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Ask the Experts: Belgian Yeast Strains

We asked Phil Leinhart, brewmaster at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York, for some advice on Belgian yeast strains.

Dave Carpenter Mar 13, 2016 - 7 min read

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A Craft Beer & Brewing reader recently asked us the following question:

What are the differences between the various Belgian yeast strains? How do I choose the right one?

With the vast number of yeast strains available to today’s brewer, it’s easy to get confused. “Belgian yeasts are incredibly diverse. The best place to start is to identify the technical performance characteristics you want for your homebrew: things such as optimal fermentation temperature, attentuation, and flocculation,” says Leinhart.

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