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Title: Funktown Vermont yeast - any opinions?
Post by: Fal on December 20, 2016, 09:24:15 am
I have a vial of the funktown Vermont yeast to use over the holidays. Has anyone got any recommendations for a recipie?

I was thinking of just following a basic IPA recipie, maybe with wheat since I have some. Any thoughts? What about conditioning, do you need to condition it or drink it fresh?
Title: Re: Funktown Vermont yeast - any opinions?
Post by: BrewDorg on December 20, 2016, 09:33:38 am
The base strain for this is Conan so anything with tropical, fruity hops will do very well. You could go for a NEIPA or any sort of IPA/APA, but use hops like citra, mosaic, galaxy, nelson sauvin, azacca and use plenty of them!
Title: Re: Funktown Vermont yeast - any opinions?
Post by: Fal on December 20, 2016, 01:04:29 pm
Thanks, so need for conditioning it then?
Title: Re: Funktown Vermont yeast - any opinions?
Post by: BrewDorg on December 20, 2016, 01:52:47 pm
No experience with Funktown personally so maybe someone else can chime in on that. I see from your other thread that you've used Vermont ale. I'd treat them similarly.
Title: Re: Funktown Vermont yeast - any opinions?
Post by: Fal on December 20, 2016, 03:23:17 pm
I suppose It's the "funk" bit I'm not sure about.
Title: Re: Funktown Vermont yeast - any opinions?
Post by: BrewDorg on December 20, 2016, 05:16:54 pm
Since it's only Sacc Trois and not Brett, I don't think there's any reason to age it once it hits terminal gravity.

Scott Janish has a good recipe and review here. (http://scottjanish.com/galaxy-funktown-spelt-pale-ale-yeast-bay/) He seems to have done a 9 day ferment before kegging.

Also, from The Yeast Bay's own directions on their website:

QuoteWe recommend following a similar fermentation scheme as is used for the Vermont Ale, fermenting at 67-69 ºF for 3-4 days, and then raising the temperature to 72 ºF until a stable gravity is reached.
Title: Re: Funktown Vermont yeast - any opinions?
Post by: Fal on December 20, 2016, 05:46:51 pm
Cheers, I just needed a second opinion
Title: Re: Funktown Vermont yeast - any opinions?
Post by: BrewDorg on December 20, 2016, 07:43:26 pm
Let us know how it goes  :)