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Biere De Garde..................Wyeast 1762?
« on: March 14, 2010, 09:05:42 AM »
Making the beers for my Aunts annual 4th of July party.
One I have chosen is a Biere De Garde, has anyone brewed this with 1762 (or similar)

I see its recommended on Wyeasts website but not mention in Farmhouse Ales at all?
Jeff

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Re: Biere De Garde..................Wyeast 1762?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2010, 10:23:49 AM »
BdG should use a clean yeast.  Keep in mind that it's a French beer, not a Belgian.  I've used WY1728, 1056, and even a lager yeast (forget which) to make BdG.  Using 1762 is gonna be too estery, IMO.  Although, since it's kind of an "invented" style, there's probably some latitude in what you can use.
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Re: Biere De Garde..................Wyeast 1762?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2010, 10:35:17 AM »
I used 1762 for a Westy-ish clone (I know I know wrong yeast but the profiles are pretty similar at given temps)
Added fresh wort to the jug the starter was fermented in so I have a nice little cake of yeast ready to step up and read that Wyeast lists it for a Biere De Garde.

Maybe I'll make 10 gallons and split the yeast with US-05 and see what one I like best.......more beer cant really be anything but win right  :P
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Hefeweizen,Berliner Weisse, Mead

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Re: Biere De Garde..................Wyeast 1762?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2010, 10:58:38 AM »
read that Wyeast lists it for a Biere De Garde.

Yeah, but they also list 1450 for fruit beers!  ;)
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Re: Biere De Garde..................Wyeast 1762?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2010, 11:07:51 AM »
read that Wyeast lists it for a Biere De Garde.

Yeah, but they also list 1450 for fruit beers!  ;)

Isnt that what you use when your looking for a little more mouthfeel in your Peach Wheat?
Jeff

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Re: Biere De Garde..................Wyeast 1762?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2010, 11:47:10 AM »
My favorite ale strain that I've used to date was the WY3725-Bière de Garde, but it took a long while to develop in the bottle. I've also had great results with simply using WY2112-Cali Lager which might be the way to go if you're looking to have it ready in July and NO... you won't find that one on any suggested list. ;) 
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