LalBrew® BRY-97 West Coast Ale Yeast - Lallemand

LalBrew® BRY-97 West Coast Ale Yeast - Lallemand

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"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).

Beer Styles: American ales
Aroma: Neutral with slight ester
Attenuation: Medium to High
Fermentation Range: 59-72°F
Flocculation: High
Alcohol Tolerance: 13% ABV

*See the technical data sheet below for information on rehydration, usage and storage.


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Why did you choose this?
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with the kit
Eric Chi Chuen on Oct 23, 2020
Im experimenting with this yeast
Michael B on Oct 20, 2020
with the kit
Eric Chi Chuen on Oct 23, 2020
Going with the brand. I need this style in a dry yeast and have had excellent results with Lallemand
Paul J M on Oct 22, 2020
Im experimenting with this yeast
Michael B on Oct 20, 2020
Need yeast to make beer
Victor B on Sep 29, 2020
Good experience using it on an Ale Bock
Chuckles on Sep 25, 2020
Good yeast for hazy
Michael W on Sep 23, 2020
Victor B on Sep 23, 2020
Recommended on the site
Noel C on Sep 22, 2020
to make small batches
Daniel Manzur B on Sep 11, 2020
Need it
Joseph D on Sep 2, 2020
It works well and price is right
Marcus Vincent on Aug 29, 2020
Cheaper that S-05 and interested in trying a new company's yeast
Scott D on Aug 27, 2020
Excellent yeast
Orion K on Aug 27, 2020
I just picked one.
Jay S on Aug 18, 2020
too hot still for a Kolsch
Tim C on Aug 15, 2020
Never used before.
Mark Rader on Aug 5, 2020
Thought I would try this. I usually use Safale yeasts.
JeffD on Jul 28, 2020
Bought more stuff to get free shipping - makes no sense I know lol. I'll need it anyway.
Robert L on Jul 22, 2020
Too hot for liquid
Darryl S on Jul 15, 2020
Because Safale seems to be fading from the scene.
JEFFREY D S on Jul 14, 2020
Trying it out for my West Coast IPA
Steve T on Jun 25, 2020
I tried a different strain and it work out great. Trying to see if the second try will be as good.
Antonio Belton on Jun 20, 2020
Have had great luck w Nottingham, thought I'd try this over US-05. Recently read that high-floc yeast have lower fusels...
Michael H on Jun 18, 2020
US-05 was unavailable
Robert Morita on Jun 4, 2020
S05 was out of stock, this was recommended as a substitute
John K on Jun 3, 2020
It was available.
Greg W on Jun 1, 2020
Price and quality.
Jason A on May 30, 2020
Because there was no safale dry yeast
David E N on May 25, 2020
Trying something new
Brian on May 23, 2020
Safale 05 not available
Walter G on May 22, 2020
new to me
Joe M on May 22, 2020
because it was an option with the Blonde Ale
Jonathan B on May 20, 2020
Sale Item and will try as replacement for S05
Todd K C on May 19, 2020
Great yeast!
Kenneth M on May 18, 2020
Only reasonable priced yeast available. Others are two expensive.
Marty K on May 17, 2020
cheapest option
Isaac M on May 14, 2020
only dry yeast available
Ranch on May 12, 2020
Needed a Dry Yeast for the KIt
Michael N C A on May 12, 2020
Substitute for SO5
John K. on May 12, 2020
Douglas P on May 9, 2020
Colten Zachary on May 6, 2020
Haven't tried this one yet. Will compare to US-05.
Jon D on May 4, 2020
Dry yeast keeps and ships better.
James M on Apr 23, 2020
brewing a SMASH
Mark O on Apr 23, 2020
what I wanted wasn't available
David B on Apr 23, 2020
great results, used many times, trusted
John B S on Apr 16, 2020
Out of us-05
Anita R on Apr 16, 2020
Good yeast
John S on Apr 15, 2020
No ice packs
Mark J on Apr 2, 2020
Dry yeast is as good as liquid, and I like this West Coast yeast.
Timothy F on Apr 1, 2020
Going with the brand. I need this style in a dry yeast and have had excellent results with Lallemand
Paul J M on Oct 22, 2020
Need yeast to make beer
Victor B on Sep 29, 2020

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Good to have on hand
Comparable to other dry yeast strains, but not as clean as Chico in liquid form.
July 30, 2020
5 months ago
Took off quickly on high SPG brew
Used for MoreBeer! Over The Top Double IPA.SPG 1.080. Took off in 6 hours. Down to 1.010 in 6 days and into secondary fermenter. Tasted the SPG sample and it was great. Dry hopped in the secondary and looking forward to a tasty brew in a couple weeks.
July 15, 2020
4 months ago
My go to yeast. Quality ferments every time.
BRY-97 Is my favorite west coast IPA yeast. Using as a direct pitch I ferment to 12% with no problem.
June 15, 2020
1 year ago
Good California yeast
not as predictable as SA-05, in my opinion, but it's a decent alternative chico strain.
May 27, 2020
1 year ago
Quick starting, vigorous fermentation and great flocculation.
April 19, 2020
7 months ago
Nice change
First time using in a long time...made the Simcoe and Mosaic really pop
April 6, 2020
7 months ago
Clean, easy to use
After using exclusively wet yeasts for years, I decided to give this a try on a really simple, west coast pale ale to see how the yeast performs. Really clean, balanced yeast, no off flavors, no unusual esters. And it's also nice and cheap! I'll definitely be using this again.
May 14, 2019
1 year ago