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Fantome dark white

Discussion in 'Beer, Pub & Brewery Reviews' started by mje1980, 27/3/19.

 

  1. mje1980

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    Posted 27/3/19
    Grabbed a bottle down at berry ( epic bottle shop if $$ is no object lol ! ). Pretty damn nice, a little milder than I’d expected but really easy to drink. Amber coloured saison, medium bodied and nice fruit without bring over the top.
     
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    Posted 28/3/19
    Marcus @shacked is a big user of the Fantome yeast. I've tried a few he has made with it and they were great, particularly a RIS.

    It's a seasonal release yeast, the RIS was nice a dry. Will need to keep an eye out for it.

     
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    Interesting! I have 3726 for starters but the fantome was really well balanced between fruit and phenols, I really enjoyed it. I’ll keep that in mind. You and bloody RIS!!! Haha
     
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    Posted 28/3/19
    If that is wyeast 3725 I have used that before in a biere de garde which I definately enjoyed. Too many to choose from!
     
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    Ahhhh Fantome! They use a house sacc strain but have so much bacteria, brett, wild sacc and all sorts of other stuff in their beer. I've had 2 bottles from the same batch that have been completely different! I have a mixed culture that originated from Fantome that I've gone 7 generation on (including 500L in barrel at 5 Baz); that you are welcome to harvest from.

    Once we do the bottle release from the brewery, I was going to get some of the sour beer fans together to do a vertical of all 7 batches.

    East Coast Yeast have done a Fantome sacc isolate that I've never seen in Australia.

    I'm connected with Dany on FB so can ask him any other questions that you may have!
     
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    Posted 29/3/19
    Not quite! The RIS was the gulden draak sacc strain! However, I do have a mixed culture RIS in secondary at the moment that uses a blend of my fantome and wildflower cultures; should be ready for Gino's 2020.
     
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    Sorry, you are correct. That gulden draak was the one that made great RIS. Which wyeast or white labs number is it?

    Is that also the strain you used @shacked for the candy syrup experiment?



     
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    Yes it is! I made all the syrup beers, a RIS, a wheat stout, blonde, the shoalhaven barrel beer etc with it. I got 12 batches from 1 pack. Attenuation was about 85%-90% for most batches.

    It's WYEAST 3739PC: http://www.wyeastlab.com/yeast-strain/flanders-golden-ale
     
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    Is there any way to predict release of wyeast pc strains?

    What was the temp the RIS was fermented at? Was free.of any fusely taste.

     
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    Posted 30/3/19
    Released in Q3 to coincide with the northern hemisphere summer.

    Pitched a whole cake in at 22/23C and ramped up to 28C. It went from 1.090 to 1.006 in 6 days and was carbonated in 3 days. Beer was mashed at 64C for 3 hours and 1kg out of 30kg was cane sugar.

    I find you need to push Belgian yeasts a lot harder than most folks think but use a heat + cold source to control temp fluctuations. Scotty and I recently did a Kweik and pitched in at 37C! I do my saisons at 30C+.
     

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