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Fermentis BE-134
« on: April 12, 2017, 06:22:54 PM »
Curious to see others feedback as this starts to get used

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Re: Fermentis BE-134
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2017, 07:01:00 PM »
You've peaked my interest!!  I cannot seem to find it available from any supply shops yet.  Have you seen it available anywhere yet?

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Re: Fermentis BE-134
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2017, 07:49:00 PM »
You've peaked my interest!!  I cannot seem to find it available from any supply shops yet.  Have you seen it available anywhere yet?

I think they just announced it so my guess is that it may take a bit to get to suppliers.
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Re: Fermentis BE-134
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2017, 08:41:46 PM »
Yep, that sure looks like a saison yeast.  Ferment up to 82.4*F, woot.  I wonder what strain it's close to?
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Re: Fermentis BE-134
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2017, 02:52:57 PM »
This product might only be sold in 500 g packages at this time.  If popular, it might then be sold in 11 g packages.

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Re: Fermentis BE-134
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2017, 02:59:16 PM »
This product might only be sold in 500 g packages at this time.  If popular, it might then be sold in 11 g packages.

Sounds like 11.5 g sachets it is...

Thanks for the info. Will this be available in 11g sachets as well?
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Re: Fermentis BE-134
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2017, 03:30:06 PM »
Very curious to see how it will compare to Belle Saison which I enjoyed the one time I used it.
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Re: Fermentis BE-134
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2017, 03:34:57 PM »
I hope its not belle saison in a different package. Not talking down on that yeast, but It'd be great if it was a different yeast for varieties sake. The specs seem different.

we seem to be entering a golden age of saison yeast. Every few weeks another comes out.

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Re: Fermentis BE-134
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2017, 04:58:07 PM »
I hope its not belle saison in a different package. Not talking down on that yeast, but It'd be great if it was a different yeast for varieties sake. The specs seem different.

we seem to be entering a golden age of saison yeast. Every few weeks another comes out.

Good point about hoping that it is different.

Now only if there was a dry kolsch yeast out there...
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Re: Fermentis BE-134
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2017, 05:42:45 PM »
I hope its not belle saison in a different package. Not talking down on that yeast, but It'd be great if it was a different yeast for varieties sake. The specs seem different.

we seem to be entering a golden age of saison yeast. Every few weeks another comes out.

Good point about hoping that it is different.

Now only if there was a dry kolsch yeast out there...

one can dream. Same for a nice Scottish strain.

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Re: Fermentis BE-134
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2017, 03:49:53 PM »
I hope its not belle saison in a different package. Not talking down on that yeast, but It'd be great if it was a different yeast for varieties sake. The specs seem different.

we seem to be entering a golden age of saison yeast. Every few weeks another comes out.
If I had to guess, I'd bet on Dupont. But at the very least it should be different than Belle Saison, since the description does say that it's a Belgian yeast. Belle=French=3711, in my opinion.
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Re: Fermentis BE-134
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2017, 03:55:19 PM »
I hope its not belle saison in a different package. Not talking down on that yeast, but It'd be great if it was a different yeast for varieties sake. The specs seem different.

we seem to be entering a golden age of saison yeast. Every few weeks another comes out.
If I had to guess, I'd bet on Dupont. But at the very least it should be different than Belle Saison, since the description does say that it's a Belgian yeast. Belle=French=3711, in my opinion.



If it really is Dupont, I'd be curious to see how it ferments compared to 3724, which we know is great and finicky. A less stall prone version would interest me if the flavor profile were comparable.
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Re: Fermentis BE-134
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2017, 04:03:12 PM »
I hope its not belle saison in a different package. Not talking down on that yeast, but It'd be great if it was a different yeast for varieties sake. The specs seem different.

we seem to be entering a golden age of saison yeast. Every few weeks another comes out.
If I had to guess, I'd bet on Dupont. But at the very least it should be different than Belle Saison, since the description does say that it's a Belgian yeast. Belle=French=3711, in my opinion.



If it really is Dupont, I'd be curious to see how it ferments compared to 3724, which we know is great and finicky. A less stall prone version would interest me if the flavor profile were comparable.
Even if it hits the same stall, you could copitch Belle just like you could copitch 3711+3724
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Re: Fermentis BE-134
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2017, 04:11:27 PM »
I hope its not belle saison in a different package. Not talking down on that yeast, but It'd be great if it was a different yeast for varieties sake. The specs seem different.

we seem to be entering a golden age of saison yeast. Every few weeks another comes out.
If I had to guess, I'd bet on Dupont. But at the very least it should be different than Belle Saison, since the description does say that it's a Belgian yeast. Belle=French=3711, in my opinion.



If it really is Dupont, I'd be curious to see how it ferments compared to 3724, which we know is great and finicky. A less stall prone version would interest me if the flavor profile were comparable.
Even if it hits the same stall, you could copitch Belle just like you could copitch 3711+3724


Oh yeah, I pitch both normally when I want some Dupont character. It'd just be cool to have a version that was easier to use on its own.  565 is a little better in that regard IMO. I didn't have the luck Drew does open fermenting it - still stalled on me. Regardless, I'm really happy with Imperial Rustic (aka 3726) right now - has more character than 3711 IMO but easy to use.
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Re: Fermentis BE-134
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2017, 02:11:46 AM »
I have a sample from HomebrewCon.  Brewing a saison with it tomorrow.  FWIW, I get pretty good results from Belle Saison, too.  I am brewing it side-by-side with this yeast for this batch, 10 gallons split into 2 fermenters.  I will respond to this thread with info about how the 2 yeasts performed.