Lallemand (Danstar) BRY-97 American West Coast Ale:
BRY-97 American West Coast Yeast was selected from the Siebel Institute Culture Collection and is used by a number of commercial breweries to produce different types of ale. The propagation and drying process have been specifically designed to deliver high quality beer yeast that can be used simply and with reliability to help produce ales of the finest quality. No colours, preservatives or other unnatural substances have been used in its preparation. The yeast is produced in ISO 9002 certified plants.
BRY-97 is available in 11 gram vacuum-sealed sachets.
• Quick start and vigorous fermentation, which can be completed in 4 days above 17 °C.
• Medium to high attenuation,
• Fermentation rate, fermentation time and degree of attenuation are dependent upon inoculation density, yeast handling, fermentation temperature and the nutritional quality of the wort.
• BRY-97 American West Coast Yeast is a flocculent strain. Settling can be promoted by cooling and use of fining agents and isinglass.
• The aroma is slightly estery, almost neutral and does not display malodours when properly handled. It may tend, because of flocculation, to slightly reduce hop bitter levels
• Best when used at traditional ale temperatures after re-hydration in the recommended manner.
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Epic lag time
Posted by nate on 21st Jun 2017
I reviewed this yeast last year and reported krausen in 24 hours. Just to update I used this yeast again and the lag time was nearly 72 hours before showing any signs of fermentation! Not sure what the difference was since my process and equipment are the same. I was definitely worried but things are pumping now!
Posted by nate on 7th Aug 2016
Got this to try as a substitute to US-05, I was a little hesitant due to the reported long lag times and the rehydration process but things worked out well! Rehydration was quick since wort and yeast temps were close and krausen was forming in 24 hours, blow-off is needed! I'll bottle in a week and see the results.
Posted by Unknown on 5th May 2015
This BRY 97 yeast must be started at least 24 hrs before you brew. You must make your starter from boiled water , 3 tablespoons of dextrose and a small 1/2 teaspoon of Yeast nutrient mixed into 10 ounces of boiled cooled water to 86 F. BRY 97 will come alive and produce a great head of yeast in 24 hrs then brew and then add to your Beer. BRY 97 gives a nice taste to your ales and beers. Chill it in kegs to get Crystal clear ales.
Slow strating, but nice clean American Yeast
Posted by J. Morrison on 17th Apr 2014
I have used this yeast on three occassions. Even though my brew day is always the same and I oxygenate using pure oxygenation and a stone, I do find for whatever reason that I seem to get longer lag times with this yeast.
But, once it gets going, this yeast is a champ. It's high krausening so you'll want to leave a little extra head space. Attenuation is also pretty high for dry yeast. For reference, my usual go-to's are Us-05, S-4 and Nottingham.