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Re: have you had a chemay?
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2011, 10:38:49 AM »
I like Wyeast 3787 for both those styles.  I also like Wyeast 1762 for the dark strongs.  Those are WLP530 and WLP550, respectively.
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Re: have you had a chemay?
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2011, 10:43:39 AM »
My 2 favorite Belgian strains.
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Re: have you had a chemay?
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2011, 10:50:11 AM »
You keep this up and people will be telling us to get a room...
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Re: have you had a chemay?
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2011, 10:55:30 AM »
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Hey, when you're right, you're right!  ;)
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Re: have you had a chemay?
« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2011, 11:15:52 AM »
I like Wyeast 3787 for both those styles.  I also like Wyeast 1762 for the dark strongs.  Those are WLP530 and WLP550, respectively.

1762 is WLP 540, actually.  It's unfortunately a Platinum strain.
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Re: have you had a chemay?
« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2011, 11:32:20 AM »
What's your source of information?  Mine came from Chris White.
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Re: have you had a chemay?
« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2011, 11:53:50 AM »
What's your source of information?  Mine came from Chris White.

My guess is Kristen England's page on Mr. Malty.

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Re: have you had a chemay?
« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2011, 12:24:27 PM »
I like Wyeast 3787 for both those styles.  I also like Wyeast 1762 for the dark strongs.  Those are WLP530 and WLP550, respectively.

Going over old notes while brewing last night, I noticed that I used 3522 (Belgian Ardennes) in a batch a couple years ago.  The batch turned out memorable, though I have no notes as to flavor.  Just fond memories and empty bottles...

I've not used the yeast since but I just might try it again in the near future.
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Re: have you had a chemay?
« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2011, 12:25:00 PM »
FWIW, BLAM has 550=Achouffe and 540=Rocehfort. I have never used the WL versions of any of these.

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Re: have you had a chemay?
« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2011, 12:41:29 PM »
Hmm, I'll have to ask Stan where he got that info.  My info is old, from around 2003, when I was doing a presentation at the Chicago NHC on Belgian Dark Strong Ales and asked Chris to check the data.

Wyeast 3522 is Achouffe; I got that from Wyeast when they first introduced it in 2000 (I think).  Whatever year the AHA conference was in Michigan; I asked the Wyeast rep then.

I tend to use the Wyeast versions as well.  I did a series of side by side tests and found I liked them better.  Unfortunately, I didn't try them across multiple fermentation temperatures.  This was about 10 years ago, so I don't know how much the strains have changed.

Basically, I found different Belgian yeasts that did what I wanted then stuck with them.  About the only change I've made over the years is adding the WLP510 (Orval) yeast to my list of favorites.
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Re: have you had a chemay?
« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2011, 12:45:27 PM »
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If you guys start making out I'm outa here.  ;D

I like Wyeast 3787 for both those styles.  I also like Wyeast 1762 for the dark strongs.  Those are WLP530 and WLP550, respectively.

I was initially thinking a 530/540 blend.  At some point, I'd like to do a blend with 510 as well.  cheers

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Re: have you had a chemay?
« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2011, 02:12:55 PM »
I like Wyeast 3787 for both those styles.  I also like Wyeast 1762 for the dark strongs.  Those are WLP530 and WLP550, respectively.

Going over old notes while brewing last night, I noticed that I used 3522 (Belgian Ardennes) in a batch a couple years ago.  The batch turned out memorable, though I have no notes as to flavor.  Just fond memories and empty bottles...

I've not used the yeast since but I just might try it again in the near future.

That yeast also makes a killer Belg/Am. IPA.
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Re: have you had a chemay?
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2011, 02:25:14 PM »
I like Wyeast 3787 for both those styles.  I also like Wyeast 1762 for the dark strongs.  Those are WLP530 and WLP550, respectively.

Going over old notes while brewing last night, I noticed that I used 3522 (Belgian Ardennes) in a batch a couple years ago.  The batch turned out memorable, though I have no notes as to flavor.  Just fond memories and empty bottles...

I've not used the yeast since but I just might try it again in the near future.

That yeast also makes a killer Belg/Am. IPA.
Denny, which one 3522, 3787, or 1762?
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Re: have you had a chemay?
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2011, 02:26:55 PM »
The 3522.  Its tartness and phenolics really complement Am. hops.  I've got one in the fermenter right now that used Chinook, Centennial, Cascade, Amarillo, and Falconer's Flight.
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Re: have you had a chemay?
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2011, 02:32:32 PM »
The 3522.  Its tartness and phenolics really complement Am. hops.  I've got one in the fermenter right now that used Chinook, Centennial, Cascade, Amarillo, and Falconer's Flight.
My current Belgian IPA used 1388 (Belgian Strong).  I like it - not overpowering phenolics, mostly spicey, peppery flavors.  I used Palisades in it, but I think too much hop flavor overwhelmed it at first.  It's much better now that it has some age.
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