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Old 08-25-2009, 01:45 AM   #1
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So... I'm nearing the time to bottle a wit I used some Wyeast 3944 with. I'd like to brew another batch and pitch onto the cake, but I don't really want to brew another wit.... What other styles/recipes go well with this yeast?

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Old 08-25-2009, 01:54 AM   #2

Reading the wyeast website, they suggest Belgian Dubbels, Tripels, and Spiced beers.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:24 PM   #3
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I haven't had much luck tracking down old threads on the topic. Has anyone made styles other than a wit with 3944?

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Old 03-18-2012, 07:11 PM   #4
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I've never done it myself, but a tripel seems like it would be pretty great. It would probably be a tripel/wit hybrid.

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Old 03-19-2012, 04:50 AM   #5
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i made an oatmeal wheat with 3944, but it's still in primary so can't tell you how it turned out yet.

i think that a dubbel or a tripel would be a fine idea (then again, when is a dubbel or a tripel not a fine idea?!?)
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:54 AM   #6
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Apparently it's the same strain (AKA WLP400) used in Flying Dog's Ragining B!tch Belgian IPA, my personal favorite example of the style. That would be a helluva way to reuse that yeast.

AND WHAT'S THIS?? The exact recipe provided by the brewery itself! Egads, perfection.

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Old 03-19-2012, 05:54 AM   #7
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I made a CDA with it this weekend, we split 20 gallons of wort and used different yeasts for each 5 gallon batch. It should be interesting!

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Old 03-19-2012, 02:59 PM   #8
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I've had really good luck making Dubbel's from Wit yeast...

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Old 03-19-2012, 03:36 PM   #9
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I was really turned off from the sour like tang note it added to a dubbel I made with it. Didn't work at all with the richness imo.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:58 PM   #10
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It makes a great saison.

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