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Old 05-21-2012, 06:09 PM   #1
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What would be a better fit for a Belgian Pale Ale? Safbrew 33 or 58? Has anyone used either of these for this specific style or is liquid a better fit?

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Old 05-21-2012, 06:25 PM   #2
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Out of those two, I'd use T-58. I like the peppery undertones.

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Old 05-21-2012, 06:39 PM   #3
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The one time I used T-58 it finished high....too high. I think around 1.020 from 1.050. I mashed low and used one packet for a 5-gallon batch so I never looked further into the reason for it, but I'm just noting it.

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Old 05-21-2012, 06:52 PM   #4
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What was your grist comprised of? Beersmith has me at 1.012. Planning on doing step temperature from 65-75 for about 10 days.

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s-33 isnt belgian (its the edme strain), so i guess T-58, altho i dont think the profile is fitting for a pale (too spicy)

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Old 05-21-2012, 08:24 PM   #6
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So what white labs would you prefer? Lhbs only sells dry or whites.

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Last time I used this yeast was in a wit. 55/45 wheat and pale malt OG=1.055 FG=1.010

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If you're using white labs, wlp515 is a good choice.

If you're using safbrew It can go either way. The 58 will give you more spice and belgian banana flavor. The 33 will be more englishy. Personally I think the 33 is the better choice but I feel like Belgian Pale Ale is very similar style to English pale ale. That's my 2 cents

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