HDYB's Top 5 yeast by volume

Posted by Jason on Feb 12th 2019

You've probably been wondering, what are the top five types of yeast sold by HDYB, by volume?  Well wonder no longer they are: 

5) White Labs - Irish Ale Yeast 

4) Safale - S-04 

3) White Labs - California Ale  

2) Lalvin EC-1118 

1) Safale - S-05 

Do you see any of your favorites on the list? 

If you are surprised to so EC-1118 (Saccharomyces bayanus) up top, you are not a wine maker. It is an absolute  workhorse yeast for local wine makers. Recommended for all types of wines, including sparkling, and late harvest wines and cider. It is also sometimes used to restart stuck fermentations.

Safale's S-05 is a favorite because it is an easy to use yeast that produces well balanced beers with low diacetyl and a very clean, crisp end palate, with low sedimentation. It is the one we recommend more often than not.   

What to say about Good old WLP-001?  It’s our best-selling yeast (in dollars), famous for its clean flavors and hardy fermentations, and well liked for its use in hoppy beers.  WLP-001 accentuates hop flavors and aromas and attenuates well, even for high gravity beers. This strain has the ability to be used in almost any style of ale ranging from IPA to porter and even kölsch, making it a great all-around house strain.