Originally Posted by MilwaukeeBrewGuy
if you are not in a hurry to make this West 12 you could do what i did. Brew a Patersbier first. It is just pilsener, hops and 3787. Then when it is done you can throw the yeast cake at the Westverleten 12. That Patersbier if very good for a simple / cheap recipe.
If you do this, make sure you use part
of the yeast cake--if you use the whole thing, that's a pretty big overpitch. For a Belgian where you actual want some ester contribution to the flavor profile, overpitching is as problematic as underpitching.
MrMalty has calculations for how much yeast slurry to pitch.
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