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What to use S-33 for?
« on: December 19, 2015, 12:40:30 PM »
I meant to order S-23 for a California Common I was planning, but ordered the S-33 by mistake. Not a lot of information out there about this one. What is it good for? (makes me want to grunt and say, "absolutely nothin.')
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Re: What to use S-33 for?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2015, 12:54:41 PM »
Belgian Steam? You'd be the first! Well, maybe

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Re: What to use S-33 for?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2015, 01:33:39 PM »
Something English maybe?

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Re: What to use S-33 for?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2015, 04:54:16 PM »
Something English maybe?

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Re: What to use S-33 for?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2015, 05:02:30 PM »
Something English sounds good. Honestly, I didn't know what it is. Can it also be used for a Belgian, or was Jim pulling my leg?
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What to use S-33 for?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2015, 05:59:05 PM »
Something English sounds good. Honestly, I didn't know what it is. Can it also be used for a Belgian, or was Jim pulling my leg?

I don't believe ANY dry yeast pulls off a convincing Belgian, with the exception of Saison.

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Re: What to use S-33 for?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2015, 07:44:40 PM »
I don't believe ANY dry yeast pulls off a convincing Belgian


I agree. They don't measure up IMO. YMMV.
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Re: What to use S-33 for?
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2015, 11:25:06 PM »
Something English sounds good. Honestly, I didn't know what it is. Can it also be used for a Belgian, or was Jim pulling my leg?
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Re: What to use S-33 for?
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2015, 06:15:07 PM »
Something English sounds good. Honestly, I didn't know what it is. Can it also be used for a Belgian, or was Jim pulling my leg?
Even though a lot of people think this is a Belgian yeast it's the Edme yeast and would not be a good choice for Belgian beer.
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Re: What to use S-33 for?
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2015, 08:24:19 PM »
Something English sounds good. Honestly, I didn't know what it is. Can it also be used for a Belgian, or was Jim pulling my leg?
Even though a lot of people think this is a Belgian yeast it's the Edme yeast and would not be a good choice for Belgian beer.

Oh okay, I am familiar with the Edme yeast. I used it years ago, definitely English.
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Re: What to use S-33 for?
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2015, 11:47:36 AM »
I tried it on an English Bitter on a lark - it tastes more like a saison to me. Highly phenolic for an English strain and super low flocculation, so I would think it is more in the wheat style for ales, but as always YMMV.
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Re: What to use S-33 for?
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2015, 06:43:28 PM »
I would say a good use for a packet of S-33 would be to add it to the boil, and use another yeast to ferment.  The boiled S-33 yeast would be a good source of nutrients for the other yeast.  :D

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Re: What to use S-33 for?
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2015, 06:44:13 PM »
And, I would give that advice for S-23 as well.

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Re: What to use S-33 for?
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2015, 08:40:12 PM »
I meant to order S-23 for a California Common I was planning, but ordered the S-33 by mistake. Not a lot of information out there about this one. What is it good for? (makes me want to grunt and say, "absolutely nothin.')

I don't care much for S-33, but you dodged a bullet IMO.  I've made the worst beers I've ever made with S-23.

Despite what the description for S-33 says, it's a British yeast and is most suitable fro British styles.  It has no Belgian character that I've ever detected.
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Re: What to use S-33 for?
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2015, 08:40:55 PM »
I would say a good use for a packet of S-33 would be to add it to the boil, and use another yeast to ferment.  The boiled S-33 yeast would be a good source of nutrients for the other yeast.  :D

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