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View Poll Results: Which yeast should I use?
WLP001 19 57.58%
Ommegang yeast 14 42.42%
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:18 PM   #1
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I will be brewing an IPA soon and can't decide if I want to use WLP001 or yeast I've harvested from an Ommegang bottle.

So, I come to HBT to make my decision for me. On one hand I do love a typical west coast IPA, but I've also found myself really enjoying the IPA's I've had that were brewed with belgian yeast. I've never done a belgian IPA before so I am leaning in that direction, but I will brew whichever option is ahead on the day I brew.

I'll try to remember to report back on how it turns out either way!

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Old 07-18-2010, 11:23 PM   #2
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You've done regular IPAs before, right? May as well try something new!

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Old 07-18-2010, 11:54 PM   #3
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Do a split batch if you have 2 buckets or carboys available and pitch both yeasts.

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Old 07-19-2010, 12:08 AM   #4
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Use the belgian yeast. Belgian IPAs are some of my fav beers.
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:18 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by DrinksWellWithOthers View Post
Do a split batch if you have 2 buckets or carboys available and pitch both yeasts.
I considered this, actually, but decided against it because the logistics would be tough for me.

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Old 07-19-2010, 01:49 AM   #6
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i just cant get into belgians... that yeast just kills me
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:39 PM   #7
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I love it. I cast my vote and its a perfect 50/50 now. 8 to 8
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:17 PM   #8
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Is the yeast in Ommegang the same yeast that they ferment with, or it just added at bottling time?

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Old 07-19-2010, 02:05 PM   #9
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For the love of god, don't brew a "Belgian IPA"

*pukes in mouth*

End this disastrous fad now.
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:24 PM   #10
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Why? I quite like them (and everything else fermented with Belgian yeasts). I see from your sig you're not anti-Belgian, so what's wrong with making a hoppier Belgian style beer?

I do agree that it's gone from 'something novel' to 'all out fad,' but hell, it's better in my eyes than the 'hop the crap out of everything' or 'oak age it' ones.

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