- Mar 24, 2013
- Reaction score
- VA, USA
Interesting. With my split batch of US-05 vs S-33, the US-05 batch was pretty clear at maybe 10 days in the keg, where the S-33 had a bit of a powdery haze for about 14 days. Now at 18 days in the keg they both have dropped very clear. This is just a Pale Ale - 93% Pale + 7% C-40, hopped with Amarillo.Second bottle of my latest using S33. Centennial, mosaic, Idaho 7. Some nice fruit from the mosaic and I7, but heavier pine and citrus (which I like). Shocked that S33 dropped this clear with whirlfloc being my only fining. I also usually have chill haze but this is after maybe 2-3 days in the fridge.
Edit to add Tasting Notes: US-05 hit 78% attenuation (1.012) and is a typical clean American yeast character that lets the hops and grain shine. It is what I have grown to expect in an American Pale Ale (though it came in at around 6.1% which is bigger than I like a Pale Ale). The S-33 hit 68% attenuation (1.018) and has more yeast character that I would describe as fruity with an apricot note. It has a touch more sweetness. Drinking a pint of this beer is rather filling. I am not a huge fan of S-33 in this specific beer, but I could see it in a lower gravity beer to retain some body or maybe with some recipe tweaks to boost the "digestibility" (maybe a lower mash temp and/or swapping the Crystal for something else). I could see why people list this as a good NEIPA yeast.