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shoreman
06/06/07 01:59 PM  
wyeast?
I've been using White Labs yeast for the whole of my homebrewing career. I'm interested in those that use both Wyeast and Whitelabs if they find any difference in the beglian yeasts.

I use WLP500 in alot of beers, the equal in Wyeast is #1214 - are they the same yeast? Chimay?

I find that the Wyeast is a slightly cheaper as well...any reason why?

DBear
06/06/07 02:37 PM  
Re: wyeast?

I have used the "Duvels" WY1388, WLP570. I found the WLP570 to ferment stronger and floc out quicker. the 1388 stalled out at 68F and took weeks to finish. Since one was a BPA and the other a SGA I can't give you a good comparison. I've used "Achouffe" WLP550 and found it to be very versatile for high/low OGs and high/low ferm temps. I will be using the "La Chouffe" WY3522 for the first time on a BPA. I'll let you know the results.

I understand from others that wyeast is considered to have more "complexity". I've not had enough brewing experiece between the two brands to perceive the nuances.

N8
06/06/07 03:45 PM  
Re: wyeast?
I prefer the Wyeast line up over White Labs. I've had quite the oposite results as Dbear. It was White Labs that seemed to be the weaker of the two brands.

Personal preference, I'm sure, but I still like the Wyeast offerings better.

shoreman
06/06/07 04:43 PM  
Re: wyeast?
DBear - I don't think that wyeast or whitelabs has the true Duvel strain. The beer is brewed and bottled with two different strains and lagered. That's the one yeast that I never bought into the commercial example.
DBear
06/06/07 06:55 PM  
Re: wyeast?
shoreman - yeah, I know it's the public domain descriptions. BLAM also has them listed as Duvel, Chimay, etc. but rightly points out they are not synched up the the true yeasts hence my quotation marks. Sometimes we drink the koolaid :-o

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