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Re: Shipping yeast in these cold winter months
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2011, 01:04:03 AM »
Glad it worked out :)

So what strains did you get?
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Re: Shipping yeast in these cold winter months
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2011, 01:44:37 AM »
Glad it worked out :)

So what strains did you get?

For myself: WLP001 (Cal Ale), WLP002 (English Ale), WLP011(European Ale), WLP568 (Saison Blend), WLP810 (SF Lager), WLP036 (Dusseldorf Alt), WLP 500 (Trappist).

And a whole assortment brought back for others in my club.

You'll probably laugh that I brought English and European strains back to Europe, but they are actually surprisingly hard to come by in the UK. Where liquid yeasts are available the range is limited and they are more expensive than the US by at least half as much again. They are also not always stored properly - I've seen smack packs here in one HBS out on the open shelves, unrefrigerated. Some things are available from Brewlab as slants, but this is mostly limited to various British strains (which I could bring to the US next time I come and mail on if people are interested).
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