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Yeast sharing

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 22:21:24 GMT

Would anyone be interested in sharing banked yeast and/or splitting fresh packs to build up starters? I'd like to experiment with different Brett and Saison strains but am too cheap to buy all of them myself. I currently have Voss and Hornindal Kveik that are super easy to share as well as some Saisons and a Wit.

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:46:20 GMT

Totally interested, and I think we can do this at meetings? Maybe not that advised when we're meeting at The Vineyard (given that they sell yeast..), but I've seen trading / giving away before. Vials can work, but have to be stepped up more, but dated mason jar slurries work. With the Kviek's, I read that you can even dehydrate them!

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:17:02 GMT

Meetings would be a good time. Could bring growlers/jars of starters and split yeast pouches or take scoops of people's slurry.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:51:09 GMT

I would be interested in this too. I like to propagate my yeasts from each batch, but if I am making something with a different yeast, I can't always use it in time. I was thinking of doing something with a Belgian yeast for my next batch.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:52:18 GMT

Probably need to get a list going of what people have/ want to try to match.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 03:47:15 GMT

Okay I made a google spreadsheet where you can fill in the yeast you have, your name, the format of the yeast and also add yeasts you're interested in buying: