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Old 05-15-2009, 07:38 PM   #1
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Default Thoughts on Wyeast 1388- Belgian Strong

Im looking to make a Unibroue- Chambly Noire type beer. A Belgian Dark that is fruity/malty. I was going to get the Wyeast 3864- Canadian Belgian but it is out of season.

So Im thinking of going with 1388. Good call? Will it give me similar characteristics? I know that is what Duvel uses.

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Old 05-15-2009, 07:52 PM   #2
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I used both now and think they are almost alike. Both are clean for Belgian strains.

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cool.. I'll give it a shot.

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3864 is an AMAZING strain... The 1388 is nice but man, I'd hold out.

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I'm going to make 10 gallons of BGS and split it with each of them. I was actually disappointed with it because it was so much like 1388.

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Default Yeaster starter necessary?

I'm looking to make a belgian strong ale soon as well but I've been told I'll need to use a yeast starter. Is it necessary with the Wyeast you used?

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I like it, it attenuates well and kicks off some nice banana'y esters.

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