Lucky Dip

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    An Ankoù

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    Just received 5 liquid yeasts from BrewUK for a tenner on their lucky dip scheme. None of them are out of date and none of them are what I would have obviously gone for, so I'm quite looking forward to trying some new recipes. They are WLP072 "French Ale" I'm thinking of doing a bière de garde with this one as one of the few French brewers I really enjoy is La Choulette. Then, Omega OYL-210 Brett blend #1 - I've no idea what I'm going to do with that! WLP 565 Belgian Saison- speaks for itself, I've been intending to do a saison for a long time, but more along the lines of Dupont. OYL-033 is described as Lithuanian Farmhouse ??????? and finally Wyeast 1450 Denny's favourite 50 ale. Something of an all-rounder, apparently. This pack is already inflated so the nutrient sachet must have burst. I'll get a starter made this evening with a view to knocking up a stout.
    I think I've got my money's worth here. Has anybody any experience of any of these yeasts? Especially the Lithuanian farmhouse.
     
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    Looks like you got yourself a good haul there athumb..
     
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    Hi An Ankou, +1, a really good haul athumb..

    I can't help with the Lithuanian Farmhouse :?:... but I also got a pack of the WLP565 in a Lucky Dip pack and would REALLY recommend it, even the starter wort was delicious IMHO wink... ...
    ... there's lucky, from a few places on the internet, many suggest this is the Dupont strain ... certainly I used a "typical" saison style recipe, with a rag-bag of bits of leftover malt and adjuncts and some "UK noble" hops (I think it was some WGV) that I had leftover from something else and it made a VERY nice beer. I've also used it in a Brune based on a Leffe Brune clone-recipe and that turned out well too. It does take anything/everything down to 1.000-5, but doesn't leave it tasting "thin" :?:

    Hope you enjoy it as much as I have wink...
    Cheers, PhilB
     
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    The Denny's favorite sometimes starts to swell without the inner pouch being broke open. I recently did a batch of Denny's Wry smile rye IPA with it.
     
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    The one I used was swollen and the inner pouch was definitely still intact.
     
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    Thanks MrRook. What do you think of the yeast?
     
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    This was my first time brewing with it. I really liked the way this batch turned out.
     

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