New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Mixing yeast strains?




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-19-2007, 06:33 PM   #1
alemonkey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 860
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default Mixing yeast strains?

Anyone else mix two types of yeast? I brewed an imperial stout last year. I fermented with white labs 007 dry english ale yeast in the primary, then dumped a pack of red star dry champagne yeast into secondary. I really didn't notice any extra activity in the secondary, but I got lazy and didn't hydrate the yeast first (my bad). The OG was 1.100 and FG was right around 1.030. I'm not sure if the champagne yeast helped at all, but I did have quite a few unfermentables so I'm not too surprised at where it stopped.

I'm now tossing around the idea of brewing a braggot, and I'm considering mixing yeast strains again. I'd like to get better attenuation this time, so eoes anyone know if it would be better to mix both strains in the starter? Or would one strain overwhelm the other?

BTW, I'm going to add some beano to the mash/fermenter to get more fermentable sugars.



__________________
alemonkey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-19-2007, 08:55 PM   #2
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,650
Liked 130 Times on 124 Posts

Default

I've only done it once, so far, but I think I got better results with putting both yeasts in at the beginning for my current Old Bog Water. The final gravity was a bit lower, sooner. But, we are talking about a brew I won't be drinking for a couple more years.

Putting them both in the starter would give the drying yeast time to grow and adapt to the wort.

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-17-2009, 05:08 AM   #3
DRoyLenz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 738
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by david_42 View Post
I've only done it once, so far, but I think I got better results with putting both yeasts in at the beginning for my current Old Bog Water. The final gravity was a bit lower, sooner. But, we are talking about a brew I won't be drinking for a couple more years.

Putting them both in the starter would give the drying yeast time to grow and adapt to the wort.
It's over 2 years later. Did you ever get a chance to try this brew? How did it turn out?
DRoyLenz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Two different strains of yeast jb444 Extract Brewing 9 09-30-2007 12:59 AM
Mixing yeast strains? BeerAg General Techniques 5 08-28-2007 08:52 PM
Mixing Yeast Strains? 5gBrewer Recipes/Ingredients 2 01-12-2007 03:47 PM
Mixing Lager & Ale Strains Et-OH All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 9 02-28-2006 04:46 AM