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Old 01-28-2012, 12:15 PM   #21
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I really like the Wyeast Belgian Ardennes. Have used it w/ several beers. My fav was a Rare Vos clone.

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Old 01-28-2012, 03:24 PM   #22
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I used WLP 500 in a dubbel before and loved it! So much that I have 10 more gallons of dubbel fermenting right now that i brewed yesterday....used WLP 500 again

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Old 01-29-2012, 01:00 AM   #23
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Wyeast PC Belgian Schelde. Amazing yeast...

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Old 01-29-2012, 02:21 PM   #24
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I still brew a fair amount of Belgians. I have a Rochefort 10 clone in secondary conditioning. I mainly have White Labs yeast around here, and usually use WLP500 (Chimay) WLP540 (Rochefort) also used WLP550 before with good results. The key to getting the desired profile with Belgian strains is temperature.

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Old 01-29-2012, 02:36 PM   #25
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Wlp550! Really good for light/pale Belgian beers, not so sure on darker stuff.

Also harvested delirium tremens yeast and at two weeks in the bottle for a clone I can already tell it's going to be awesome. It's a little warm (8.9% you'd expect that), but not 'hot' if you get what I mean.

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Old 01-29-2012, 03:03 PM   #26
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We just received some WLP510 Bastogne Belgian Ale Yeast which we haven't used yet, but have heard great things about it. Other than that, I really like the WLP570 Belgium Golden.

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Old 01-29-2012, 05:12 PM   #27
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Thanks I forgot about WLP570 (Duvel) That's an awesome strain as well.

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Old 01-29-2012, 07:00 PM   #28
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I really like 540, people say it is a poor attenuator, but it just needs time. I like the ardennes strain also

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Old 01-30-2012, 04:32 AM   #29
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Good to hear people dig Ardennes. I've got some going in a BPA right now. I started about 63 and held it there for about 36 hours until I took the fermenter upstairs and let it warm. It's sitting at 75 right now. I have high hopes.

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Old 01-30-2012, 10:43 AM   #30
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Man i love belgian beer! 2/3 of what i brew is belgian.

The regulars for me are Wyeast 1214, 3522 and 3787. Do love 3944 for wheaty ones.

My new favourite is Wyeast 3726. Had two insanely good batches with it, then forgot to harvest some. Part of their "private collection" nonsense, so i have to wait for it become available again. bugger.

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