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BRY-97 American Ale Yeast (Lallemand) - 11 g
DY42
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Description

"West Coast Ale" yeast is known for its clean, neutral flavor profile and strong attenuation. With no overwhelming characteristics, this yeast lets your grain and hop choices shine! 
 
BRY-97 gives you a quick start and vigorous fermentation, which can be completed in 4 days if kept above 63° F. The aroma is slightly estery, almost neutral and doesn’t display off-odors when handled properly. Because of its high flocculation, it may slightly reduce hop bitterness levels. Best results when used at traditional ale temperatures (62 - 72° F) and after rehydration in the recommended manner (see the documents tab for re-hydration procedure).
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Weight 0.03LBS
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MoreFlavor Store
Always good to keep a pack of this on hand as insurance and as a lower attenuating option vs. US-05.
David M. T on Jan 15, 2018
Always good to keep a pack of this on hand as insurance and as a lower attenuating option vs. US-05.
David M. T on Jan 15, 2018
Reviews

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Who wants to wait days for startup?
I had 2 US-05 packs (my usual) and 2 BRY-97 (as a first time use - even paid more for it).
Brewed up a simple 10 gallon split batch of a Pale Ale recipe and re-hydrated 1 pack of each yeast side by side. Everything was identical.

That was Wednesday pitching at 4:30. Today is SUNDAY and US-05 started in 19 hours - BRY-97 still hasn't even a sign of kicking off. Plain wort sitting next to a high krausening -05. 3 1/2 days! Make your own decision but that's it for me....
March 12, 2017
Friends love it
I used this for a SMaSH brew, and rehydrated it. Friends who don't really drink beer love it. I love it. I would definitely use it again. Maybe it's not the most flocculant yeast but that didn't bother me much. Air lock was bubbling within 24 hours.
May 5, 2015
Always disappointing
I have used this yeast twice with no success. In both cases I used trusty US-05 to get me out of a pinch.
On my first attempt, I rehydrated as directed and pitched. I saw no activity overnight, so I pitched US-05 which started in a couple hours.
On my second attempt, I did not rehydrate and again saw no activity overnight - I pitched US-05 which started in a couple hours.
In my experience this strain is dangerously slow. Although I like Lallemand Nottingham and Belle Saison, I think I will stay away from this strain.
January 19, 2015
Response from MoreFlavor
I had the exact same problem with this strain. 27 hours after pitching 0 activity. Luckily I too had a pack of Safeale 5 to bail me out and save the fermentation. A strain to be avoided.
December 14, 2017
meadguy
Response from MoreFlavor
I had the exact same problem with this strain. 27 hours after pitching 0 activity. Luckily I too had a pack of Safeale 5 to bail me out and save the fermentation. A strain to be avoided.
December 22, 2017
meadguy
Good yeast, floculation could be better.
I have had better results with this yeast than the Us-5 yeast, although I wouldn't use this yeast over WLP 001 or Wyeast American Ale. My main criticism of the yeast is that it doesn't floc out very well. Other than that, when properly pitched with a fermentation temp of around 64 it comes out clean.
May 25, 2014
Very consistent Yeast
I've used this yeast in multiple recipes and have had great results in all of them. Particularly nice in Pale Ale recipes.
May 21, 2014
A bit disappointing
I really want to like this yeast. The other danstar products are high quality. This yeast also is high quality, I'm just not a fan of the results. Properly rehydrated this starts fermentation activity in 4-6 hrs which is awesome. I have used this 5 times in APA, American fruit ale, and IPA. Compared to US-05, WLP001 and 1056 (similar yeasts) I find this yeast has good attenuation and hits expected final gravity. My biggest problem is that it leaves a peachy, strawberry and almost banana cream ester profile right in the middle of the flavor, right between the malt and hops. It's very subtle but distracting in what should be a clean hoppy beer especially.

I've tried pitching at 66 and raising slowly to 68 and keeping. I've tried lower and higher up at 72. But the yeast leaves some flavors and a little rough around the edges compared to the other company strains.

Also it does not flocculate very well. Even after 1wk cold crash at 34F, there is a strong haze which I have not had from other similar strains. It is not chill haze and eventually pours clean after a few weeks in the keg.

I will keep using this when I need it and will be mostly happy with the results. But I'll stick with US-05 for dry yeast.
May 1, 2014
First time
I have this in a fermentation vessel as I write this. I pitched it directly into the wort after sanitizing the package and scissors with Star San. It was bubbling within 18 hours and it had a good steady fermentation period for several days at approx 67F. I will update this after I taste it. I used it in a Citra recipe and I split the batch between this yeast and US-05 as an experiment.
May 1, 2014