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Title: Unibroue
Post by: erockrph on September 22, 2018, 03:49:55 PM
I know I'm not the only Unibroue fan around these parts. I noticed that WY3864 is being released as one of the fall PC yeasts, and thought I'd pass it along. I know Farmhouse has it in stock, so check your favorite Wyeast dealers.
Title: Re: Unibroue
Post by: denny on September 22, 2018, 04:02:14 PM
it's only around until 10/1.  It was part of the Belgian Summer release. Oct. 1 the fall strains come out.
Title: Re: Unibroue
Post by: erockrph on September 22, 2018, 07:00:53 PM
it's only around until 10/1.  It was part of the Belgian Summer release. Oct. 1 the fall strains come out.
Thanks! When I saw it in my email I had assumed that it was a new release. Placing that order now...
Title: Re: Unibroue
Post by: denny on September 22, 2018, 07:02:59 PM
it's only around until 10/1.  It was part of the Belgian Summer release. Oct. 1 the fall strains come out.
Thanks! When I saw it in my email I had assumed that it was a new release. Placing that order now...

I just cut the ad for the 4th q PCs, so it was on my mind.  BTW, for lager makers, they're bringing back the Staropramen yeast, which I really like
Title: Re: Unibroue
Post by: coolman26 on September 22, 2018, 11:54:48 PM
Denny,

I know you have been bringing these out. Sending you a big thanks for this. I did resurrect my old yeast and have kept it going. Love that strain and I will get a fresh stock. I remember talking about it with you in the spring. A huge thanks and it is no doubt my favorite B strain.


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Title: Re: Unibroue
Post by: denny on September 23, 2018, 04:00:12 PM
Denny,

I know you have been bringing these out. Sending you a big thanks for this. I did resurrect my old yeast and have kept it going. Love that strain and I will get a fresh stock. I remember talking about it with you in the spring. A huge thanks and it is no doubt my favorite B strain.


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we got to pick the PCs last year, but this year it's all Wyeast.  I want to look into them taking suggestion s from this forum for next year.  No promises.
Title: Re: Unibroue
Post by: narcout on September 24, 2018, 05:23:52 PM
I know I'm not the only Unibroue fan around these parts. I noticed that WY3864 is being released as one of the fall PC yeasts, and thought I'd pass it along. I know Farmhouse has it in stock, so check your favorite Wyeast dealers.

Yeah, I bought two packs last week and pitched some into a Tripel yesterday afternoon.  I'm going to try to get 3 batches per pack, unless I get sick of it before then.
Title: Re: Unibroue
Post by: coolman26 on September 26, 2018, 09:28:39 PM
I know I'm not the only Unibroue fan around these parts. I noticed that WY3864 is being released as one of the fall PC yeasts, and thought I'd pass it along. I know Farmhouse has it in stock, so check your favorite Wyeast dealers.

Yeah, I bought two packs last week and pitched some into a Tripel yesterday afternoon.  I'm going to try to get 3 batches per pack, unless I get sick of it before then.
I can’t get sick of this yeast, especially my Triple. That said I only brew it a few times a year.
Now that I received 2 fresh snacks yesterday, I hope to use it in a few different styles.


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Title: Re: Unibroue
Post by: coolman26 on September 26, 2018, 09:29:40 PM
Denny,

I know you have been bringing these out. Sending you a big thanks for this. I did resurrect my old yeast and have kept it going. Love that strain and I will get a fresh stock. I remember talking about it with you in the spring. A huge thanks and it is no doubt my favorite B strain.


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we got to pick the PCs last year, but this year it's all Wyeast.  I want to look into them taking suggestion s from this forum for next year.  No promises.
I got ya, thanks for putting us out there.


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Title: Re: Unibroue
Post by: dmtaylor on September 26, 2018, 10:03:51 PM
I'll be tasting my tripel with the Unibroue yeast in the next day or two.  Smelled great during ferment.
Title: Re: Unibroue
Post by: brewinhard on September 28, 2018, 04:15:44 PM
I'll be tasting my tripel with the Unibroue yeast in the next day or two.  Smelled great during ferment.

What temp(s) did you run that ferment at?
Title: Re: Unibroue
Post by: dmtaylor on September 28, 2018, 11:20:07 PM
Mine started at 65 F and finished at 73 F.  Not sure yet how it tastes..... give me another day I think....
Title: Re: Unibroue
Post by: narcout on October 01, 2018, 05:44:44 PM
Mine started at 65 F and finished at 73 F.  Not sure yet how it tastes..... give me another day I think....

I started mine at 68° and let it finish at 72°.  This morning, which is 7.5 days after pitching, the Tilt hydrometer was reading 1.007.  There's still a small amount of air lock activity though. 

I'm going to keg it this weekend.
Title: Re: Unibroue
Post by: dmtaylor on October 01, 2018, 06:47:56 PM
Mine started at 65 F and finished at 73 F.  Not sure yet how it tastes..... give me another day I think....

I started mine at 68° and let it finish at 72°.  This morning, which is 7.5 days after pitching, the Tilt hydrometer was reading 1.007.  There's still a small amount of air lock activity though. 

I'm going to keg it this weekend.

Mine went from 1.071 to 1.010 in 5 days in upper 60s average as stated.  It hasn't shown any signs of fermentation in a week.  I just racked it yesterday.  It's very hazy -- probably my own fault/recipe.  I'll be adding gelatin tonight.  Tastes phenomenal -- dry, clove, "Belgian" phenols, and lets the malt come through.

This was a split batch with the Danstar/Lallemand Abbaye in the other half.  The Abbaye by comparison is just bad -- huge apple ester, no phenols, solventy, none of the lovely malt flavor.  Very clear though, no haze.  Same boil, same everything, only difference was the yeast pitched.  I dumped it down the drain, it's gone.  I could drink it, but it wasn't anywhere close to as great as the 3864.  FG was identical, 1.010.  Same fermentation conditions, same everything.  But it was not good at all, not worth keeping or even blending or souring or anything else.  Also I had played with the Abbaye previously, with same results, dumper.  I'll never use that yeast again.

It's been so long since I've had any success with a Belgian.  WLP530 has given me mixed results over the years, sometimes excellent, other times not.  I've also tried 3787 and 3944, which didn't impress me either.  None as great as this 3864, except for one time with WLP530 where it scored 41.  Haven't been able to duplicate that though.  I like to think I'm learning... but I think I'm just lucky, unlucky, lucky, unlucky, ad nauseum.
Title: Re: Unibroue
Post by: narcout on October 01, 2018, 07:09:31 PM

It's very hazy -- probably my own fault/recipe.


I doubt it, that yeast just doesn't clear very well.  Do a Google image search for Fin Du Monde; it's a hazy beer.

This was a split batch with the Danstar/Lallemand Abbaye in the other half.  The Abbaye by comparison is just bad -- huge apple ester, no phenols, solventy, none of the lovely malt flavor.  Very clear though, no haze.  Same boil, same everything, only difference was the yeast pitched.  I dumped it down the drain, it's gone.  I could drink it, but it wasn't anywhere close to as great as the 3864.  FG was identical, 1.010.  Same fermentation conditions, same everything.  But it was not good at all, not worth keeping or even blending or souring or anything else.  Also I had played with the Abbaye previously, with same results, dumper.  I'll never use that yeast again.

It's been so long since I've had any success with a Belgian.  WLP530 has given me mixed results over the years, sometimes excellent, other times not.  I've also tried 3787 and 3944, which didn't impress me either.  None as great as this 3864, except for one time with WLP530 where it scored 41.  Haven't been able to duplicate that though.  I like to think I'm learning... but I think I'm just lucky, unlucky, lucky, unlucky, ad nauseum.

I didn't dump the batch I tried with dry yeast (it was the Safbrew BE-256), but it wasn't great.  I've pretty much stopped using dry yeast entirely.

I love 3787.  It's probably what I use most frequently.  Omega Triple Double is supposed to be the same strain, but I wasn't impressed with it and am going back to the Wyeast version.