Safbrew T-58

70% of the flavours in beer come from the yeast. Learn how to become a serious yeast wrangler

Safbrew T-58

Postby jonnymorris » Fri May 05, 2017 09:33

I brewed an old ale at the weekend (AG#35ish) and used T-58 for no other reason than I've not used it before. I'm not bothered with sticking to a style so thought, why not? Does anyone have experience with this yeast?

The data sheet describes it as 'estery (by which I infer fruity) somewhat peppery and spicy'.

Sounds interesting doesn't it.
User avatar
jonnymorris
Brewer
 
Posts: 261
Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 11:44

Re: Safbrew T-58

Postby Pakman » Fri May 05, 2017 11:30

I got a couple of packets of T-58 from the HomeBrewShop as they had it in the reduced bin due to date, not tried it yet but hopefully will in tomorrow's brew.
Graham

If they say money cannot buy happiness - then explain motorcycles and beer! :thumb:
User avatar
Pakman
Brewer
 
Posts: 229
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:44
Location: my own happy little world

Re: Safbrew T-58

Postby duncans » Fri May 05, 2017 12:53

I used t-58 in a malty blonde ale I brewed last year. Really lovely.

If I had to pick a dried yeast that I would happily stack up against liquid yeasts for flavour it would this one.

My brew was 1060 finishing high, about 1017. I could have pushed it a little more maybe but it tasted really nice at 1017. I was looking for something quite chewy.

Hope it turns out well.
User avatar
duncans
Brewer
 
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2016 08:20

Re: Safbrew T-58

Postby PeeBee » Fri May 05, 2017 13:07

Used it a couple of times for dark, strong, "Belgium" styles. "Estery" is a way of putting it. Quite a sweetish flavour that I couldn't put a named fruit to ("pineapple" was one attempt, certainly none of the usual suspects of bananas, cloves, etc.). Distinct, pleasant (...ish), very slightly uncomforting flavour (i.e. "do I like it?" or "do I not like it?). Certainly needs time (6 months minimum?).

I'm not even sure I want to give it another try. But it has on both occasions produced good beer, I just might have expected better. It has been encouraging me to try liquid yeasts (haven't done yet though).

But it isn't as screwy as their "Abbaye" (BE-256) yeast!
User avatar
PeeBee
Brewer
 
Posts: 214
Joined: Thu Feb 04, 2016 16:57
Location: North Wales

Re: Safbrew T-58

Postby jonnymorris » Fri May 05, 2017 13:42

PeeBee wrote:...very slightly uncomforting flavour


I am now even more intrigued than before. It's got another week in the FV then as long as I can resist once bottled and carbonated... I make that 3-weeks before I dive in. Will update on how uncomforting it turns out.

Sent from my GT-I9305 using Tapatalk
User avatar
jonnymorris
Brewer
 
Posts: 261
Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 11:44

Re: Safbrew T-58

Postby jonnymorris » Mon May 08, 2017 20:55

duncans wrote:My brew was 1060 finishing high, about 1017.

Hmmm, mine appears to have either stuck or finished at 1.017 too. It started around 1.065 and was mashed at 67degC so this probably isn't too surprising. Have given it a stir and upper the temp to try and encourage it lower.

Looks like chewy pineapple mighy be on the menu.
User avatar
jonnymorris
Brewer
 
Posts: 261
Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 11:44

Re: Safbrew T-58

Postby jonnymorris » Sat May 27, 2017 23:14

PeeBee wrote:Quite a sweetish flavour that I couldn't put a named fruit to ("pineapple" was one attempt, certainly none of the usual suspects of bananas, cloves etc)

I'm not getting any pepper or unpleasantness... what I am getting is... bananas.
User avatar
jonnymorris
Brewer
 
Posts: 261
Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 11:44


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest