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Old 06-04-2012, 05:01 AM   #1
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Default What yeast should i use for my saison

I'm making a saison for the for the first time, should I go with whitelabs or wyeast?

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Old 06-04-2012, 07:07 AM   #2
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3711 if you're doing it for a first time.

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Old 06-04-2012, 09:58 AM   #3
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This. It doesn't require extreme measures like some Saison yeasts!

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3711 if you're doing it for a first time.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:49 PM   #5
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WLP 566 if you can get it.

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I'm brewing a saison this weekend, and I'll be using a special release from Austin/White Labs called Classic Saison Yeast Blend, WLP560... I'm hoping it works out well!

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Old 06-04-2012, 01:58 PM   #7
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WLP 566 if you can get it.
I love this yeast! It can even handle cool temps pretty well and keeps chugging along
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Although I could go either way on many Jester King beers their beers use a saison strain from some French brewery and it has a really good blend of pepper and lemon that might be good if you can culture some out of the bottle.

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Although I could go either way on many Jester King beers their beers use a saison strain from some French brewery and it has a really good blend of pepper and lemon that might be good if you can culture some out of the bottle.
That's very likely Wyeast 3711.
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3711 is easier to use. It is not so temp sensitive. 3724 has great flavor but requires good temp control to get it to finish. If you have a way to get it to the high 80's or even 90 the flavor is great.

I use the both a lot.

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