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Old 01-17-2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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Default East Coast Yeast Belgian Abbaye

Well I was fortunate enough to jump onto the Princeton Homebrew site and grab some East Coast Yeast cultures over a week ago. I received ECY09 Belgian Abbaye in my order to play with. I decided to brew up my evolved version of Saq's Pious Old World recipe.

Has anyone else got their hands on this yeast? I think it's supposed to be an old brewtek strain that someone had in their fridge and hooked East Coast Yeast up with the culture. If that's the case what brewery do we think it's from? I don't know which Brewtek strain it's supposed to be though. There's CL-0300, CL-0320, and CL-0340.

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Old 02-12-2012, 06:43 PM   #2
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Well I brewed both a dubbel and a dark strong and I don't think I could have made a better choice. High clove spice and deep dark fruit flavors. The dubbel is sitting comfortably at 7%abv and getting bottled very soon. The gravity sample is delicious. I can't wait to have this in bottles.

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Very interested in your results with this yeast. I'm finally to the point of plating, slanting, and freezing and was looking at grabbing some of the East Coast yeast strains.
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Get this strain. I brewed a very basic dubbel recipe. Split base malt between Vienna and Pils. I used Legacy and Ultra hops I think. I don't know for sure anymore because the recipe disappeared with my failed hard drive. Anyhow I just bottled today and I'm drinking about 16oz of left over and it's goddamn nice. This yeast made all the flavor I just gave it a malt background with little hop bitterness.

I also used it in a quad. I won't be bottling that for quite a few more weeks.

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Sounds like you twisted my arm! Let me know how the quad fairs too if you don't mind. Thanks for the heads up!
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The quad will be bottled up soon. I'm drinking a dubbel right now (sure it's early but I wanted to try it sooo bad). It's flipping delicious. The body is about perfect for this beer I think. The carbonation isn't 100% there yet but its only been two weeks. I cannot wait to get the quad bottled and get to taste that monster. It should be about 11%. This yeast is a definite homerun! Both are simple recipes so the impressive and delicious flavors are predominately coming from the yeast, it wasn't my doing, it was the yeast.

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I have this yeast ready to go and am thinking about doing a Belgian Pale Ale to start. This should grow a good dose of yeast to do something bigger like a dubbel, triple or quad.

Any opinions? Too spicy or "clovey" for a BPA?

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I don't think so. The very clovey flavor has faded a bit now.

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I don't think so. The very clovey flavor has faded a bit now.
Cool, thanks for the info. Any thoughts on how it might be in a triple? That will probably be it's next step.

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No clue really. I have ECY13 planned for a tripel but do plan on
getting another dubbel going with ECY09 due to a slight contamination
issue I had with my last dubbel.

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