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exmoor_cat
11-10-2004, 10:59 AM
Am I the only one who doesn't understand all these codes? Anyone got a quick linky to the biological names of the yeasts, rather than Federation Starship registrations??

JamesP
11-10-2004, 11:05 AM
The Lallemand (Lalvin) details are http://www.lallemandwine.us/products/yeast_chart.php

For other yeasts, check with the suppliers.

I believe most of the numbers related to the "strain" of yeast (or number of attempts to isolate the strain) in the laboratory.

Some links for further info (mostly from a brewing background):
http://www.geocities.com/medievalbrewers/brew204.html
http://www.goodgulf.com/yeast.html
http://www.brewingscience.com and http://www.brewingscience.com/yeast_all.htm
http://brewery.org/library/yeast-faq.html

exmoor_cat
11-11-2004, 06:30 AM
Many thanks for that, the brewery.org FAQ answered my question, as the American National Honey Board reccomended Saccaromyces Cerevisiae, which brewery.org identified as a dry ale yeast (Also the same one as Allinsons Dried Active Yeast here in the UK). Their profile identifies Lalvin as S Bayanus.

The muppet that I am can't remember what yeast I've used! Will ID tomorrow when Igo for a resupply. :-[

JamesP
11-11-2004, 07:31 AM
The Lallemand site specifically lists only some of the yeasts as being S. C. Bayanus.

Click on the yeast name in the reference chart for more details, but I am assuming the ones that don't specifically mention the S. C. Bayanus are therefore not.