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Offline BrewBama

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White Labs getting into the dry yeast market
« on: February 10, 2023, 08:53:15 pm »

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Re: White Labs getting into the dry yeast market
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2023, 04:29:11 am »
No, but I have now!  Thanks, Bama.
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Re: White Labs getting into the dry yeast market
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2023, 05:19:43 am »
I haven’t even tried Baja yet!

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Re: White Labs getting into the dry yeast market
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2023, 05:58:30 am »
Thanks for that.

Very interesting to see their Dry/Liquid comparison chart.
https://www.whitelabs.com/news-update-detail?id=94

Seems like if you want a neutral strain, either are fine but dry is a bit more convenient.  However, if you want a yeast that is going to contribute something interesting to the finished beer, liquid is the way to go.

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Re: White Labs getting into the dry yeast market
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2023, 06:05:24 am »
This is great news!  I’ve always favored White Labs liquid yeast.  However, my LHBS stopped carrying it.  Now, all they carry is Omega.  I considered buying WL via mail order.  But that’s kind of scary as I’ve been afraid it would get too warm in transit.  I hope to see WL roll out more strains!

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Re: White Labs getting into the dry yeast market
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2023, 07:05:39 am »
i talked to a brewers at a local brewery in Florida the other ay and he told me that he could get WLP-001 in dry form now.  he said that it was not cheap, $250 for a brick of it.  As far as he knew it was not yet available to homebrewers as of yet.  I am sure that will happen soon.
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Re: White Labs getting into the dry yeast market
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2023, 08:31:04 am »
White Labs did a really good job of putting that together. Kudos.

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Re: White Labs getting into the dry yeast market
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2023, 08:54:13 am »
It's great to see, but I wonder if it will be as different from 001 as US05 is from 1056.
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Re: White Labs getting into the dry yeast market
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2023, 10:13:22 am »
It's great to see, but I wonder if it will be as different from 001 as US05 is from 1056.
It looks like they’ve already given themselves a pass: “Generally more neutral in flavor and aroma. The drying process contributes some stress on yeast, so flavor production in fermentation is muted.  Liquid counterparts will have more distinct aromas and complex flavors due to the health and viability.”

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Re: White Labs getting into the dry yeast market
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2023, 10:44:57 am »
It's great to see, but I wonder if it will be as different from 001 as US05 is from 1056.
It looks like they’ve already given themselves a pass: “Generally more neutral in flavor and aroma. The drying process contributes some stress on yeast, so flavor production in fermentation is muted.  Liquid counterparts will have more distinct aromas and complex flavors due to the health and viability.”

Good on them
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Re: White Labs getting into the dry yeast market
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2023, 02:03:54 pm »
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Due to the drying process, cell membranes can often be deficient in membrane proteins responsible for flocculation.  This can lead to less effective flocculation capabilities.

Interesting --- I'd heard arguments for liquid based on variety and flavor, but I don't recall seeing this noted elsewhere.
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