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Chamuco 03-03-2013 10:37 PM

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I usually go with 3724 in the low 90s for my saisons and decided to give the belle a try this time. I pitched 1 packet on a 1.070 (oops....was aiming for 062) 5 gallon wort yesterday around 5pm at 80*. Going nuts this morning (6am) at 83* and smells wonderful. Krausen was already reaching the airlock so I switched to blowoff and left for work. I plan to keep it around 80* for a week and then I'll check og and post the results.
Ok, sold! Down to 1.003 and tastes amazing. I kept it between 80 and 85*. Spicy-citricy, strong and dry. I'm kegging this one tonight!



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Spartangreen 03-09-2013 05:58 PM

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So in the end 1 packet did the job.
OG 1052
FG 1012
(Hit the recipe)
Fermented @ 66deg for 2 weeks.
Belgian Pale Ale
Tastes great!

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Chamuco 03-13-2013 03:59 AM

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Me too... Does anyone have any tasting notes for the higher side of ferm temps? Anybody hit 90s?
I got into the mid 80's and will take it higher (95*) next time. At 8.78% the alcohol is warm, not harsh at all. I taste more citrus than pepper and a tart dry finish. I tend to get more fruit out of my Saisons when under pitched and fermented at high temperatures. This yeast is definitely edgy and Impressive that one, unhydrated packet could finish a 1.070 beer so quickly...12 days from brew to fully carb'd and tasty. Now at 16 days even better!



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mcspanner 08-10-2013 02:57 PM

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Here it is after 5 days in the bottle. Nice head from "enthusiastic" pour but not yet carbed to 2vol. Tastes great, can't wait to get some more life in there. I'll give it another week.


EmeraldTab 09-09-2013 02:00 AM

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This yeast is a beast only a few short hours after pitching and it was on its way to the point a blow off tube was attached!

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m3n00b 09-14-2013 09:33 PM

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Update: one week in the bottle. Pretty tasty. My clearest beer yet. Fruity, spicy and tart


m3n00b 09-14-2013 09:33 PM

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Update: one week in the bottle. Pretty tasty. My clearest beer yet. Fruity, spicy and tart


doublebogey10 04-15-2014 05:38 AM

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Three weeks after this thing took off, I racked to secondary. Took a sample (which, flat and warm, tasted awesome) and was down to 1.000.
That's from 1.065. This yeast is a beast.
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Tcl1999 07-15-2014 05:06 AM

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Aww crap. I went to keg tonight and this is what I find...

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The beer smells fine, tastes fine, attenuated down to 1.005, but that sure doesn't look normal. Infection? What should I do other than wait it out and see what happens after I drink a glass or two?


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