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General Category => Yeast and Fermentation => Topic started by: snowtiger87 on April 15, 2012, 01:47:27 PM

Title: White Labs French Ale Yeast (WLP072)
Post by: snowtiger87 on April 15, 2012, 01:47:27 PM
Does anyone know the brewery origins of this yeast? Apparently Wyeast's Biere de Garde yeast (#3725) is from the Fontome brewery (which is interesting since that is a Belgian Saison brewery).

Also, does anyone have experience with both yeasts? If so, which one would you recommend for a Biere de Garde?

Thanks
Title: Re: White Labs French Ale Yeast (WLP072)
Post by: chumley on April 18, 2012, 08:56:21 PM
My experience has been if you pitch both a smack pack of WY1007 and a tube of WLP072 into a biere de garde, the WLP072 yeasts will surrender to the WY1007 yeasts.

Ba-da BING!
Title: Re: White Labs French Ale Yeast (WLP072)
Post by: majorvices on April 18, 2012, 09:18:23 PM
only on the second pitch. ;)
Title: Re: White Labs French Ale Yeast (WLP072)
Post by: paul on April 19, 2012, 02:48:02 AM
I don't have experience with both, only the WLP072, which I liked. 

Based on the description of WY3725, it sounds like it will have more phenol character than WLP072.  So it may come down to whether you want a little spice to it or not.

I've also used WY1762 in a biere de garde and really liked it, maybe more than the French Ale yeast.
Title: Re: White Labs French Ale Yeast (WLP072)
Post by: brewmichigan on April 19, 2012, 02:07:32 PM
All I know id that French Ale is a monster! A guy in my homebrew club brewed with it last year and he said it was the most vigorous fermentation he's ever seen.