At Yeast There are Options
February 28th, 2021
When it comes to choosing a liquid yeast, there are some factors that can sway you from one yeast manufacturer to another. Do you want to do a straight pitch? Do you want to make a starter? Do you want to have to add yeast nutrients or not? Do you want a specific strain for a particular beer style?
Here are some overviews on 4 different yeast suppliers that we carry.
Ahh, the Smack-Pack Activator… If you want to get the yeasties going bananas without having to make a starter, look no further. There is a yeast nutrient pack in every package! All you have to do is isolate the pack into a corner, smack it (literally), and let the packaging slowly balloon during the brew day and pitch it straight when the time comes.
Smallest packaging available. This company has a fabulous selection of yeast varieties for all your brewing needs. You can get anything a basic California Ale yeast to Bretts and Wine/Cider yeasts. White Labs had the first pitchable liquid yeast, so they have been doing this for a long time. These yeasts are available from our online store as well as the retail store.
Largest selection of Brett and sour blends. They were also the first manufacture to carry the magical Kveik strain (Sigmund Voss Kveik)! Grain to glass in just a handful of days! That’s just plain crazy! This yeast gives some nice hints of orange peel to boot! Their quality is top notch.
Ontario’s first yeast manufacturer in Guelph. What do you get when you put a few homebrewing beer aficionados together in one business? You get the team at Escarpment Labs, of course. These yeasts have a 180+ billion count pitch rates. Not only do they have some of the best yeast Canada has to offer, they also took in some wild yeasts straight from the Ontario countryside. They also have a the Kveik Ring which gives you access to many different Kveik styles. Way cool, guys!