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Old 03-26-2009, 07:47 PM   #1
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Default Confirmation on Bell's Beer Yeast?

Has it been confirmed that Bell's Beer uses the same yeast for all its beers? I'm looking to do an Oberon clone, and due to some odd timing, I'd prefer to do it asap. I want to use the same yeast, but Oberon won't be available to me until probably late next week, maybe into the second week of April. As I'm having guests later on, I'd really like to get this one going in time.

So can anyone confirm that it's teh same yeast? Thanks

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Old 03-27-2009, 06:57 AM   #2
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No Bells does not use the same Yeast for all of there beers.

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Old 03-27-2009, 02:01 PM   #3
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Their ale yeast is all the same. I have been to the brewery twice and talked to several of the employees that work in the cellar and they all said that their ales all use the same proprietary strain. They say they don't filter so I would think it's a safe assumption to think what is in the bottle is the same as what is in the fermenter.

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Old 03-27-2009, 02:20 PM   #4
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I believe that is true as well. I can't imagine them using the same yeast for the Oberon, but the ales have been the same. I've successfully harvested some from the Winter White.

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The ale's are the same strain..One of my brew buddies bottle harvests it...he's given me a couple of slugs.

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Somewhere I have a pic that we took that was below their ferm temp control board that show the temps that they ferment at. The temps were as follows:

Hell Hath No Fury 78
Two Hearted 76
Winter White 74
Ales 72
Lagers 48-50

But like I said, all the ale yeast are the same exact strain...they just use the different temps to get the flavor profiles they want.

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So, harvesting.... I am attempting to harvest for a Two Heart. This is my first time harvesting.

I made a starter (500ml), and put the dregs of 3 yummy bottles of TwoHeart in there, set it on the stirplate for the night. I have a reasonable amount of yeast looking sediment on the bottom.

How will I know if this is good to go? Will I get krausen ?

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Maybe maybe not...sometimes it krausens so fast, someitmes it doesn;t appear to happen, what you want is the evidence of sediment and you won't get that until after you turn off the stir plate...I ussually let mine run for 24 hours and shut it off.

It'll kinda look something like this....

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I guess I should have been more clear on my O.P.

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Somewhere I have a pic that we took that was below their ferm temp control board that show the temps that they ferment at. The temps were as follows:

Hell Hath No Fury 78
Two Hearted 76
Winter White 74
Ales 72
Lagers 48-50

But like I said, all the ale yeast are the same exact strain...they just use the different temps to get the flavor profiles they want.
Wow, now there is some interesting information.

Thanks for that.
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