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andymi86

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I'm planning a strong golden ale that I will be brewing sometime next week. Im really looking for a pear / apple ester profile with low phenols and a nice dry finish. I was planning on using WLP570 / Wyeast 1388 (Duvel strain). I was just thinking has anyone used the Dupont strain for this? I've read it's noted for fruity esters, low phenols, and very good attenution. I have a fermentation chamber with heat and cooling so I'm not worried about the higher temp required by the Dupont strain. I haven't used either of these yeasts yet but I would love to hear your thoughts.
 

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Here you go friend :)

White Lab's Belgian Yeast Chart

A Random One

BLAM has a great chart I can't find anywhere but it breaks out each ester & phenolic flavor you'll get and from what temps you can develop them at. I'd check that out if you have access, it's a really great chart.
 

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1388 will give you all the apple and pear that you want. Keep it cool (around 68 F) for the first few days then let it ramp up.
 

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Wlp 570 is a SUPER slow flocculater. Go 3 weeks in primary and at least a month in secondary. It's one of the few strains I feel a secondary is beneficial.
 
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Thanks for the tips! I ended up using Wyeast 1388 and brewed on Thursday. The krausen has fallen as of this morning. I'll plan on leaving it for a while and then transferring to let it clear. :mug:
 
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