Wyeast 3944 Uses - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Wyeast 3944 Uses

Thread Tools
Old 08-25-2009, 01:45 AM   #1
Noleafclover's Avatar
Jul 2009
Posts: 178

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?

Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2009, 01:54 AM   #2

Reading the wyeast website, they suggest Belgian Dubbels, Tripels, and Spiced beers.
He who drinks beer sleeps well. He who sleeps well cannot sin. He who does not sin goes to heaven.

Another HERMS rig...

Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2012, 02:24 PM   #3
Jan 2008
Posts: 2,065
Liked 275 Times on 193 Posts

I haven't had much luck tracking down old threads on the topic. Has anyone made styles other than a wit with 3944?

Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2012, 07:11 PM   #4
May 2011
Posts: 30
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

I've never done it myself, but a tripel seems like it would be pretty great. It would probably be a tripel/wit hybrid.

Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 04:50 AM   #5
sweetcell's Avatar
Jan 2012
Rockville, MD
Posts: 5,115
Liked 972 Times on 704 Posts

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?!?)
What hops should I grow? Looking for cheap honey?
- Drinking: BPA made with ingredients from NHC, 2 blends of a rye sour: ECY20 + ECY34, local sour cherry kriek #2, brett'ed Belgian blond on raspberries
- Aging: Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout (half on coconut), sour blond on second-use cherries, English Barleywine (half on brett), 3726 saison w/ brett x2 (dregs mix & Lochristi), GNO 3724 saison w/ brett mix, sour cherry mead, acerglyn, and a few other sours...

Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 04:54 AM   #6
Sep 2008
Visalia, CA
Posts: 4,110
Liked 126 Times on 102 Posts

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.

"Good people drink good beer." -HST

Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 05:54 AM   #7
Feb 2010
South Korea
Posts: 45
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

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!

Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 02:59 PM   #8
Apr 2009
Minnetonka, MN
Posts: 349
Liked 15 Times on 11 Posts

I've had really good luck making Dubbel's from Wit yeast...

Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 03:36 PM   #9
Jan 2011
Pittsburg, KS
Posts: 1,867
Liked 23 Times on 20 Posts

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.
Time to have some fun

Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 04:58 PM   #10
a_potter's Avatar
Apr 2011
flint, mi
Posts: 156
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

It makes a great saison.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wyeast 3944 experience kyleobie Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 11-05-2010 01:49 PM
Wyeast 3944 Wit Characteristics at temp changes kingoslo Recipes/Ingredients 0 09-29-2009 03:57 PM
Wyeast 3944 Question rhulbert Fermentation & Yeast 3 08-20-2009 05:00 PM
Pitching on top of Wyeast 3944 cake jeffmeh Recipes/Ingredients 0 07-31-2009 01:18 PM
Wyeast for Grand Cru: 3463 or 3944? kyleobie Recipes/Ingredients 9 07-21-2009 04:01 AM

Forum Jump