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Old 02-08-2012, 08:16 PM   #1
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I am pretty pumped to have a yeast strain that was collected about 20 minutes from my house by DFH. But I'm not sure what to brew with it.

Here is an article and video about the beer:
http://blogs.delawareonline.com/pulp.../dogfishs-dna/

From DFH's website:
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Fifer Orchards: Armed with petri dishes, technicians from Dogfish's quality control lab worked with fourth-generation farmer Bobby Fifer to capture wild yeast to ferment DNA.

University of Delaware: Professor Thomas Evans and plant diagnostician Nancy Gregory helped Dogfish Head sequence the DNA of the yeasts, allowing us to choose the best strain to ferment and flavor the beer.
Here is an article from UD that goes a little more in depth.
http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2012/nov/...st-110711.html

I can't find any information on the characteristics of this yeast, and I have not been down to the brewpub to try it yet. Im thinking some type of wheat/belgian style beer might work. Any suggestions?


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Old 02-08-2012, 08:18 PM   #2
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That's pretty awesome. Subbed because I hope you keep us updated.



 
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:43 PM   #3
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Very intriguing. Would love to hear how it turns out.

 
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Subbed myself... Interesting, very, very interesting...
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:53 AM   #5
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I got some of that from a home brewers tour in December. Katrinka said that the yeast works best in wort with an og no higher than 1.065, and suggested brewing a smash, pale ale, or a 60 min clone. I brewed a low gravity ipa (1.055) with Columbus first wort, and simcoe and amarillo late additions. I fermented cool at 60F. The yeast is a mad beast and chewed threw my 2L starter in 24 hours and threw the beer in 4 days. I got crazy bubble gum, citrus, and little banana smell when it was fermenting. It has been cold crashing in my garage for a week now. I'm gonna dry hop for 5 days then keg and will post back some tasting notes. Btw this yeast is highly flocculent .
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:31 PM   #6
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I got some of that from a home brewers tour in December. Katrinka said that the yeast works best in wort with an og no higher than 1.065, and suggested brewing a smash, pale ale, or a 60 min clone. I brewed a low gravity ipa (1.055) with Columbus first wort, and simcoe and amarillo late additions. I fermented cool at 60F. The yeast is a mad beast and chewed threw my 2L starter in 24 hours and threw the beer in 4 days. I got crazy bubble gum, citrus, and little banana smell when it was fermenting. It has been cold crashing in my garage for a week now. I'm gonna dry hop for 5 days then keg and will post back some tasting notes. Btw this yeast is highly flocculent .
Awesome! I wanted to go to that home brewers tour but had something come up . Thanks for the info, this is exactly what I was looking for. I will start messing around with beersmith and come up with a simple recipe.
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:40 PM   #7
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It was awesome. Where did you get the yeast from? I heard it was for sale at some local home brew shops.
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:48 PM   #8
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It was awesome. Where did you get the yeast from? I heard it was for sale at some local home brew shops.
Yeah, a friend picked it up for me down at Delmarva Brewing Craft.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:18 PM   #9
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Just an update: Finally decided on a recipe. I will be brewing Biermuncher's "Blue Balls" Blue moon clone. I wanted to use this yeast in a beer with a relatively low OG. Since It's starting to get warm I figured a "wit" style beer would be nice. It's also fitting because the yeast was collected at an orchard, so a beer with a little fruit seems appropriate.

I made a starter last night and plan on brewing Friday. I'll update again with results.
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If the yeast is vile, why would you want it?

I'd rather have a vial of something less offensive.



 
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