Belgian Pale Ale

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    Are you sure s33 is a Belgian strain? Remember, Fermentis has some horrible descriptions of their yeast. It says suitable for Belgian and strong English styles which makes absolutely no sense.
     
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    Great question, I don't know for sure, I read it was recommended for Trappist style beers. My plan was actually to see what yeast they had in stock when I grabbed the grains and verify if there was a more appropriate choice, my local home brew supply has yeast rotating frequently. :)

    I had the same plan for the hops, I put Fuggles in the recipe, but was going to see if they had something more suitable the day of. Recipe called for some French hops my guy has never stocked.
     
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    S-33 is NOT a Belgian yeast. It is the old Edme strain.
     
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    I am a big fan of Belgian beers and frequently make Saisons, BPA's, and dark strong ales. Your grain bill looks pretty good to me. I usually add 3-4% wheat malt to aid in head retention, but the Caravienne should fill that role.

    Your BU/GU ratio for the beer looks good too. I've had a couple of Belgian pale ales that were much too bitter. Yours should be slightly sweet, but well balanced.

    I have not used the S-33. I regularly use the Safale T-58 and BE-256. BE-256 was in very short supply for a while, so I used the T-58 with good results. I also tried a Belgian Pale Ale with the Danstar Belle Saison yeast. Also a very drinkable beer.

    Good luck with the batch.
     
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    Thanks' folks, howsabout this one? Wyeast 3522, Belgian Ardennes

    Snagged the last one in stock. Wyeast website description sounds like exactly what Im after :)
     

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