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Re: Trappist Yeasts
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2017, 10:55:49 pm »
It's an acquired taste. Some hate, some like, some love.

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Re: Trappist Yeasts
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2017, 06:54:52 am »
is OP asking about a specific strain, or Trappist beers?  Because it doesn't seem to have sunk in that there is more than a single flavor profile, at least from the repeated references to "it"

FWIW "Brew Like A Monk" might still be my favorite brewing book.  Stan is one of those people where no matter how much I think I know, when he starts talking I shut up and listen.

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Re: Trappist Yeasts
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2017, 07:32:50 am »
is OP asking about a specific strain, or Trappist beers?  Because it doesn't seem to have sunk in that there is more than a single flavor profile, at least from the repeated references to "it"

FWIW "Brew Like A Monk" might still be my favorite brewing book.  Stan is one of those people where no matter how much I think I know, when he starts talking I shut up and listen.

cheers--
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I thought the thread was about ritual sacrifice, cannibalism and circus acts but i think I misinterpreted.

All jokes aside, I'm not really sure anyone knows anything definitive about what the OP wants to know in any of his threads.
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Re: Trappist Yeasts
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2017, 07:43:31 am »
is OP asking about a specific strain, or Trappist beers?  Because it doesn't seem to have sunk in that there is more than a single flavor profile, at least from the repeated references to "it"

FWIW "Brew Like A Monk" might still be my favorite brewing book.  Stan is one of those people where no matter how much I think I know, when he starts talking I shut up and listen.

cheers--
--Michael

Yes I know that there is more than one strain, I am just calling it "it" as a general category. But I mentioned the regular yeast and the 12% ABV yeast in the original post, so that is at least 2 strains, if there are more I would like to know about them.

And I will check out that book when I can.

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Re: Trappist Yeasts
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2017, 07:49:55 am »
is OP asking about a specific strain, or Trappist beers?  Because it doesn't seem to have sunk in that there is more than a single flavor profile, at least from the repeated references to "it"

FWIW "Brew Like A Monk" might still be my favorite brewing book.  Stan is one of those people where no matter how much I think I know, when he starts talking I shut up and listen.

cheers--
--Michael

Yes I know that there is more than one strain, I am just calling it "it" as a general category. But I mentioned the regular yeast and the 12% ABV yeast in the original post, so that is at least 2 strains, if there are more I would like to know about them.

And I will check out that book when I can.

There are 4 commercially available single Trappist strains:

Wyeast 3787/WLP530 (Westmalle)
Wyeast 1214\WLP500 (Chimay)
Wyeast 1762/WLP540 (Rochefort)
WLP510 (Orval)

There are 6 Belgian Trappist Breweries. It's important to note that Achel and Westvleteren both use the Westmalle yeast, which means there are 4 distinct Trappist yeast strains.

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Re: Trappist Yeasts
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2017, 08:05:13 am »
Didn't one of the yeast labs sell the Spencer strain as well?

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Re: Trappist Yeasts
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2017, 08:07:31 am »
Didn't one of the yeast labs sell the Spencer strain as well?

I'm not sure. I still have not had any of the Spencer stuff. Very upset about that, I hear it's delicious.

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Re: Trappist Yeasts
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2017, 08:19:35 am »
is OP asking about a specific strain, or Trappist beers?  Because it doesn't seem to have sunk in that there is more than a single flavor profile, at least from the repeated references to "it"

FWIW "Brew Like A Monk" might still be my favorite brewing book.  Stan is one of those people where no matter how much I think I know, when he starts talking I shut up and listen.

cheers--
--Michael

Yes I know that there is more than one strain, I am just calling it "it" as a general category. But I mentioned the regular yeast and the 12% ABV yeast in the original post, so that is at least 2 strains, if there are more I would like to know about them.

And I will check out that book when I can.

Wait, we already have one "it" on this forum.  8)
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Re: Trappist Yeasts
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2017, 08:23:48 am »
is OP asking about a specific strain, or Trappist beers?  Because it doesn't seem to have sunk in that there is more than a single flavor profile, at least from the repeated references to "it"

FWIW "Brew Like A Monk" might still be my favorite brewing book.  Stan is one of those people where no matter how much I think I know, when he starts talking I shut up and listen.

cheers--
--Michael

Yes I know that there is more than one strain, I am just calling it "it" as a general category. But I mentioned the regular yeast and the 12% ABV yeast in the original post, so that is at least 2 strains, if there are more I would like to know about them.

And I will check out that book when I can.

Wait, we already have one "it" on this forum.  8)

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Re: Trappist Yeasts
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2017, 10:12:39 am »
is OP asking about a specific strain, or Trappist beers?  Because it doesn't seem to have sunk in that there is more than a single flavor profile, at least from the repeated references to "it"

FWIW "Brew Like A Monk" might still be my favorite brewing book.  Stan is one of those people where no matter how much I think I know, when he starts talking I shut up and listen.

cheers--
--Michael

Yes I know that there is more than one strain, I am just calling it "it" as a general category. But I mentioned the regular yeast and the 12% ABV yeast in the original post, so that is at least 2 strains, if there are more I would like to know about them.

And I will check out that book when I can.

There are 4 commercially available single Trappist strains:

Wyeast 3787/WLP530 (Westmalle)
Wyeast 1214\WLP500 (Chimay)
Wyeast 1762/WLP540 (Rochefort)
WLP510 (Orval)

There are 6 Belgian Trappist Breweries. It's important to note that Achel and Westvleteren both use the Westmalle yeast, which means there are 4 distinct Trappist yeast strains.

Thank you, this is the kind of information I was hoping I could get in here. I just think it is interesting that there is an Order of Monks that brew Alcohol, and if you say the word "Friar" everyone is like "Oh yeah, Monks do drink I guess", and then Communion and they are just like amazed that they never realized that Alcohol is the Christian Entheogen used to connect with God, it is literally supposed to be the Blood of the Savior.

But anyways, thank you. I wanted to get more information about Trappist Breweries and Yeast and everything, and if you think of anything else please share that also.

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Re: Trappist Yeasts
« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2017, 10:13:58 am »
If that is your goal, the songle best thing you can do is read "Brew Like A Monk" by Stan Hieronymus.
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Re: Trappist Yeasts
« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2017, 10:19:29 am »
And just a question, is that 12% ABV Yeast meant for beer? I have been trying to figure it out. I assume it is, since the Trappists are known for Beer and not Wine or anything else, but 12% seems like it might be too high for a drink made from Grain Sugars. But maybe not. I am just wondering if it is meant for Beer.

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Re: Trappist Yeasts
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2017, 10:20:45 am »
is OP asking about a specific strain, or Trappist beers?  Because it doesn't seem to have sunk in that there is more than a single flavor profile, at least from the repeated references to "it"

FWIW "Brew Like A Monk" might still be my favorite brewing book.  Stan is one of those people where no matter how much I think I know, when he starts talking I shut up and listen.

cheers--
--Michael

Yes I know that there is more than one strain, I am just calling it "it" as a general category. But I mentioned the regular yeast and the 12% ABV yeast in the original post, so that is at least 2 strains, if there are more I would like to know about them.

And I will check out that book when I can.

Wait, we already have one "it" on this forum.  8)

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Re: Trappist Yeasts
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2017, 10:22:03 am »
If that is your goal, the songle best thing you can do is read "Brew Like A Monk" by Stan Hieronymus.

Ok, I'll check it out when I can. I might get it whenever I get the containers for brewing the Cider, Wine and Banana stuff. And I'll see if there are any PDFs on this topic online real quick.