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Re: Westvleteren Yeast
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2013, 08:08:21 AM »
The 2 liter starter is chugging away.  Going to step it up to a gallon and brew a clone.  Even if it's not perfect, I'm looking forward to my first quad.....

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Re: Westvleteren Yeast
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2013, 08:12:09 AM »
Go for it, Dave!  Good to hear from you, too!
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Re: Westvleteren Yeast
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2013, 04:29:05 PM »
Well, I've brewed almost 150 beers now and I've NEVER seen a fermentation like this before.  Holy Toledo, that yeast is going nuts!  I got some serious blow off and there is now a constant flow of CO2, not just bubbles.  It's truly impressive.

Hopefully it tastes good too, but I'm very happy that my little experiment worked.

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Re: Westvleteren Yeast
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2013, 04:43:23 PM »
I look forward to hearing how it comes out. My last quad was a Rochefort type, using WY1762 (obviously) and it fermented like gangbusters. Alot of sugars to chew on !
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Re: Westvleteren Yeast
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2013, 05:39:26 PM »
That yeast blew the lid off of my bucket. ??? That beer also won a best of show.
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Re: Westvleteren Yeast
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2013, 10:31:14 PM »
where did we get to by this time?
any more info?
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Re: Westvleteren Yeast
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2013, 08:48:52 AM »
where did we get to by this time?
any more info?

I'm going to raise it to 72F today for a week to burn it out.  Just got my dual stage temp controller hooked up and ready to go. Will report back upon bottling.....

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Re: Westvleteren Yeast
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2013, 05:36:45 AM »
Update:  Brought it up to 75F and have steady bubbling again.  Will leave it here through the end of the week and then will bottle.

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Re: Westvleteren Yeast
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2013, 08:38:30 PM »
Update:  I ended up getting busy at work and left it at 75F until today.  Just bottled it.  It needs some time for sure.....

Came in at around 11.5%.

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Re: Westvleteren Yeast
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2013, 05:47:55 PM »
Tried it this week.  It's freaking awesome!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Westvleteren Yeast
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2013, 05:53:12 PM »
Awesome Dave !  It makes such a good quad. The thing I like about it is that, with the esters and phenols being more muted than other Belgian strains, it lets the dark fruit/raisin/rum thing shine through more. And this beer will keep getting better with age !
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Re: Westvleteren Yeast
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2013, 07:31:02 PM »
Awesome Dave !  It makes such a good quad. The thing I like about it is that, with the esters and phenols being more muted than other Belgian strains, it lets the dark fruit/raisin/rum thing shine through more. And this beer will keep getting better with age !

Jon, you are spot on here.  The way it is subdued really let's all that and the chocolate come through.  It's a unique beer that I look forward to enjoying for a while.  May have to make another!  I washed it and it's ready to go again....

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