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Offline snowtiger87

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White Labs French Ale Yeast (WLP072)
« on: April 15, 2012, 06:47:27 AM »
Does anyone know the brewery origins of this yeast? Apparently Wyeast's Biere de Garde yeast (#3725) is from the Fontome brewery (which is interesting since that is a Belgian Saison brewery).

Also, does anyone have experience with both yeasts? If so, which one would you recommend for a Biere de Garde?

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Re: White Labs French Ale Yeast (WLP072)
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 01:56:21 PM »
My experience has been if you pitch both a smack pack of WY1007 and a tube of WLP072 into a biere de garde, the WLP072 yeasts will surrender to the WY1007 yeasts.

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Re: White Labs French Ale Yeast (WLP072)
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 02:18:23 PM »
only on the second pitch. ;)
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Re: White Labs French Ale Yeast (WLP072)
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 07:48:02 PM »
I don't have experience with both, only the WLP072, which I liked. 

Based on the description of WY3725, it sounds like it will have more phenol character than WLP072.  So it may come down to whether you want a little spice to it or not.

I've also used WY1762 in a biere de garde and really liked it, maybe more than the French Ale yeast.

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Re: White Labs French Ale Yeast (WLP072)
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 07:07:32 AM »
All I know id that French Ale is a monster! A guy in my homebrew club brewed with it last year and he said it was the most vigorous fermentation he's ever seen.
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