I am preparing to brew a Belgian Quad (partial mash--hope to hit 1.080+) and my original plan was to use 3787 Trappist High Gravity. I also have a pack of 3739 Flanders Golden (special release). After reading some great things about this yeast I am considering blending the two.
I am interested in anyone's opinion as to:
1) Should you blend yeast varieties?
2) If you do, what is the proper technique? (i.e. Should you pitch both at the same time or let one do its magic, add some nutrient or Belgian candy sugar and pitch the other?)?
Also, if I am missing something in my questions please share any other thoughts you might have!
Thanks so much--I've only been at it for about 3 1/2 months and have a couple successful Belgians under my belt (a ginger saison and a BGSA which is just working away in a secondary now for the last month plus after 3 weeks in primary--gone from 1.080 to 1.012 using one smack pack of 1388)). Love these styles and am eager to learn more!