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Old 06-25-2008, 11:01 PM   #1
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Mar 2008
Madison, WI
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Anyone ever pitch two strands of yeast for a single brew? Just wondering what the potential is, what negative effects it could have. I'd imagine I would have heard something about it if it was a popular method, but who know! Thanks.

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Old 06-25-2008, 11:03 PM   #2
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I think it is a waste of money. There are beers that call for bacteria and yeast. Two yeasts would compete with one another and who knows what flavors you might impart. You could do it and I am sure get a great beer but IMH your wasting money.

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Old 06-25-2008, 11:31 PM   #3
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Lapeer, Michigan
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I did only because I froze one back accident. I pitched WLP001 and WLP051 both are similar to each other and it turn out very good. Whitelabs has the WLP060 which has 3 different yeasts in it.
Next:Smoked Pilsner.
Primary:Belgian Red, American Stout w/Roeselare
On Tap:Pale Ale, English Bitter
Aging: Imperial Oatmeal Stout on Vanilla beans.

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Old 06-26-2008, 02:32 AM   #4
Apr 2008
Muncie, IN, Indiana
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Why not brew two identical beers and then let them ferment separately. You can bottle or keg some of each and also mix some to see if you like it.
Primary 1: Oatmeal Coffee Stout
Secondary: American Mild IPA
Keg 1: English Bitter

Next up: Double IPA for friend, Kolsch, Graff, American Wheat, Dunkleweizen.

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