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Title: yeast recommendation for a doppelbock
Post by: ravenwater on August 24, 2020, 03:32:15 PM
My club's going to be brewing up a big batch of doppelbock and I'm working on recipe development. I'd like to know if folks have specific recommendations for a yeast YOU'VE PERSONALLY USED IN THIS STYLE AND LIKED - - where you were pleased with what you believe the yeast contributed or how the yeast behaved in your doppelbock. Things I already know are that we want a lager yeast, leaning towards one that is malt emphasizing, and likely not super attenuative.
Title: Re: yeast recommendation for a doppelbock
Post by: denny on August 24, 2020, 03:33:12 PM
S189.  Easy to use, made great beer
Title: Re: yeast recommendation for a doppelbock
Post by: dannyjed on August 24, 2020, 03:35:29 PM
I like Wyeast 2308 in a Dopplebock.


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Title: Re: yeast recommendation for a doppelbock
Post by: erockrph on August 24, 2020, 05:24:33 PM
Wyeast 2633 (Oktoberfest blend) is my preferred yeast for doppelbock, and other malt-forward lagers. I have also used 34/70 with good results as well.
Title: Re: yeast recommendation for a doppelbock
Post by: Steve Ruch on August 24, 2020, 05:49:51 PM
S189.  Easy to use, made great beer
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What he said.
Title: Re: yeast recommendation for a doppelbock
Post by: dmtaylor on August 24, 2020, 05:54:13 PM
2206 all day long.

And S-189 is pretty friggin fantastic too.
Title: Re: yeast recommendation for a doppelbock
Post by: denny on August 24, 2020, 06:17:46 PM
2206 all day long.

And S-189 is pretty friggin fantastic too.

Yeah...been so long since I used 2206 I forgot about it.  Great yeast.
Title: Re: yeast recommendation for a doppelbock
Post by: Saccharomyces on August 24, 2020, 10:00:08 PM
Wyeast 2206 is W-206, which is a Weihenstephan culture.
Title: Re: yeast recommendation for a doppelbock
Post by: ynotbrusum on August 24, 2020, 10:02:12 PM
Those are my two, also - S-189 (a Swiss yeast supposedly from Hurliman, the brewery of Samiclaus) and 2206 - just about any lager style works on that (but for a third one, Omega has a similarly good one - OYL-114 - Bayern Lager that has similar good results for me).
Title: Re: yeast recommendation for a doppelbock
Post by: ravenwater on August 24, 2020, 10:03:40 PM
Thanks much to all of you who've offered input - this will be helpful as I sort out a recipe.
Title: Re: yeast recommendation for a doppelbock
Post by: Saccharomyces on August 24, 2020, 11:11:32 PM
Another strain that may work if you are looking for big malt flavors is Wyeast 2308.  That is a malty flavor-producing culture.
Title: Re: yeast recommendation for a doppelbock
Post by: jverduin on August 25, 2020, 04:18:10 AM
My favorite is WLP 833 Bock Lager strain. The yeast seems to accentuate a maltiness without making the body seem bigger than it need be. You could have a second pint. 


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