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Any one used this yeast strain? Safbrew S-33 Ale Yeast


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In my search for the perfect Belgian Trappist Ale recipe I have just ordered some Safbrew S-33 Ale Yeast... apparently this is the go for these brews.


Anyone used it - how have they found it? Any pointers?



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S-33 is good for this style, but I do prefer the wyeast 1388 or 3787. They both have a broader temp. range and attentuate higher than the Safbrew.

Seeing as the style is yeast driven andferment temps greatly affect the esters and phenolics produced, they allow for more creative freedom. You could spend the rest of your brewing life exploring this style alone!


Go with the Safbrew for now. If you are adding a load of simple sugars in your recipe, it is best to add it over time after fermentation has started.


Also, I imagine this is a high gravity ale so, at the very least, hydrate the yeast first or make a decent starter a day or two prior to pitching.

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