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Offline gleece

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T-58 high fermentation temp
« on: September 16, 2020, 11:17:21 am »
I brewed a belgian ale and pitched one dry packet of T-58 with no rehydration into 66f wort. I use a TILT hydrometer and it has shown temps of mostly 74f the last 2 days. What can I expect with the finished beer? Is it ruined?

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Re: T-58 high fermentation temp
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 11:18:33 am »
I doubt it's ruined.  Fermentation generates heat and unless you can counteract that your results are normal.
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Re: T-58 high fermentation temp
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 11:26:07 am »
It will be great.  No worries.
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Re: T-58 high fermentation temp
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2020, 07:00:01 am »
Thanks for your reassurance. The OG was 1.065 and 61 hours later it is at 1.008. It got busy!

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Re: T-58 high fermentation temp
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2020, 09:19:07 am »
Thanks for your reassurance. The OG was 1.065 and 61 hours later it is at 1.008. It got busy!

Holy smokes!  I really need to give this yeast a try.  It gets great reviews but for whatever reason I haven't tried it yet.  I know it will be good.
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Re: T-58 high fermentation temp
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2020, 09:35:04 am »
Haven't used it in a while but I usually get 85-90% attenuation from T-58. Never got to my Wit this summer...
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Re: T-58 high fermentation temp
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2020, 09:45:04 am »
Thanks for your reassurance. The OG was 1.065 and 61 hours later it is at 1.008. It got busy!

Holy smokes!  I really need to give this yeast a try.  It gets great reviews but for whatever reason I haven't tried it yet.  I know it will be good.

IIRC it's a diastaticus strain.  I've used it maybe a dozen times. It's OK but kind of one dimensional.  It doesn't have anywhere near the subtlety or complexity of any liquid Belgian strain I've tried.
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Re: T-58 high fermentation temp
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2020, 09:47:23 am »
t-58 just tastes like black pepper to me, no other esters or phenols, just heavy black pepper.

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Re: T-58 high fermentation temp
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2020, 06:53:05 pm »
I just tried my first batch with T-58. It's still conditioning, but so far it's not near as characterful as I was hoping for. It's not bad by any means, but I was hoping for more Belgium from it.
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Re: T-58 high fermentation temp
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2020, 05:39:09 pm »
I just tried my first batch with T-58. It's still conditioning, but so far it's not near as characterful as I was hoping for. It's not bad by any means, but I was hoping for more Belgium from it.

I’ve always thought it’s very mild which is why I like it. Not huge Belgian beer guy so It works for me. I primarily use dry yeast but feel there are still a ton of styles that benefit from the use of liquid strains.
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Re: T-58 high fermentation temp
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2020, 01:02:48 pm »
I’ve always thought it’s very mild which is why I like it. Not huge Belgian beer guy so It works for me. I primarily use dry yeast but feel there are still a ton of styles that benefit from the use of liquid strains.

Yeah, I may have to go with a liquid yeast to really get that saison character.  Have you tried BE-134?  I mostly do small batches (2 gallons or less) -- and dry has just always been more convenient to work with.
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Re: T-58 high fermentation temp
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2020, 12:22:57 pm »
Thanks for your reassurance. The OG was 1.065 and 61 hours later it is at 1.008. It got busy!

Holy smokes!  I really need to give this yeast a try.  It gets great reviews but for whatever reason I haven't tried it yet.  I know it will be good.

last i did it, i fermented it pretty cool at low 60s and it was really mild, it would have been perfect for a witbeer.

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Re: T-58 high fermentation temp
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2020, 07:03:46 pm »
last i did it, i fermented it pretty cool at low 60s and it was really mild, it would have been perfect for a witbeer.

That's very much the vibe I got from it.  I was aiming for saison-y and got something wit-y.  I'm calling it a grisette and declaring victory 😅.
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Re: T-58 high fermentation temp
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2020, 08:58:56 am »
last i did it, i fermented it pretty cool at low 60s and it was really mild, it would have been perfect for a witbeer.

That's very much the vibe I got from it.  I was aiming for saison-y and got something wit-y.  I'm calling it a grisette and declaring victory 😅.

That's because T58 is meant to be a wit yeast.
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