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fruity yeast

PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 1:32 pm
by aleguy
Does anyone know of a yeast with a nice citrus finish and good attenuation? I wanted French saissons but didn't get a culture before it was pulled :x
I e-mailed the Yeastmeister to see if he had any ideas about how I might track some down, but . . . Anyway now I'm looking for a good substitution. I'd like to stay away from Banana, pineapple and mango type flavors. I just want a nice citrus. Any ideas?

PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 9:08 pm
by triple-oh_six
Fruity yeast is easy to spot, just look for the rainbow flag.

PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 9:09 pm
by triple-oh_six
semaj0006 wrote:Fruity yeast is easy to spot, just look for the rainbow flag.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 8:49 am
by Imakewort
here is my list for Belgian yeast, I do not know of any yeast that will give a citrus flavor that would come from the hops try dry hopping Cascade hops.
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 12:12 pm
by aleguy
The french saissons is supposed to have a citrus finish which is why I want it so bad. I can't get it fromWyeast anymore, but I was hoping the Yeastmeister might know how I could track down a culture. I tried the online list for the Foam Rangers website, but they seem to have fewer strains the The 'meister.

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 2:28 pm
by Imakewort
here is a link to see if you can find a beer that you can propagate the yeast from good luck
http://www.nada.kth.se/~alun/Beer/Bottle-Yeasts/#SeYeasts

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 5:35 pm
by yeastmeister
Looking....I emailed a few people, but haven't heard back yet. I don't have many wyeast cultures, I've been collecting whitelabs for a while because I liked the fact that I could seal them back up. That was before I started culturing my own however....

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 10:41 am
by Mob_Barley
How about using a clean neutral yeast and adding some lemongrass to the primary or secondary. Just a thought.

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 11:04 am
by aleguy
I've been leaning in that direction, though I think lemon verbena would give a truer lemon flavor. I'm trying to come up with some other citrus flavors as well. getting a good blend of citrus looks like it may take awhile to finalize. I'm also a little concerned about strange colors. The beer may end up with a decidedly green tinge.

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 3:11 pm
by GuitarLord5000
How 'bout trying a little bit of orange or lemon zest ? As long as you dont overdo it, it should give a nice citrus flavor.

Cheers
Dave

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 3:41 pm
by aleguy
already on my list.