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Post Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:24 pm

Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut

Has anyone tried making a beer like DeuS or Bush Prestige? I have a Belgian I fermented with 1762 that, for one reason or another, only made it down to about 1.020. I was thinking about trying a "third fermentation" with champagne yeast to see what happens. Could be interesting, right?
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Post Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:49 pm

Re: Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut

There was an article in Zymurgy about 2 years ago that describes how it's done. Extremely time consuming, but may be worth it.
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Post Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:06 pm

Re: Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut

Research it. One of the drawbacks of using wine yeast to try to ferment beer is that the wine yeast will not ferment all the sugars beer yeast will. Pitching wine yeast for a "finished" beer may do nothing more than waste a package of yeast.
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SkippShelly

Post Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:29 pm

Re: Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut

A few of our club members used to do it every year, dont think one has happened in a little while.

http://www.maltosefalcons.com/recipes/20050404.php

I got to taste some of this and it was damn good.

-oh this is the one that was featured in zymurgy btw...
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Post Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:43 pm

Re: Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut

Very cool, skipp, thanks for the link. I never saw that issue of Zymurgy.

I was under the impression that DeuS actually used champagne yeast for the bottle refermentation, but I definitely could be wrong.

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