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ido50 12-15-2012 09:52 PM

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Got this in primary just 24 hours ago. Brewed it a week ago (I'm doing no-chill). Since we don't have liquid yeast here I decided to try a 2.5 gallon batch of this with Safale T-58. I hope the spicy nature of this yeast will compliment this beer and not the opposite. Krausen dropped about an hour ago (fast), so I added the sugar just now. Here's a pic from a few hours ago, before the Krausen dropped.


ido50 02-04-2013 01:39 PM

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Man, what a great beer. Just wanted to say how much I'm enjoying it. Definitely my best brew yet.


LeFreek 08-17-2013 07:17 PM

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Couple of hours ago (remember ... it's 5 o'clock somewhere) we tasted the Karmeliet clone brewed with bottle yeast after 1.5 days of forced carbonation, and compared it with the real thing bottle conditioned. Attached picture shows clone on the left and commercial Karmeliet on the right. The clone is drinkable, but not very similar. Highly unlikely that the primary yeast strain is currently used for bottle conditioning. No sulphur in smell or taste, but the ester profile is quite different. Interesting experiment, but now I am stuck with 25 liters of not very good tripel.

We also noticed that the original has way more coriander smell and taste than the clone attempt. Anh6513 is right to crank it up.

I will probably try to find someone who preserved the yeast when primary and bottling yeast were still the same via Dutch and Belgian fora. Especially for my Kwak clone attempt in coming brewing season.



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