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Has anyone used WLP720 Sweet Mead instead of Wyeast 3463 Forbidden Fruit?

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HectorJ

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Where I am, Wyeast 3463 is no longer available for purchase (the importer has stopped carrying it) which is a real pain as I use it in one of my "house" beers.

I have read online that White Labs WLP720 Sweet Mead may be a substitute, but has anyone already tried it? I ask as the local homebrew suppliers can only order a full box for me, which is rather expensive.

Thanks!
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jdauria

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Have not tried sweet mead...but recent issue of BYO has recipe for several beers from Allagash in Maine and they recommend Wyeast 3463 as a yeast, with their other options being White Labs 400 Belgian Wit, Imperial B44 Whiteout, or SafAle K-97...so I assume these yeasts are similar?
 
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