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Yeast is easily one of the most important flavor contributor for most beers. If you use the wrong yeast, you are not likely to get the results you're looking for (unless you get there by accident, or, if you really know what you're doing, and you're intentionally aiming for a variant of a more "standad" beer style, by design).

Remember: Brewers don't make beer...YEAST makes beer. Brewers basically just put everything in the right place at the right time for the yeasties to make what the brewer is aiming for. (Ok, that's a bit of an oversimplification, but as a very general concept, it is true.)

My Yeast Bank: RIP

I used to have an extensive yeast bank. Too extensive, in fact, for me to manage properly after my first cancer destroyed my energy levels. I couldn't keep the slants up-to-date, and it eventually just ended up a total loss. I may revive it at some point, but for now, I'm checking out some of the Wyeast strains to see how they compare with the old Brewtek strains. If I'm not satisfied with the Wyeast equivalents (specifically for CL-170, CL-200, CL-450, CL-690, and CL-920), I might be looking to restart it with only those Brewtek strains. So if you have all of those, and are willing to send me a master slant of any/all of them, please contact me at jtmp2 AT outlook DOT com. No, this is not my normal e-mail address, but it's so heavily filtered against spam, I might miss your e-mail.

Major Topics Covered Here

References on Yeast, Yeast Culturing, and Yeast Maintenance

Contact: spooky130u AT gmail DOT com.