Author Topic: Would it be a carnal sin to combine Trappist and French Saison yeasts?  (Read 1159 times)

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 El Franken Belgieze  pun intended  but what of the resulting beer?

opinions welcome.... :P
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Saisons are a unique blend of france and belgium. Have at it!
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I struggle to imagine what a carnal sin in homebrewing would be!
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I struggle to imagine what a carnal sin in homebrewing would be!

Uh.....trappist monks blending with french farmers....There is a vision for your minds eye.
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I struggle to imagine what a carnal sin in homebrewing would be!

Uh.....trappist monks blending with french farmers....There is a vision for your minds eye.

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I think you meant "cardinal sin" (serious lack of judgment) rather than "carnal sin" (getting busy with your neighbor's wife).   ;)

Belgians are creative but watch out for flavor clashes.  Depends on what kind of strains you use.  I would probably try to avoid the combination of a saison strain that produces any sourness with a Trappist strain that produces a lot of phenols.  Sour + phenol makes me think 'infected' rather than 'brilliant idea'.  But if you use ones that each give fruity complexity, then it might be pretty interesting.
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I gotta start reading posts better... first off I missed the "carnal" "cardinal" thing - then I thought you meant mixing belegian and french saison strains. that said, I have found WLP565 can throw some clove like phenols so if you think you don't want that in your saison you might not use that strain.
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Actually I was thinking WY 1762 + WY 3711....maybe

Yeah you are right Gordon, I was being so so silly  ;D
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I think you meant "cardinal sin" (serious lack of judgment) rather than "carnal sin" (getting busy with your neighbor's wife).   ;)

I just figured 1v was asking if it would be a f##king mess of a beer...
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