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Title: Yeast Strain Identification -- Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett...?
Post by: a witty man on June 02, 2013, 10:46:27 PM
Over the last year or so I've fallen hard for 100% Brettanomyces ferments, and have done a bunch of brewing with WLP 644 Brett B Trois. I do realize that this is trending, and I turn here with the hope that there is a vast support network to answer all my questions!

I've also been doing a bit of culturing from bottles. One of my latest has been Evil Twin's Femme Fatale Brett (100% Brett IPA). In scouring the internet (10+ minutes on the google), I have not been able to determine what strain this is. I'm guessing its the Brett Trois (Drie) strain -- the same as WLP644? Does anyone know for certain?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Yeast Strain Identification -- Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett...?
Post by: morticaixavier on June 03, 2013, 02:19:30 AM
hve you emailed Evil Twin about it? I am amazed at the amount of help some brewers offer to homebrewers.
Title: Re: Yeast Strain Identification -- Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett...?
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on June 03, 2013, 11:43:40 AM
Blog = bookmarked. Great stuff, man!

Save some of the Evil Twin culture just in case you find it to be a proprietary strain. Maybe we can do some brett swappin'?
Title: Yeast Strain Identification -- Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett...?
Post by: a witty man on June 03, 2013, 10:13:28 PM
hve you emailed Evil Twin about it? I am amazed at the amount of help some brewers offer to homebrewers.

Huh. Why didn't I think of that?! I'll report back if I hear anything!
Title: Re: Yeast Strain Identification -- Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett...?
Post by: a witty man on June 10, 2013, 02:48:01 PM
I got an email back from Jeppe at Evil Twin yesterday. He said that all the variants of Femme Fatale are brewed with 100% Brett C., so it is a different yeast than the WLP644. I don't know if its a proprietary strain of Brett C., but I'm definitely going to play around with it a bit, and try a 100% ferment with it soon.

I have a healthy starter going right now, and I'd be happy to swap some -- let me know what you were thinking, Kyle!