Anyone try Imperial Yeast yet?

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Anyone try Imperial Yeast yet?

Postby Beer-lord » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:37 am

I've heard 3 podcasts over the last month discussing Imperial Yeast and it's not available in my area. Seems at least one of the owners worked at Wyeast previously and wanted to bring more to both the home and pro brewer.
It ain't cheap but I've heard many good things about it so far other than those that shake the can and open it only to find it made it to the ceiling. :o
I may order some when it's cooler and little chance of mail spoilage but I find it odd that the podcasts suggest using a whole can and not worrying about a starter yet Homebrew Supply suggests a starter. I would do what I always do and make a huge starter saving jars in the fridge for future use and to save some $$$$.

If you've used it, let me know your thoughts. I'm a happy, mostly White Labs user though I'm always willing to try something else.

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Re: Anyone try Imperial Yeast yet?

Postby mashani » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:00 pm

MoreBeer sells it, I just haven't tried it yet. I can get it shipped to me pretty much next day from MoreBeer, so I know I can get it fresh and undamaged by transport woes... so next time I order I can try out some of it if you want. Any particular type of yeast you are interested in having someone try out?

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Re: Anyone try Imperial Yeast yet?

Postby Beer-lord » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:10 pm

Thanks mash but don't go to the trouble on my account, I am not worthy!
I've been curious about a few but one that caught my eye was:
A24 Dry Hop
Dry Hop is a blend of A20 Citrus and A04 Barbarian. When this blend goes to work on your hoppy beer, the hop aroma blows up. The combination of these strains produces amazing aromas of citrus, peach and apricot that will accentuate your IPA, pale ale, and any other hop driven beer.
Also:
A38 Juice
Juicy. Fruity. Juice is an amazing strain for East Coast IPAs. The ester profile of Juice brings out the aromas and flavors of the new school hops and creates a beers that is greater than the sum of its parts. Keep an eye on this strain, it likes to move to the top of fermentation and will climb out the the fermenter if too full.
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Re: Anyone try Imperial Yeast yet?

Postby Kealia » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:42 am

I've used two strains so far (picked up from MoreBeer) but haven't seen those two strains yet. I need to brew soon (not because I need the beer, but because I NEED to brew, ya know?) so I will pick up one of those to try on a tried and true recipe.

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Re: Anyone try Imperial Yeast yet?

Postby Beer-lord » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:25 pm

I plan to order some when it gets colder her. That might not be until January.
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