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jalgayer 03-23-2010 08:04 PM

Wyeast 1214 Belgian Abbey - Alternate Use?
Hey All,

Just harvested my first yeast... went very well.

But as I look here
for other beers that can be brewed with it I do not see anything that I am up for.

I just brewed a Dubel and a Tripel so thats out. I do not like witbier at all.

Can anyone suggest an "outside the box" use for this yeast? I am willing to experiment a bit but do not want to do something that is doomed from the start.

McGarnigle 03-23-2010 08:52 PM

I think you could take pretty much any beer and Beligan-ize it if you're willing to experiment. Certainly you could brew a blonde using this yeast.

JaimeTheLimey 03-26-2010 05:39 AM

Hoppy PA's and IPA's come out pretty nice using Belgian yeasts.

iamopie2 03-26-2010 01:23 PM

Maybe even a IIPA. That yeast handles high gravity with aplomb

dcp27 03-26-2010 02:20 PM

It'd work well with a barley or wheat wine.

Danek 03-26-2010 04:53 PM

+1 for a Belgian IPA. Stone made an IPA with Belgian yeast that I didn't really enjoy (it was good, but I prefered the IPAs made with their regular yeast). Though yesterday I had Flying Dog's Belgian IPA (I think it was called Raging Bitch) and that had the most amazing yeast/hop aroma to it. It convinced me that Belgian IPAs aren't just gimmicks.

SupraSPL 03-26-2010 05:09 PM

Nice tip on the flying dog, I have got to try that one.

maida7 03-26-2010 06:26 PM

Here are 5 other Belgian styles you can make with that yeast.

Belgian Blond, Belgian Pale Ale, Saison, Golden Strong, Dark Strong

jalgayer 03-27-2010 04:09 AM

Cool... Great tips, thank you for the replies!

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