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flip69

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Post Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:07 am

Seeking Comments on Safbrew T-58

Can anyone comment on Safbrew T-58 dry yeast? From what I read online, it is appropriate for Belgian styles. I was hoping to get some more specific information. Does anyone know if it is derived from a specific Belgian yeast? Is it more appropriate for certain Belgian styles? Does it compare to a specific Wyeast or White Labs strain?
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Post Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:10 am

Re: Seeking Comments on Safbrew T-58

I don't know where it came from, and I've never used any Wyeast that's comparable. T-58 will make a decent triple.
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Post Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:18 am

Re: Seeking Comments on Safbrew T-58

Denny, thank you for the comment. I was thinking about using T-58 this weekend for a Belgian Dark Strong Ale that is based on Rochefort 8. In the past I have used Wyeast 1262 - Belgian Abbey II for this recipe. However, I am growing increasingly fond of dry yeast. I have started using Safale S-04 for a couple of my American style recipes, with good results. I have never used dry yeast for a Belgian recipe.
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Post Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:38 am

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Having made a Rochefort "clone" recipe many times, I wouldn't recommend T-58 for it. It's heavy on the spicy/phenolic side of things and low on the fruitiness that kind of beer needs.
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Post Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:43 am

Re: Seeking Comments on Safbrew T-58

I would be wary using T-58 in a BSD Ale. If you let the temps get to high bubblegum esters come on like madness. If you can keep the temps in the low to mid 60s, you should be OK. I have a Belgian Pale Ale aging right now that I fermented in th elow 60s. It has a peppery, fruity aroma. I am looking forward to trying it out. Tried T-58 in a BSD and I didn't care for the results (see bubblegum above) :wink: .
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Post Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:46 am

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I have used T-58 in many different beers and it seems it really gets its legs about the 3-5 pitch. I made a Hoptober clone that has some of the belgian notes that many prefer and it was on its 4th gen.
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Post Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:45 pm

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Made a really good Witbier
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Post Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:00 pm

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I pretty much use T-58 to bottle condition my Belgian styles.
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Post Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:24 pm

Re: Seeking Comments on Safbrew T-58

We've used T-58 several times and we love it. The only disappointment with it so far is a distinct band-aid flavor in this year's batch of spiced winter ale, but I bet it was a bad packet of yeast, so it was under-pitched without even knowing it. Otherwise, we usually keep some on hand at all times.

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