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Wyeast 3864 - Canadian/Belgian Ale
« on: June 15, 2012, 05:43:57 PM »
Is it just me or is this the greatest yeast strain of all time?  I hope they release it again soon; it's been forever...

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Re: Wyeast 3864 - Canadian/Belgian Ale
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2012, 05:48:35 PM »
Unibroue!!!!  One of my favorite breweries!  They haven't made a beer I don't like...  I am anxiously awaiting the release of this yeast also...  If I remember correctly, it is due for an October release...
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Re: Wyeast 3864 - Canadian/Belgian Ale
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012, 10:14:25 PM »
I bought a pack of this yeast a while ago and it's sitting in the bottom of my fridge awating some starter wort and a recipe.  What would you make with this?

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Re: Wyeast 3864 - Canadian/Belgian Ale
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2012, 07:30:14 AM »
To date, one of my favorite beers was the Belgian IPA I made with 3864.

Fermentables
US 2-Row Malt 13lb 8oz (96.4 %) In Mash/Steeped
UK Medium Crystal (120EBC) 8.00 oz (3.6 %) In Mash/Steeped

Hops
US Simcoe (10.5 % alpha) 14 g Loose Pellet Hops used 60 Min From End
US Amarillo (10.7 % alpha) 70 g Loose Whole Hops used 15 Min From End
US Amarillo (10.7 % alpha) 70 g Loose Whole Hops used 5 Min From End
US Amarillo (10.7 % alpha) 70 g Loose Whole Hops used At turn off
US Amarillo (10.7 % alpha) 50 g Loose Whole Hops used Dry-Hopped

Yeast: Wyeast 3864-Canadian/Belgian Style

Mash at 149 degF for 60 mins
OG: 1.063
FG: 1.012


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Re: Wyeast 3864 - Canadian/Belgian Ale
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2012, 07:40:32 AM »
I got an email from Wyeast stating an Oct release.

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Re: Wyeast 3864 - Canadian/Belgian Ale
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2012, 10:58:02 AM »
What would you make with this?

Anything that you want plum and cinnamon flavors with.
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Re: Wyeast 3864 - Canadian/Belgian Ale
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2012, 04:17:04 PM »
To date, one of my favorite beers was the Belgian IPA I made with 3864.


I may have to try that. I have made Belg IPAs in the past with 3522 and maybe it's time to switch it up.


Anything that you want plum and cinnamon flavors with.

I may have to give that a think....something to make with the IPA yeast cake. Dubbel? Saison?
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Re: Wyeast 3864 - Canadian/Belgian Ale
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2012, 06:09:17 PM »
I have yet to brew with this strain, but I love me some Unibroue something fierce. I've been toying with a Belgian Barleywine recipe that I'd love to make with this yeast. I don't know if I can wait till October, though. I may have to brew my first batch soon with WLP540 and then brew it again in the fall when I can get the 3864.
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Re: Wyeast 3864 - Canadian/Belgian Ale
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2012, 04:46:48 PM »
Made a very nice Belgian Pale with this yeast last year...
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Re: Wyeast 3864 - Canadian/Belgian Ale
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2012, 12:43:48 PM »
Just an FYI, I ordered this from my LHBS.  It seems to be available now if anyone is looking for it.

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Re: Wyeast 3864 - Canadian/Belgian Ale
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2012, 02:03:02 PM »
I should get some.  I cultured some up and it made a tasty tripel.

I could do a side-by-side comparison, which would be nice.  10 gallons of tripel.
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Re: Wyeast 3864 - Canadian/Belgian Ale
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2012, 03:13:37 PM »
To me, every Unibroue tastes the same, and its because of this yeast.  If you like it, then go for it.  Personally I'm giving this one a wide berth.

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Re: Wyeast 3864 - Canadian/Belgian Ale
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2012, 03:35:02 PM »
I do tend to pick up more diacetyl than I like in a few of Unibroue's beers. Does the Wyeast strain throw a lot of diacetyl?
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Re: Wyeast 3864 - Canadian/Belgian Ale
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2012, 03:42:22 PM »
I haven't noted any diacetyl in anything I've brewed with either 3864 or cultured Unibroue dregs.

I don't think the Unibroue that's distributed in the States is refrigerated. That could certainly be a factor.
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Re: Wyeast 3864 - Canadian/Belgian Ale
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2012, 05:59:58 AM »
I've never noticed diacetyl either.  I only have Unibroue beers when I'm in Quebec and I suspect that they are a lot fresher than they'd be in the US.

I'm gonna try to do a blanche de chambly clone attempt (or blonde de chambly cause I think the wit actually uses a different yeast) and then make a run at a Grande Reserve 17 clone (no recipe but it'll be a Belgian Dark Strong as a start).