[quote=“beerme11”][quote=“Denny”][quote=“beerme11”]Does anyone know if breeding yeast is possible, in a non scientific way…
If i was to make a beer with say one pack of us 05 and one pack of us 04. and use that yeast cake for several generation would i have a yeast strain that is unique or would it just be half us 05 and half us 04? Granted im not going to go buy lab equipment and get crazy but if its that easy i think it’d be soemthing cool to experiment with.[/quote]
When you do that the results are completely unpredictable, especially if you reuse it. And you wouldn’t be creating a “new” strain of yeast.[/quote]
Got ya. Just a thought, figured it couldn’t be that easy. You have wyeast 1450 Denny’s favorite, how did you go about developing that? Not in detail or anything im just curious on how creating a strain would be done.[/quote]
I didn’t develop it, I discovered it in the yeast banks of a company that’s now out of business. You had to buy slants and culture it yourself. When they went out if business I still had some slants in my fridge. I convinced Dave Logsdon if Wyeast to use my slants to build up a stock for Wyeast to sell in smackpacks.