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Old 12-06-2009, 04:04 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Diablotastic View Post
I'm preparing for my 1st IPA tripel also....I've never used a starter and the majority of Ales I've been doing latley have used dry yeast. How important is the use of a starter in a beer with a 1.075OG?
IMO you don't have to use a starter, but if you don't you will have to pitch at least two and maybe three pkgs of liquid yeast.

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Old 12-06-2009, 04:18 AM   #12
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If you ask 10 brewers you will get 12 answers. J/k

Do not use dry yeast because it won't taste its best.

If you have never used liquid yeast, White Labs is the easiest to use.

If you have never made a starter before you might consider the double pitch option to make it easier. Especially if you don't have the equipment for a starter yet.

Most people that order are opting for the double pitch.

Two yeasts would be plenty. Prepare for some foam. Either have an decent sized primary or use a blow-off tube and lose some beer.

It is a straight forward recipe. For Belgian recipes always use liquid yeast. I know, dry yeast will physically work, but we are taking about the flavor. Why spend that much money and get dry yeast. Most of the flavor in Belgian beers is the yeast. Those flavors are not achievable with the dry yeast on the market.

In this case it would be like buying a Bentley and opting for the vinyl seats.

If you have any further questions let me know. It is my recipe.


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Old 12-06-2009, 07:45 PM   #13
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For most beers I use dry yeast because its cheap and works well with good results but for a Belgian I'd use liquid for sure. There's many different belgian yeast tho so I don't know if AHS suggest a certain one. Most use trappist but I don't care for the intense fruity flavors in a IPA so I used a Saison yeast in mine and love the peppery flavors tho it does have some green apple flavors in it too. No matter which one you decide it makes a fun interesting twist to your beer and you'll start experimenting with all the different yeast stains to see what you can make.
If your going to get 2 yeast vials anyway you could split the batch and ferment with two different stains to see what you like more.

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Old 12-08-2009, 05:33 PM   #14
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Yeah i ordered some DME along with my order from AHS...I'm going to whip up a starter for this one...thanks for the replies
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