Clibit
Being a lazy sod I have rarely bothered with culturing yeast from bottles but I would be interested in trying again if there is an English yeast that is really worth getting, something tasty and good across different styles, that I could use for several brews. A yeast with character but not overly so. A yeast that doesn't go wonky after a couple of brews. 

Can anyone recommend one from a widely available beer? I never see Summer Lightning, for example. 

Perhaps we could develop an up to date list of beers you can buy that contain good yeast. 

Pedigree. Justin was saying Pedigree yeast is good.
Hook Norton. Flagship IPA and Double Stout are bottle conditioned
Wibblers brewery bottles contain the Ridley's strain I believe. I don't see those here though.
Fullers. Bengal Lancer or 1845.
Young's. Special London ale.
Sam Smith's. Yorkshire Stingo, which is limited edition. Possibly also the IPA, which doesn't list carbon dioxide in its ingredients on their site.

If you think about it, they are all yeasts you would give your right arm for. I am just aiming to get my hands on one and give it a run in my brewery! The top two are probably the favourites, easy to get and likely to hit the mark.
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Chug
I think someone over on Jim's has compiled a list Phil.
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Clibit
Chug wrote:
I think someone over on Jim's has compiled a list Phil.


Yeah I've seen that, but this is going to a smarter, more focused and up to date list. [rofl]
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Pinto

Morelands strain is available from bottles of Hens Tooth.  Worthington From White Shield.  Harvey's of Sussex from Sussex Best (Polypin or keg only) or Xmas Ale.

 

There are a few locals that make a bottle conditioned strain (Old Dairy come to mind) - but I have a feeling they use Notty in their brews.

Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
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Clibit
Pinto wrote:

Morelands strain is available from bottles of Hens Tooth.  Worthington From White Shield.  Harvey's of Sussex from Sussex Best (Polypin or keg only) or Xmas Ale.

 

There are a few locals that make a bottle conditioned strain (Old Dairy come to mind) - but I have a feeling they use Notty in their brews.



Thanks Jeff. I did read that Worthingtons is bottled with a different yeast, but it's a nice yeast to brew with. Not sure if that info is correct. 
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Steve
Ive not bothered tbh culturing up strains from bottles, and we have been lucky that members have done this and sent samples for the bank, has anyone tried actually mashing up 2 strains ? This is something i have been thinking about.
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