Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > inspired by Saison Dupont: brewing ale with wine yeast

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-01-2009, 04:21 AM   #1
RBlagojevich
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 120
Likes Given: 5

Default inspired by Saison Dupont: brewing ale with wine yeast

I was reading in Phil Markowski's "Farmhouse Ales" about the strain of yeast found in Saison Dupont. This yeast is highly unusual among ale yeasts: extra-attenuative, but prone to "giving up" especially at the temperatures around or below 70* (the ideal temperature for most ales). Instead, it thrives best between 85* and 90*F, like many red wine yeasts.

For these reasons, some people apparently believe that the Dupont strain is actually a wine yeast that has adapted to brewhouse circumstances.

I'm curious whether anyone here has experimented with using wine yeast strains for brewing ales. What were your results? I am considering some experimental batches, maybe trying other red wine strains (bordeux, for instance) at high temperatures to make saison.

__________________
RBlagojevich is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2009, 09:39 AM   #2
brewt00l
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Doylestown, PA
Posts: 3,739
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

The Brewing Network.com - :

IIRC the interview with Shea Comfort has plenty of good info
__________________
brewt00l is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2009, 04:33 PM   #3
MikeRLynch
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MikeRLynch's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 917
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Default

In fact it has too much good info. I've listened to it three times, and I still need to go back to it again.

__________________
Lost Elm Brewing Co.
Stafford Springs, CT

Follow us on Twitter
Like us on Facebook
MikeRLynch is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2009, 06:18 PM   #4
RBlagojevich
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 120
Likes Given: 5

Default

brewt00l: that podcast was rad. I am so pumped to try this.

__________________
RBlagojevich is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2009, 06:30 PM   #5
RBlagojevich
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 120
Likes Given: 5

Default

Does anyone know where to get the enzyme that Shea Comfort talks about in that podcast? he refers to it as "convertase" but I don't see that in any catalogs...

__________________
RBlagojevich is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-03-2009, 01:48 AM   #6
brewt00l
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Doylestown, PA
Posts: 3,739
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I'll have to listen to the podcast again to catch what he said.....I've not heard it since it was first cast.

__________________
brewt00l is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-03-2009, 03:07 AM   #7
petep1980
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
petep1980's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,901
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I made a nuclear porter with wine yeast. It tastes like crap.

__________________
petep1980 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Skunked Saison Dupont? Edcculus Commercial Brew Discussion 18 12-24-2011 03:54 PM
Saison Dupont from Clone Brews cweston Recipes/Ingredients 22 12-04-2010 02:46 AM
My 1st Dupont Saison Schlenkerla Commercial Brew Discussion 12 12-31-2009 01:38 PM
Saison Dupont clone rockout Recipes/Ingredients 14 06-08-2009 04:16 AM
Saison DuPont! (Southerners, please read!) goodgreener General Beer Discussion 7 12-29-2008 11:38 PM