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Old 05-08-2009, 10:37 PM   #1
Apr 2009
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i was just wondering what the yeast number means exactly? im bottling my first batch tomo, and am currently looking into recipes for my second and got to thinking about this question.

i first thought of it when i spotted someones belgian wit found here and he says "I used Wyeast 3942 rather than the 3944" and i wanted to know the difference between 42 and 44.

thanks guys

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Old 05-08-2009, 11:06 PM   #2
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it's the particular style of yeast. Each company has their own system -

check out:
Wyeast Laboratories : Home Enthusiasts : Brewers : Yeast Strain Guide

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Old 05-08-2009, 11:43 PM   #3
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Yeast Strains
Woolly Bugger Brewery

Consumed:#2 Hefeweizen, #3 SoHo Brown Ale, #7 Belgian Wit, #9 Belgian Amber
Bottled: #1 Trout Belgian Trippel, #4 Smoked Porter, #5 Apfelwein, #10 Bell's Brown Ale Clone, #11 Belgian Wit, #8 Wee Heavy
Secondary:#6 Trout Belgian Trippel
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