Dry/single pitch yeast for saison

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Dry/single pitch yeast for saison

Postby robwalker » Sun Mar 19, 2017 15:50

Any suggestions? Used the MJ one before and didn't rate it. Looking for spicy bubblegum like the Wild Beer Co one. Happy to buy a liquid smack pack if it makes a difference...
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Re: Dry/single pitch yeast for saison

Postby jkp » Tue Mar 21, 2017 16:56

Have you tried Belle Saison?

I've used it twice now. First time wasn't good but the second time was much better (fermentation temperature wasn't quite so high).
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Re: Dry/single pitch yeast for saison

Postby robwalker » Tue Mar 21, 2017 17:26

No, but I've heard good things...
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Re: Dry/single pitch yeast for saison

Postby jaroporter » Tue Mar 21, 2017 19:37

i've made some fantastic beers with belle saison, but it certainly doesn't have that bubblegum/spice flavour you want. it's more tart/funky for me. i'd guess you need something liquid , or maybe a dried belgian/wheat yeast?
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Re: Dry/single pitch yeast for saison

Postby serum » Mon Apr 10, 2017 15:49

Belle Saison is the most popular. Similar to French Saison in that it ferments down quite low but not as fruity as many. It's not bad though and would be good if you wanted to use new world hops, fruit or spices.

If you want bubblegum then I like white labs Saison II. Wyeast 3522 will make a decent fruity and spicy saison too but not quite as bone dry. It's the achouffe yeast strain.
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