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Re: US-05...Best Deal?
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2011, 12:32:36 AM »
So its around $50 a brick?  You'd probably spend that much more on the vacuum bags.  That'd take you upwards of $2 a pack.

I haven't priced them out individually, but we just bought 20 bricks and it came to just under $600. So the equivalent of $2 a pack is probably a conservative estimate. That's still half price. Could be a good group buy for a club or something.
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Re: US-05...Best Deal?
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2011, 08:24:42 AM »
$2.40 at my LHBS. They do mailorder.
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Re: US-05...Best Deal?
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2011, 10:45:36 AM »
So its around $50 a brick?  You'd probably spend that much more on the vacuum bags.  That'd take you upwards of $2 a pack.

I haven't priced them out individually, but we just bought 20 bricks and it came to just under $600. So the equivalent of $2 a pack is probably a conservative estimate. That's still half price. Could be a good group buy for a club or something.

Now that's what I call cheap and easy. You can't go wrong with S05 and for that price you have to love it.

Great deal!
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Re: US-05...Best Deal?
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2011, 01:54:22 PM »
If you didn't want to go quite that far, try pricing out an order of 20 or so packets on one of the mail-order sites with flat or low shipping rates for small items. Williams discounts dry yeast in quantities of 12 or higher, so it's $2.65/packet plus $6.50 shipping to my zone, anyway. So for 40 packets:

Products: $116.00
Discounts: $-10.00
Shipping: $6.50
Tax:    $0.00
Total:    $112.50

Personally, I find that focusing on improving my efficiency has given me an extra dollar or two in savings per batch, and I go through phases (make liquid-yeast starters, use dry, repitch, etc.). But it's your money!
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Re: US-05...Best Deal?
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2019, 03:06:11 PM »
I like ritebrew.com for bulk dry yeast. They have a good selection and cheap USPS shipping.

Example: US-O5 is $2.89/pack. If you buy 10 packs the price drops to $2.49/pack. Shipping via usps for 10 packs: $3.35.

They have a good selection also: https://www.ritebrew.com/category-s/1923.htm

Labelpeelers.com has good dry yeast prices and free shipping. They are good when you just need one pack! They only have Fermentis and Lallemand. No Mangrove Jacks.

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Re: US-05...Best Deal?
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2019, 07:08:57 PM »
Sean, how long does this keep in vacuo?? I want a goodly stash of s-189,

The rule of thumb is that vacuum packed and at refrigerator temps, viability drops by 4%/month. I don't know that I agree that that's accurate, or at least that it's constant. Our stash of dry yeast at the brewery is closing in on its 2-year date, and I'm not picking up any of the off-flavors I'd expect from pitching yeast that was only ~40% viable. With two years being the published expiration date, I'd say you should be fine for at least that long.
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Re: US-05...Best Deal?
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2019, 09:43:31 PM »
I like ritebrew.com for bulk dry yeast. They have a good selection and cheap USPS shipping.

Example: US-O5 is $2.89/pack. If you buy 10 packs the price drops to $2.49/pack. Shipping via usps for 10 packs: $3.35.

They have a good selection also: https://www.ritebrew.com/category-s/1923.htm

Labelpeelers.com has good dry yeast prices and free shipping. They are good when you just need one pack! They only have Fermentis and Lallemand. No Mangrove Jacks.

Great tips!  I didn’t know about Ritebrew. Steve turned me on to Labelpeeler’s free shipping the other day.


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Re: US-05...Best Deal?
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2020, 06:15:21 PM »
I like ritebrew.com for bulk dry yeast. They have a good selection and cheap USPS shipping.

Example: US-O5 is $2.89/pack. If you buy 10 packs the price drops to $2.49/pack. Shipping via usps for 10 packs: $3.35.

They have a good selection also: https://www.ritebrew.com/category-s/1923.htm

Labelpeelers.com has good dry yeast prices and free shipping. They are good when you just need one pack! They only have Fermentis and Lallemand. No Mangrove Jacks.

I second Ritebrew.com
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Re: US-05...Best Deal?
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2020, 06:29:04 PM »
My LHBS is charging around $4.50 each.  Is this high?
I think I pay about that much at my LHBS.  I make sure that I support them and buy fairly regularly from them, even if I can get better prices elsewhere- I want to make sure that they stay around.  They are good people, run a nice business, and are super-convenient for picking up stuff when I want it.  There is always something to be said for supporting your locals.

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Re: US-05...Best Deal?
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2020, 06:48:47 PM »
I second LHBS over online.  If it's a quality store you've got to give them the ability to stick around.  The only time I buy online is when my LHBS does not stock it.  A significant price difference would be another reason but, once you factor in shipping costs it never amounts to much.

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Re: US-05...Best Deal?
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2020, 02:45:11 AM »
I'm fortunate that RiteBrew.com is local for me. They have great prices and I can do local pickup so shipping doesn't cost me anything. It is only a 10 minute drive to their location to pick up my ingredients!

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