British - apparently some US company stole my name
- Aug 16, 2017
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No it's not, S-33 is another derivative of the old EDME homebrew yeast, which makes it a close cousin of Windsor and Munton ordinary. It's weird how this idea it's Belgian has taken root but it's nonsense - other than a Belgian brewery may have been using it, but it's not a "Belgian" yeast in the sense that most people would use the term - it's non-phenolic and low attenuation.Anyone used S-33 for this style yet? I was talking to a reputable brewer near me, and he mentioned knowing some people who used S-33 for their hazys. I researched a bit online, and I do see that people have made, in their opinions, great neipas with it. It's technically a Belgian yeast, but I may have to give it a whirl.
A few people have used Windsor in NEIPAs and you'd expect similar results - you'll get a higher FG and so some impression of mouthfeel from that, and I suspect it may be like its close relative T-58 in being quite biotransformy, but I've not tested it.