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Offline TMacphersonNH

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Belgian Single
« on: April 04, 2017, 06:02:51 PM »
I see that Wyeast recommends the 3787 but I was wondering if anybody had used the 1214. I have the 1214 but not 3787. If it's essential I can drive about 40 miles and pick it up. Thanks so much - Tom

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Re: Belgian Single
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 06:26:17 PM »
I think 1214 is fine.  I have not used it but have tasted it in a father's beer.  It was good.

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Re: Belgian Single
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 07:03:14 PM »
1214 works perfectly fine here, really well. Keep fermentation fairly cool for either though - like 63F for 2 or 3 days, then warm a couple dF/day up to room temp. Go too warm and you'll end up with a banana bomb.
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Re: Belgian Single
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 07:20:27 PM »
Thanks guys. Appreciate the feedback.

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Re: Belgian Single
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2017, 07:41:53 PM »
Have you used 1214?  If you have and you liked it, great.  Otherwise, I'd advise you to stick with 3787.
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Re: Belgian Single
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2017, 02:06:36 PM »
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipe/spencer-brewery-trappist-ale/

I read in another article, zymurgy I believe, that spencer Trappist brewery uses a strain similar to Chimay 1214 in their single. Good beer btw

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Re: Belgian Single
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2017, 04:29:49 PM »
1214 is a great yeast.  Having had a couple of glasses of Chimay Doree at their tavern a few years ago, I can attest it makes a fine single.  :D

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Re: Belgian Single
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2017, 06:27:05 PM »
1214 is a great yeast.  Having had a couple of glasses of Chimay Doree at their tavern a few years ago, I can attest it makes a fine single.  :D
I just made the Candi Syrup recipe for Doreé last week. Hoping it turns out as good as it smelled going into the fermenter and during fermentation.

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Re: Belgian Single
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2017, 01:51:42 AM »
Thanks everyone for your input. It was very helpful. Denny - was there something about 1214 you didn't like? I've used both and I think they both had their own advantages. Thanks.

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Re: Belgian Single
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2017, 05:06:45 PM »
Did you brew this up?
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Re: Belgian Single
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2017, 12:28:09 AM »
Not yet! I'm going to try to find the time this week. I will post results when I get the brewing underway. Thanks for all your help.