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Old 12-22-2008, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default Wyeast 3864 - The Unibroue Yeast

I gather this was released as a special strain. Its the Canadian/Belgian Ale strain used by Unibroue. The yeast they use for bottling is reportedly different from their fermentation strain. Does anyone know where I can get a hold of this strain? Thanks very much!

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Old 12-22-2008, 12:29 PM   #2
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The yeast they use for bottling is reportedly different from their fermentation strain.

What do you mean? How do they use a yeast for bottling?
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They filter and use a different strain for carbonation (which are two parts of their "triple-fermentation" - I don't know what the third is). I think they have to filter since 3864 is not very flocculent.

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I just heard back from Wyeast and the Unibroue strain will be available for the first quarter of 2009 as part of the VSS program. Whoo-Hoo!

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so can you use it for primary fermentation

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Hi Syd. This would be the primary fermentation strain. I imagine it would carbonate just fine as well.

BTW: Triple fermentation just means the primary+ secondary fermentation resulting from sugar added after primary fermentation (boosting abv) + bottle conditioning.

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*bump*

I was just talking to my LHBS guy about cloning their Maudite since we can get this strain soon. He said they use brett in some of their beers? Does anyone know if this is true, and which ones? Certainly not in their Maudite or Trois Pistoles. If they do, it's a subtle strain...

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They filter and use a different strain for carbonation (which are two parts of their "triple-fermentation" - I don't know what the third is). I think they have to filter since 3864 is not very flocculent.
Do they?

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Not sure. They do filter. And the 3864 strain has been reported as not very flocculent. The article you cited does not explain "triple fermentation." Unibroue does imply they filter their beer.
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Just to update. I have brewed a Maudite clone, and a JZ's Belgian Pale ale with this yeast. The Maudite clone was Ky's Maudite clone.

The Maudite clone is aging. The pale ale is fricken wonderful. Nutty, spicy and a bit hoppy with those fantastic Unibroue esters (but without the knock you down ABV). I'm very happy with it. The yeast does not show tremendous flocculation, but a couple of days in the fridge seems to solve that. My only regret is that my kegging setup was not finished in time for the pale ale. (The Maudite is already in a corny ).

Since I started freezing yeast, I just thawed one out and will by trying this yeast on an Impatient Man's Framboise. I have no idea how this one will go, but I thought it would be interesting and the yeast is free!

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