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Old 11-02-2010, 11:56 PM   #1
Jun 2010
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I am currently fermenting a batch that I plan on inoculating with Brett B yeast upon completion of primary fermentation. I ordered Wyeast 5112 Brett B yeast from my lhbs and today they called and told me they had gotten it in. However the yeast is 10$ a pack, and they also have WLP650 for 6 dollars. My question to you wild brewers is are there noticeable differences between the two brett b strains? Is the wyeast worth the extra cash, i don't mind spending the extra 4 bucks if that is the consensus. Personal opinons/experiences on either strain would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your input.
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:50 PM   #2
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They seem close enough in my experience. You could also get some free beer with your Brett B by just dumping in the dregs from a bottle of Orval.

The Brett L strains from the two labs are very different on the other hand (Wyeast's in much fruitier, while the White Labs is super funky).
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