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chwayock 06-22-2012 03:56 PM

Chimay white yeast
 
Ones anyone know if chimay uses a different strain of yeast to bottle vs their fermentation strain??

Obliviousbrew 06-22-2012 04:57 PM

I ask the same question some time ago and the answer was no. Having all that yeast around it doesnīt make sense to have another strain for bottling. I donīt know if you are looking to harvest chimay yeast from bottles but if you are go ahead a lot of peole have done it with good results, just get the premier-red (itīs the lowest abv of their brews)

ReverseApacheMaster 06-22-2012 05:04 PM

It's the same.

chwayock 06-22-2012 05:40 PM

Thanks! I have been stepping up from a white and it's doing great. Just made a 2 liter starter for my Belgian strong this weekend.

maida7 06-22-2012 06:52 PM

FYI the Chimay strain is easily available WLP500 and /or wyeast 1214 are the Chimay yeast. Great yeast I used it just recently in a Belgian blond. Yum!

TimTrone 06-22-2012 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by maida7
FYI the Chimay strain is easily available WLP500 and /or wyeast 1214 are the Chimay yeast. Great yeast I used it just recently in a Belgian blond. Yum!

It is a great strain, but its slow to start. IMO its worth it

chwayock 06-25-2012 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by TimTrone

It is a great strain, but its slow to start. IMO its worth it

Thank you very much. I was getting nervous as I am about 40 hours in and real airlock activity. I'm hoping it's just the slow start. I just hope I didn't drastically under pitch or treat the yeast too hard.

chwayock 06-26-2012 04:31 AM

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Originally Posted by chwayock

Thank you very much. I was getting nervous as I am about 40 hours in and real airlock activity. I'm hoping it's just the slow start. I just hope I didn't drastically under pitch or treat the yeast too hard.

No airlock activity after 48 hrs.

TimTrone 06-26-2012 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by chwayock

No airlock activity after 48 hrs.

Still normal. Its super slow to start, but when it gets going it goes nuts. It took my last BDS from 1.12 to 1.011 in about 1 week.

chwayock 06-26-2012 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TimTrone

Still normal. Its super slow to start, but when it gets going it goes nuts. It took my last BDS from 1.12 to 1.011 in about 1 week.

Thanks for putting my mind at ease


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