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Offline HoosierBrew

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Belgian Yeast Blending
« on: June 20, 2013, 05:44:10 PM »
There is an article in the May/June Zymurgy on yeast blending.  I have been blending Belgian strains for years with really good results.  Just wondering if anybody else has a favorite combo/temp combo.  I'm brewing a Belgian Blonde this weekend (~1.068) and I'm leaning toward a WY3787/3522 combo started around 67F , allowed to free rise after  2-3 days.  Any thoughts?  Just looking for a new flavor profile.
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Re: Belgian Yeast Blending
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013, 11:24:42 AM »
Spoilers much? Jerk.  :o

I tried out WLP575, which is a blend. I didn't love it but I'm interested in doing some blending of my own in the future.
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Re: Belgian Yeast Blending
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2013, 12:43:49 PM »
My favorite blend for a Saison is WLP550 and WY3711.
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Re: Belgian Yeast Blending
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2013, 12:55:00 PM »
My favorite blend for a Saison is WLP550 and WY3711.
I've used that combo, and like it really well.  I don't blend yeast for anything but Belgian styles (or every time I make a Belgian for that matter), but I think the Belgian strains seem to blend together well.
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Re: Belgian Yeast Blending
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 06:18:58 PM »
My last saison was a blend of wyeast 3724 and 3711....love it.
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Belgian Yeast Blending
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2013, 07:23:29 PM »
I've blended WLP565, WLP566 and WLP568 for a Saison. A very fruity yet spicy blend. It worked out very well.
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