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Title: Westvleteren 12
Post by: tuna101 on March 04, 2017, 06:04:11 pm
i recently took a trip to Belgium and was able to acquire a couple un opened bottles of W12. 

I'm very new to home-brew and was wondering if it is possible to capture the yeast strain in my W12 bottles so maybe i could try and reproduce the type of yeast used and perhaps clone the beer.

thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Westvleteren 12
Post by: Stevie on March 04, 2017, 06:38:24 pm
Wyeast 3787 or WLP530 or reported to be the same thing.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=17039.0
Title: Re: Westvleteren 12
Post by: tuna101 on March 04, 2017, 06:43:52 pm
ok thanks!
Title: Re: Westvleteren 12
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 04, 2017, 06:46:34 pm
Wyeast 3787 or WLP530 or reported to be the same thing.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=17039.0




Yep, same strain. I'm envious - damn good beer. I overpaid for a few bottles online once. Great beer, though.
Title: Re: Westvleteren 12
Post by: denny on March 05, 2017, 10:05:02 am
Wyeast 3787 or WLP530 or reported to be the same thing.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=17039.0




Yep, same strain. I'm envious - damn good beer. I overpaid for a few bottles online once. Great beer, though.

And easy to make..pils malt and candi syrup.
Title: Re: Westvleteren 12
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 05, 2017, 10:33:09 am
Wyeast 3787 or WLP530 or reported to be the same thing.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=17039.0




Yep, same strain. I'm envious - damn good beer. I overpaid for a few bottles online once. Great beer, though.

And easy to make..pils malt and candi syrup.



Yeah, for sure. I wanted to try it to see if it remotely justified the hype. It was excellent,, but didn't come close to justifying what I paid. I can't say I liked it any better than Rochefort 10 or St B Abt 12. I love to make it!
Title: Re: Westvleteren 12
Post by: denny on March 05, 2017, 11:25:06 am

Yeah, for sure. I wanted to try it to see if it remotely justified the hype. It was excellent,, but didn't come close to justifying what I paid. I can't say I liked it any better than Rochefort 10 or St B Abt 12. I love to make it!

I agree, Jon.  Excellent beer, but overhyped because it's so hard to get.
Title: Re: Westvleteren 12
Post by: bayareabrewer on March 07, 2017, 10:20:12 am
Wyeast 3787 or WLP530 or reported to be the same thing.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=17039.0




Yep, same strain. I'm envious - damn good beer. I overpaid for a few bottles online once. Great beer, though.

And easy to make..pils malt and candi syrup.

I thought the grain bill was a blend of pils malt and pale malt?
Title: Re: Westvleteren 12
Post by: denny on March 07, 2017, 10:40:49 am
Wyeast 3787 or WLP530 or reported to be the same thing.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=17039.0




Yep, same strain. I'm envious - damn good beer. I overpaid for a few bottles online once. Great beer, though.

And easy to make..pils malt and candi syrup.

I thought the grain bill was a blend of pils malt and pale malt?

Yeah, may be, but it makes an almost unnoticeable difference.