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Wyeast 1214 Belgian Abbey


SKU# Y1214

Yeast Strains for Belgian Strong Ales

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Wyeast 1214 is a Belgian Abbey-style top-fermenting yeast, suitable for high-gravity beers. Estery.

We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary Cold Ice Packs with all liquid yeasts. However, it is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip, given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.


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Wyeast 1214 Belgian Abbey - Beer Yeast

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Abbey-style top-fermenting yeast, suitable for high-gravity beers. Estery. Apparent attenuation: 72-76%. Flocculation: medium. Optimum temp: 68°-78° F

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Yeast FormatLiquid
Yeast StyleBelgian Ale
Min Fermenting Temp68
Max Fermenting Temp78
Min Attenuation %73
Max Attenuation %77
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This is the first time
This is the first time I have been disappointed...I actually boufgt two packs, and NEITHER one worked. I know I smacked it enough to rupture the inner bag, and gave it plenty of time to swell, but nothing, zero, no activation of the yeast. I had kept them both in the refrigerator for about a week to ten days prior, but ended up using dry brewers yeast in the end. I don't know if they got too hot in transit or what, but I'm switching to White labs fast pitch, or dry, anytime in the summer. I've used "smack pac" for 4 years with no problems until now. Live and learn.s
July 26, 2016
Perfect Belgian yeast
I just got done using this yeast for our Belgian Blond that we brewed. I used a starter and the attenuation and it turned out perfect. You can really pick up the notes in this yeast.
December 7, 2013
Don't sweat it
I live in South Carolina, and without much thought ordered this yeast in mid-summer. It arrived in good order, though the cold pack was long since ambient temperature. The day I went to brew my Le Petite Orange, I activated the pack 12 hours prior to beginning the boil, and I was nervous in that the packet hadn't swollen much (if at all) as far as I could tell. I had concerns the the heat and transit had killed it, but I ran with it and the next morning the batch was clearly in active fermentation. My point in all of this? If you're worried about the packet and whether it's good, know that it can survive transport to South Carolina in the summer and is probably just the slow starter it's reported to be!
July 25, 2013
Slow but it's working
I ordered this in July for my second batch of home brew. Like everyone else the ice packet was at ambient when it arrived. I put it in the frig until last weekend to use it in the petit orange I also ordered. I gave the pack six hours to start and nothing. Worried but remembering it was noted as a slow starter I used it and crossed my fingers. No bubbles after 24 hours which really had me concerned. Then at 36 hours it took off. All is good.
September 3, 2013
I used this in my Belgian Dubbel. The smack pack swelled up, just fine, but I still made a starter for that extra kick...
October 26, 2013
Works Great
My smack pack was slow to inflate. Actually, called Northern Brewer and was informed that this is sometimes the case on this yeast. Brewed that night, added the yeast and in a day the airlock was bubbling furiously. Worked great!
October 11, 2013
A fine yeast from Chimay
One of my favorite yeasts. This is reported to be come from the Belgian brewery Chimay
April 25, 2011
Great belgian yeast!
Used this for a belgian IDA for my friends wedding, turned out nice and estery with that perfect banana/clove profile. Not the best for highly hopped beers but very good at adding that perfect belgian character to a beer
July 26, 2013
Excellent Belgian Yeast!
Used this yeast to create a "starter" and brewed the Le Petite Orange. This was one of the greatest beers I have produced to date. This was my 22nd 5-gallon batch and all I can say is: Wow! I will brew this receipe again and again. I sure hope this yeast will be available!!! This is a fantastic yeast!
July 12, 2013
Great yeast
You do have to watch your temps with this yeast. As it can get off flavors at high temps. But otherwise great yeast
October 4, 2013
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What's the difference between this yeast and the 1762 - Belgian Abbey II? If I used this in a batch of Belgian Dubbel and 1762 in another, would there be a difference I could actually taste?
Larry Q on Jun 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The difference will be subtle. 1762 is a little drier, getting a slightly lower FG usually. 1214 is fruitier and more complex aroma in my experience---it matters how much you aerate and pitch and the fermentor type. I think 1214 is the better choice for a dubbel - but the only way to know how they will behave in your brew house is to try one, then the other, and note the differences.

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