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Old 05-15-2013, 06:33 PM   #1
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What's the fruitiest ale yeast you've used?

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Old 05-15-2013, 06:48 PM   #2
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Nottingham (I haven't used a lot of yeasts, though) :l

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Old 05-15-2013, 06:51 PM   #3
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WLP 005. Ferment it a bit on the warm side for maximum "fruit".

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Old 05-15-2013, 09:03 PM   #4
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Good question. Fuller's strain in a recipe with a lot of EKG will give you big fruit. If you only like bananas, some of the Bavarian weizen strains will crank that out in large quantity, as will Westmalle's. The Chimay strain is pretty fruity in general, though it throws some phenols as well, which somewhat take away from the prominence of the esters.

I guess a follow up question is, does it matter what kind of fruit?

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Old 05-15-2013, 09:07 PM   #5
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I'm not fond of the Chimay strain unless it's a true belgian style beer. The phenols are just strange and get old quick.

I'm considering S-04 for my next "house yeast" for pales, IPAs, and ESB.

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If you like it fruity, throw in some wyeast 1099 and let it ferment hot!!!







...A banana is a fruit, right?

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1272 is pretty fruity, especially on the warm side (which seems to be the trend here).

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Thanks. Looking to do a fruity IPA without... Fruit.

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I used 1272 and dryhopped with Bravo cold 40F and at about 2-3 weeks it got really fruity, it was different really showed in the finish.

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Old 05-16-2013, 02:45 AM   #10
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Try WLP 644 Brett Brux Trois - it produces great tropical fruit flavors. Here is a good thread about it:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f127/wlp...-trois-326861/

Mad Fermentationist used it for an excellent sounding IPA: http://www.themadfermentationist.com...a-tasting.html

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