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Old 05-12-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
Jul 2008
Portland, OR
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I'm wondering what is your favorite yeast for Tripels or Golden Strongs?
I'm thinking of trying 1762 next.

So far I've used:
3787 - Belgian PA, Dubbel, Golden Strong
3522 - Belgian PA, Tripel
1388 - Belgian PA, Golden Strong
1214 - Belgian PA, Dubbel

I'm a huge fan of the 3787. The flavor is just wonderful, subtle and easy to drink. It is also easy to get it to complete fermentation, as I've had stuck ferments with 1388.
I really like the flavors from 3522, especially in the Tripel. I'll be using this some more.
1388 has been more difficult to get it to complete, even pitching at 64F and slowly ramping temps as recommended by JZ. I like the flavor of the finished beer, but not as much as the 3787 or 3522.
I haven't used 1214 yet in a Tripel/GS, as the beers I've produced seem to whack you over the head with "I'M THE CHIMAY YEAST". Hmmm...now that I think about it, I used 1214 before I had good temp control over fermentation. Maybe I should give it another shot.

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