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Which Wyeast liquid yeast?

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PJero

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Hello! I need to chose a liquid yeast for the my next try... Wyeast's liquid yeast for beer making are the only one I can easily get. Can someone help me in chosing the right yeast?

Thank you!
 

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You should post your exact recipe before you decide which yeast to use.

Also, I think a good percentage of the folks here prefer dry packaged yeast to the liquid yeasts, at least, for me that's true.

Oskaar
 

PJero

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I'd like to use a basic recipe... I'd like to try liquid yeast because I can find it really easy... here I can get only dry yeast for homebrew... (only 5-6%)
 

GntlKnght

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I have tried both the dry mead and sweet mead yeasts from Wyeast. I have not tried any others from Wyeast.

The dry yeast worked out nicely, but I made a starter with it first. The sweet yeast never did much and I had to pitch a dry yeast later. I used the sweet yeast by just adding it directly into the must.

I only use the dry yeasts now (Pasteur Champagne) because:
  • they are easy for me to get
  • easy to store
  • I have had better luck with them
  • after proper rehydration there are more yeastie-beasties

If you decide to use the Wyeast, I strongly recommend you start a day or two early and make a good starter.
Good luck and have fun!
 

scottlind

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i used this for this and it seems to be working great, i'll tell you more in a year!


Cyser 6 lb 5 gal batch

4 gallons apple cider (sg 1.055)
1 gallon water (sg 1.042)
6 lbs clover honey + or - to 1.085
3 tsp pectic enzyme
Yeast - Wyeast 3184XL
 
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