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Yeast / Re: Yeast suppliers
« Last post by feldmann on Today at 11:39:52 AM »
I hear ya man, I'm guilty of the same thing. The selection of dry yeast now is getting really good so its not a bad idea to have a few packets handy for styles you like to brew often.
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Yeast / Re: Yeast suppliers
« Last post by nbmonte on Yesterday at 08:56:59 PM »
Thanks for the replies. I donít always plan brew days in advance very well, I was hoping I had overlooked a local source of yeast.

I havenít tried saving yeast yet, guess itís next on the list.

Thanks
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Yeast / Re: Yeast suppliers
« Last post by jamie_savoie on January 14, 2019, 03:14:53 PM »
When I get a new yeast, I save some of the starter into 50ml vials mix with 20-25% glycerine then freeze them.  They should be viable for a few years. Itís a good way to have a variety of yeast on hands. Just plan your starter a good week+ before brewday.  If you yeast is old youíre better stepping it up
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Yeast / Re: Yeast suppliers
« Last post by Roger on January 12, 2019, 01:08:40 AM »
I get most of my yeast through the club. Most styles I use us-05 or s-04 but when I want something different I go to noble grape or some on line supplier. (OBK or Everwood usually)
 We used to have a yeast bank in the club with a wide variety of yeast slants to choose from. Bit it's a big undertaking for your average home brewer to get into. I think it would be a great side hobby for someone to get into. Unfortunately I don't have the time right now to look into it.
If there's some strain you're looking for you might try to make a post about it. I've had great luck in the past within the club when I'm looking for a certain strain.
 :cheers:
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Yeast / Re: Yeast suppliers
« Last post by feldmann on January 11, 2019, 04:41:23 PM »
You can google a yeast pitch calculator and it will tell you how big of a starter you need based on the age of the yeast. A year old isnt too bad.

We actually have quite a few options around here now if you're open to ordering online or traveling a little bit. If I'm making an order I'll usually plan 3 or 4 recipes in advance and order everything for them all at once. I order from who ever has the most of what I need for the lowest price.

East Coast Hoppers (PEI)
NB Craft Brewer's Market (Rothesay)
Everwood Ave Brew Shop (Halifax)
Ontario Beer Kegs (Ontario)
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Yeast / Yeast suppliers
« Last post by nbmonte on January 11, 2019, 11:42:27 AM »
Where does everyone get their yeast?  Specifically Wyeast?  They have a few strains I really like.

In the past Iíve relied on noble grape in Fredericton. I took a bit of a break from brewing and now getting back into it I find their selection is lacking. Iím going to need to do a better job of planning ahead for brewing.

Somewhat related question. I have some older yeast in the fridge, itís about a year old. How long is yeast good for?  Try a starter and see what happens?

Thanks
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General / New Freddy Brewery- 3Flip
« Last post by Two Wheeler on January 10, 2019, 10:18:39 AM »
Just saw these guys on Facebook, based in Douglas

https://www.facebook.com/3flipbrewing/

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General / Re: King Street Ale House Closing Down
« Last post by Two Wheeler on January 10, 2019, 10:13:49 AM »
I was quite disappointed with this news. I used to work for Doug 12 years ago,  and with his manager Jason. Every time I went in there one or both of them would come over  to the table and say hi. They even catered our wedding as a (paid) favour. They've also been very friendly to our club, and have helped Lloyd a lot as well.

At the same time, I guess it makes sense. The place hasn't been full in a long time, and the patio isn't great for the summer months. When they started as the Garrison, they had better selection than ANBL, but the market has caught up.

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General / Re: King Street Ale House Closing Down
« Last post by ECH on January 04, 2019, 08:18:52 PM »
We rarely go out either, and frankly not to trash them, but have been there a few times, and got crappy service every time. Almost have to beg to get a refill.

Besides that, Doug said that without a brewery on site, it was pretty much a no win situation.

Anyone want to buy a bar and start a brewery? LOL. Unfortunately the way it is laid out is not conducive to a brewery without extensive renos. Nice bar at the back, which would be the ideal place for a brewery, however that doesn't leave much space up front for seating. Get rid of the kitchen and bring in food trucks?

Always thought the building on the corner where Quisnos used to be would be an ideal place for a brewery, but they must be asking a fortune for rent.
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General / Re: King Street Ale House Closing Down
« Last post by feldmann on January 04, 2019, 05:12:14 PM »
Wow! That's suprising.
I hardly go out to drink anymore. I prefer to pick up some beers go home prepare a nice meal and have a few drinks.
I guess I'm not alone...

This is pretty much me too, I rarely go out.

The trend for a few years now seems to be moving towards places like Greystone and away from big restaurants and I guess the Ale House just failed to find its niche in a market where like shazapple said almost everywhere has a pretty extensive beer menu.
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