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Offline riccardo.bramati

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Danstar Belle Saison yeast
« on: October 30, 2013, 07:23:34 AM »
Hi, I want to add this type of dry yeast,  but I don't know where find all data needed for store a new ingredient, is strictly necessary to update all fields? Tks

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Re: Danstar Belle Saison yeast
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 11:34:01 AM »
Hers's a link to the Belle Saison data sheet:       file:///home/chronos/user/Downloads/tds-belle-saison-english%20(1).pdf

The data sheet shows attenuation to about 1.008 over 4 days - not my experience. I started fermentation of a 1.047 Patersbier at 60 F for five days, then let it rise to 75 F over 5 days and held there for another two weeks. The result was a good clove note, no detectable banana, good maltiness, and good spiciness. Final gravity was 1.002 and it had dropped from 1.004 3 days previously, so it could have gone lower had I had the patience to wait on it. The beer remains cloudy; I don't have the patience to let it drop clear.

Before I brewed this I thought I didn't like Belgian beers. Turns out I love Patersbier and other lower gravity Belgians.

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Re: Danstar Belle Saison yeast
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 03:33:30 PM »
I recently used it and had a similar experience, except that I didn't get it up past 72F.  I still got nice clove and spiciness.  I didn't get banana either and thought it was because my garage is so cool that I couldn't get the temperature up high enough.

I just cracked the first bottles recently and I loved it.  I have two pint mason jars about 1/3 full of this yeast that I harvested out of the primary.  I'm looking forward to using it again in the near future.
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Re: Danstar Belle Saison yeast
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 07:22:29 PM »
Yea, I assumed it was strictly saison, but a friend made a good Golden Strong with it.   If he'd gotten that a lower FG, it would've been amazing.

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Re: Danstar Belle Saison yeast
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 03:40:17 AM »
Ok. Tks for your replay! I've used only one time. I take care of your experience for next brewday! Cheers. ..