the yeast was still viable. Send me a pack and I'll test it so that you don't have to waste a batch.

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Re: Label Peelers...check those dates!
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2022, 07:17:56 am »
I don't intend to bash any (business), but a few years ago I went into LP for the first time. The person helping me was friendly and when discussing malt we walked into the back warehouse area to check out their offerings. There were 3-4 pallets of hops sitting at one end of the room, unrefrigerated. There were a number of small coolers that were all stocked with yeast and if there were any walk in's that the hops were ultimately going to be stored in I didn't see them. This was summer so it had to be 75 degrees or more in the room, that kind of turned me off to sourcing ingredients from them. I *think* they were a relatively new supplier at that time, so perhaps they now have cold storage, but I've never been back.
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Re: Label Peelers...check those dates!
« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2022, 07:25:22 am »
I don't intend to bash any (business), but a few years ago I went into LP for the first time. The person helping me was friendly and when discussing malt we walked into the back warehouse area to check out their offerings. There were 3-4 pallets of hops sitting at one end of the room, unrefrigerated. There were a number of small coolers that were all stocked with yeast and if there were any walk in's that the hops were ultimately going to be stored in I didn't see them. This was summer so it had to be 75 degrees or more in the room, that kind of turned me off to sourcing ingredients from them. I *think* they were a relatively new supplier at that time, so perhaps they now have cold storage, but I've never been back.

Very interesting. They claim quick turn around on their stock. I find that nearly impossible to believe.
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