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Old 03-14-2009, 07:57 PM   #1
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I really enjoy the flavor of all ommegang's offerings, and want to experiment at home with a similar strain to that of their house strain. Which commercially available yeast is comparable. some kind of abbey ale yeast?

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Old 03-14-2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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White Labs 500 and 550 are both really good Belgian style yeasts - I;m not sure if the exact Ommegang strain is available commercially. You can always find one of their bottle conditioned brews (I think they all are) and harvest.

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Old 03-14-2009, 08:21 PM   #3
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Either that or Bier de garde

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Old 03-14-2009, 11:35 PM   #4
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I just opened a keg of a Hefe that I made with a yeast harvested from a Rare Vos bottle - and boy is it tasty.

Why not give it a try? It was really easy - I'd actually left the bottle sitting on the table for several days prior to noticing that there was some yeast on the bottom and giving it a try. Did a lot of things wrong - built it up with dextrose rather than malt, probably built it up too quickly, etc - and it still attenuates like crazy and tastes really good. And all you need to do is be in the same room as it to realize that it's a Belgian.

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Old 03-14-2009, 11:41 PM   #5
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Wyeast Canadian/Belgian is Unibroue's yeast. It's seasonal and we're at the end of the season right now.

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Old 05-04-2009, 04:13 AM   #6
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yes but this thread is about ommegang's house yeast.

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