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Wyeast 1388 Belgian Strong Ale
WY1388

Wyeast 1388 Belgian Strong Ale

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Description

The classic choice for brewing golden strong ales. This alcohol tolerant strain will produce a complex ester profile balanced nicely with subtle phenolics. Malt flavors and aromas will remain even with a well attenuated dry, tart finish. It may continue to produce CO2 for an extended period after packaging or collection.

Origin:
Flocculation: low
Attenuation: 74-78%
Temperature Range: 64-80° F (18-27° C)
Alcohol Tolerance: approximately 12-13% ABV


Styles:
Belgian Blond Ale
Belgian Golden Strong Ale
Belgian Specialty Ale
Belgian Tripel
Bière de Garde
Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer

For best results we always recommend ordering an ice pack with your liquid yeast.
 

Item # WY1388
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.19 LBS
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Need to ferment things.
David K on Sep 12, 2019
Love Duvel, and want to see how this works under pressure in my fermentasaurus.
Chris H on Aug 28, 2019
Need to ferment things.
David K on Sep 12, 2019
To brew Belgian quads and strong dark ales
Cody A on Aug 28, 2019
Love Duvel, and want to see how this works under pressure in my fermentasaurus.
Chris H on Aug 28, 2019
This yeast is required for a BOMM (one month mead) recipe
Robert S on Aug 28, 2019
FOR MEAD
Matthew O on Apr 16, 2019
Planning on my 2nd batch of BOMM :)
eric l on Feb 7, 2019
Provides great fermentation!
Alfonso Carrillo on Jan 21, 2019
recipe
A.M. H on Jan 15, 2019
Always works well
James S on Dec 31, 2018
It was recommended
Paul Korinko on Dec 1, 2018
No one has
Travis H on Sep 6, 2018
recipe called for it
E. S on Jul 3, 2018
What the recipe called for
John P on May 31, 2018
best yeast for a mead to drink in 1 month
Josh S on Apr 3, 2018
Making a Trappist Single and this is the recommended yeast
Jon Selover on Mar 5, 2018
This yeast makes a great mead in one month.
Allison W on Feb 27, 2018
Best yeast for Mead. Hard to find
Caleb P on Feb 27, 2018
Simply the best yeast for fast mead!
Bray D on Feb 8, 2018
Belgian Ale
Ralph W on Feb 1, 2018
makes really nice mead
raul j de la garza c on Jan 24, 2018
To brew Belgian quads and strong dark ales
Cody A on Aug 28, 2019
This yeast is required for a BOMM (one month mead) recipe
Robert S on Aug 28, 2019
Reviews

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Best thing since sliced bread
I love this yeast more than life itself.
November 5, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Perfect for Trappist Single
Wow! Used this on a Trappist Single (or Patersbier) made a modest starter, pitched at 65 and it got working right away. Let it rise just to 68 then to 70 at 1 week for 3 days then back down to 65. Just took FG: 1.007!
Tastes great too. Just the right amount of that Belgian thing.
March 26, 2018
Yeast was young. Was ready very fast.
March 15, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Worked great for Belgian Tripel and NE IPA
I started this yeast by using it for a Belgian Tripel which finished at 9.28%. I then used the yeast cake and tossed a Juicy NE IPA on top of it. The yeast crushed through the NE IPA and made a delicious beer. I would recommend trying this for both!
March 6, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
very pleased
Very pleased works well and had a nice fermentation period
January 30, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
belgian stout
I used this yeast on a 9% Belgian stout I have been working on. It worked well.
May 7, 2015
Used for cherry ale
Good for cherry ale made with sour cherries. Raise temp properly before bottling to ensure it ferments out completely.
May 5, 2015
works well
worked great, loved the flavor. Flocculated good
May 27, 2013
Great for a strong brew
Worked well for an 11% ABV
May 8, 2013