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Yeast and Fermentation / blending yeasts
« on: April 13, 2018, 02:51:21 AM »
Any of you ever blend yeast strains? I'm about to embark on my first experience doing this, albeit by complete accident.

Was making a yeast starter in prep for a Saturday brew day this weekend. And to make a long story short I accidentally grabbed jars of different yeasts and threw them into the starter wort before I noticed (yes, I know I could simply throw the starter out and start all over, but where's the fun in that?).

I store my yeast in small jars and grabbed three to throw in the starter. Thought I was grabbing three WLP001s, but, because I can't be bothered to read my own labels, ended up with one WLP001 and two WLP300s.

Anyway, the plan was to brew up a simple amber ale this weekend, but I do have stuff to make a blonde ale. So my questions....
1) Which beer should I brew with this yeast combo?
2) Do you think one yeast will dominate the other in the finished product?
3) I hadn't really thought too much about blending yeasts before.....Any recommendations on other combos?

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Yeast and Fermentation / style for comparing yeasts
« on: March 15, 2018, 04:13:16 PM »
Simple question here that I'm sure will not yield simple answers......

What style of beer would be best if you wanted to compare ale yeasts?

My plan would be to brew multiple 5-gallon batches keeping everything else as constant as possible and just changing out yeasts. I'm sure many have done this and just want some opinions on which style would best suit this kind of experiment.

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