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Old 08-17-2007, 07:13 AM   #1
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Default FRED: special yeast strain or not?

I just had my first Hair of the Dog brew! It was FRED. On the lable it boasted having 10 different varieties of hops from 5 different countries around the world. Nice 10% beer. It was called a "Golden Ale" although it was copper/orange in color. This beer is my new favorite beer. At the bottom of the bottle I noticed a large amount of sludge... I know now that I'm hopelessly lost into the addiction of homebrewing because I was excited and giddy as a little girl at a Barbie doll convention when I discovered this. The one question I have for the masses is: Does Hair of the Dog brewery use regular yeast from Wyeast/White Labs/etc... or do they have their own strain? I just have to know! I am going to be buying ALOT of FRED very soon and I could have fun with my purchase in addition to the assumed giggles derived from alcoholic beverages.

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Old 08-17-2007, 12:03 PM   #2
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Some HoD just started showing up in one of my locals...I have been on the lookout for Fred!

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Good question, even though I've talked to Alan a few times, I never asked. I can try posting on the OBC mail list. Maybe Fred knows?

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Well, I don't know if this is the truth or just a strong rumor, but everyone who responded said, Wyeast 1728 (Scottish). Several confirmed that Alan doesn't not use a bottling yeast, so that sludge is probably what you are looking for.

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