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Old 05-22-2012, 12:24 AM   #1
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I am doing a very large batch this weekend (35 gallons planned). I normally use Wyeast #3942 Belgian Style Wheat Ale Yeast for this recipe. I am obviously doing extract and ordering everything online. The website I am using is out of Wyeast #3942. Has anyone used a dry wheat ale yeast and had good results that is similar to #3942?



 
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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not a dry yeast, but I like Wyeast 1010, agressive crisp, American Wheat Style (though a little sulphur-ish smelling during primary ferm)



 
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:48 AM   #3
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I've used safbrew wb-06 for a few wheats, including a dunkelweizen, with success. I'm not sure you'll get as many esters as the Belgian but can't say for sure since I try to keep them minimal to fit the tastes of my crowd of beer drinkers. Overall we were happy with it though for half the cost of a liquid.

 
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:52 AM   #4
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1010 worked out really for us, but you probably wont get the esters that you're looking for with the Belgian strain
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:52 AM   #5
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Looking at the descriptions, you may even want to take a look at safbrews s-33...says it can be used for Belgian style wheats. I don't have any experience with it though.

 
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:27 PM   #6
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I love S-33 and the guy who first recommended it was using it for wheats. It's fruity, but not "dark" fruity like cherry, plum, etc. I get more apricot, pear, etc from it.


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