Is there a good source that compares the commercially available yeast strains from the most common sources like White Labs and Wyeast?

I am thinking of something with homebrewing experience built into them: the differences of using WLP002 and WLP007 for, say, an English bitter, or WLP013 or WLP004 for a dry stout. What differences in character they make when using such and such recipe.

Of course, I would also like standard specs like average attenuation and temperature ranges to whether they are fruity, phenolic, dry, etc, but these are not so hard to obtain on your own.

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The closest thing I know of is http://tinyurl.com/yeastbot


I'm an unemployed developer, and I saw this question the other day - give this a try!


It needs to be improved as the search function is a bit iffy (for example, partial matches don't work at the moment: searching for Oktoberfest only returns some of the yeasts that match because some are written as Oktoberfest/Märzen. I will speak with the person who maintains the Yeastbot DB and figure out a way to make things work smoother. Also the design will improve but...anyway, hope it helps! If there's some other feature you'd like to see or a way to make it work better, please let me know :)


since there are probably a lot of stackoverflow users here, you can find the git repository here should you want to contribute!

  • Very nice initiative! Where do you load the data from? Yeastbot?
    – Sander
    Commented Nov 8, 2013 at 9:58
  • yeah, from Yeastbot :) and thanks! actually I'm looking for work at the moment, so any extra project I can show helps :p
    – dax
    Commented Nov 8, 2013 at 10:02

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