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LalBrew® BRY-97 West Coast Ale Yeast - Lallemand

LalBrew® BRY-97 West Coast Ale Yeast - Lallemand

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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).
 

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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I picked this to go with my Blonde Ale kit.
Tyler C on Nov 30, 2022
like to keep some extra dry ale yeast
Michael H on Nov 16, 2022
I picked this to go with my Blonde Ale kit.
Tyler C on Nov 30, 2022
this is th yeast for making Anchor Steam clones
William S on Nov 24, 2022
like to keep some extra dry ale yeast
Michael H on Nov 16, 2022
Saw some good reviews about it
Erik W on Nov 14, 2022
trying something different
Slowbrew on Nov 4, 2022
Wanted a dry yeast intended for an ale
June B on Oct 28, 2022
Love lallemand brand of yeast
Phillip evans on Oct 25, 2022
Good dry yeast
Bill S on Oct 13, 2022
Recipe called for a west coast ale yeast
Tommy on Oct 11, 2022
Stores easily
John K on Oct 10, 2022
great yeast for dry fermentation, I use super-kleer to clear
douglas schroeder on Sep 28, 2022
Required for fermentation
Matt on Sep 28, 2022
Forum recommended
Chris W on Aug 30, 2022
Best clean ale yeast to sub in for a lager for my buddy who doesn't have fermentation temp control and doesn't notice the 2 day lag time on this yeast when he uses it.
Ron N on Aug 30, 2022
It works well
Brian A M on Aug 18, 2022
Recommend from a friend
Chip M on Aug 18, 2022
I chose this since it seemed like a good ale yeast choice for a Pliny and the Cali Ale yeast would have delayed the order.
Joseph G on Jul 28, 2022
I’m trying some new dry yeasts.
Ben M on Jul 15, 2022
Good success
Joe Brawley on Jul 14, 2022
Recommended in drop down
Brian J on Jun 30, 2022
This is my preferred for a recipe I developed
Edward P on Jun 24, 2022
Yeast
Nick M on Jun 23, 2022
It works
Mark B on Jun 23, 2022
must be dry in summer
Cary B on Jun 23, 2022
Dry. Hot summer. Don’t want to risk getting cooked yeast.
RONALD S on Jun 21, 2022
WANNA TRY
Valued C on Jun 7, 2022
Favorite yeast for dry ale. Ferments fast and strong, drops out much better than SafAle US05. Can save and reuse for 6 months.
Mitchell Cole on May 10, 2022
shipping
Douglas B on May 5, 2022
Great stuff!
John M C on Apr 30, 2022
Nice neutral yeast.
daniel h on Apr 15, 2022
Trying new yeast
Mark O on Apr 13, 2022
Clean fermenting ale yeast
Corey C on Apr 13, 2022
Best Price
David L on Apr 7, 2022
Good fermenting ale yeast.
John M on Apr 1, 2022
IPA's
Adam C on Mar 19, 2022
Recommended for the beer I'm brewing
Eric Shock on Mar 16, 2022
Try something new
Andrew V on Mar 16, 2022
Genus brewing recommended
Jay S on Mar 15, 2022
Used this yeast multiple times and it is my go to yeast.
Steve T on Mar 12, 2022
West Coast Pale Ale
Greg F on Feb 18, 2022
Trying something new
Andrew V on Feb 12, 2022
Versatile yeast great for almost every style
David M Mitchell J on Feb 12, 2022
New to me - other products are good, so giving it a try.
Vernon G on Feb 10, 2022
best to go with west coast yeast for Pliny the Elder
Richard Van E on Jan 6, 2022
Works well, clean profile.
Valued C on Jan 6, 2022
suggested - dry due to winter
Joan M. B on Jan 3, 2022
recipe calls for it
Valued C on Dec 27, 2021
Really getting a taste for this easy to start yeast.
Eric Steadle on Dec 18, 2021
It goes with #1
James B on Dec 17, 2021
My favorite yeast
Brian A M on Dec 16, 2021
this is th yeast for making Anchor Steam clones
William S on Nov 24, 2022
Saw some good reviews about it
Erik W on Nov 14, 2022
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
Flocculates better than US-05
I've gone back and forth between this and US-05. After a few years - I just like this BRY-97 more. Why?
1. It's active and aggressive. The fermentation starts within 24 hours and is usually finished after 4 days.
2. Once it's done - it gets out of the way for nice clear beer.
3. It recycles well. Using a cup of the previous batch trub after bottling - I can get these to last 6 months. Even then - it's just to keep the strain relatively pure. (if you brew consistently)
May 23, 2022
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Update Post Bottling
I bottled the beer made with LalBrew BRY-97. It turned out pretty good. I was worried the blown airlock would allow the beer to become skunky. To my relief it is good. I like the light floral taste and the beer is not cloudy. I hope the bottle conditioning will further reduce some of the haze.
This being the first time I have used this particular yeast, I am pleased with the results.
December 28, 2021
Rated 4 out of 5
Very vigorous once it starts
I have not tasted the beer, but I am sure it will be tasty. Once the yeast started doing their thing it was a very vigorous ferment; it blew the airlock off the carboy.! This was the first time I used this particular yeast. It was the first time in ten years of brewing that fermentation did not start within 24 hours. I pitched while the wort was at 62F. The wort stayed at 62 and the yeast did not start fermenting. I raised the temperature of the wort to 65F and the yeast woke up and started fermenting. Anyway, I am looking forward to tasting the beer. It is just a simple pale ale, so I will be able to judge the performance and taste of this yeast.
December 11, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Go to teast
One of my go to dry yeasts for IPA’s
I’m brewing Saturday with my daughter for the Big Brew. We’re doing the Janets Brown Ale and BRY-97 is recommended.
April 26, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Wow
My first time using this yeast was a couple weeks ago on one of the single hop experiment all-grain kits. I pitched 2 packs (after rehydrating) into 6 gallons of wort at 65 degrees. Fermentation was at 63 degrees. I actually blew past my expected FG in five days. It was by far the most rigorous fermentation I've experienced. It nearly cleared a blow-off cup in 48 hrs. It nearly emptied an airlock by day three, then activity dropped fast.

It produced a fairly clean tasting pale ale with zero off flavors. It's supposed to flocculate well, so far I haven't seen that. But I'll definitely be using it again, this time on a super hoppy IPA.
March 5, 2021
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Becoming my Go To Dry Yeast
This my 3rd or 4th batch using Lakeland - becoming my go to dry yeast!
Go To Dry Yeast
Go To Dry Yeast
December 20, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Good to have on hand
Comparable to other dry yeast strains, but not as clean as Chico in liquid form.
July 30, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Good California yeast
not as predictable as SA-05, in my opinion, but it's a decent alternative chico strain.
May 27, 2020
Purchased
over 3 years ago