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Old 04-02-2014, 12:13 PM   #31
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You can always split her up and do a batch of each next time! But I am of the opinion heating saisons is primarily for attenuation. They are not harmed by high temps early on as much as other strains but I think most commercial saisons I have had are basically clean (funky but clean) and I shoot for that profile.

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Old 04-24-2014, 11:34 PM   #32
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Update: I didn't end up having/taking the time to mess with upping the temps at all and apparently the belle saison yeast has no problem working in the 68-70 range. I was a bit high on my volume so my starting gravity was about 4-5 points lower than expected but and it finished that much lower as well. Expected FG was 1.006 and I came in at 1.001 so no issues with attenuation at lower temps with this yeast.

As for the citra after 2 weeks I dry hopped about 1oz of citra and let it set for 8 days. Come bottling I had a fantastic hop aroma and flavor shining through. In the interest of full disclosure it was actually a little stronger than I had anticipated but I think carbonation and a couple weeks bottle conditioning will mellow out the hops to exactly where I want them.

I'll update again when they're at the drinking stage.

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Old 04-24-2014, 11:46 PM   #33
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I use citra in two of my different saisons and have found that (like sorachi ace... in my instances) it will mellow quite nicely with some aging. You'll end up loving it i'm sure!

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Old 04-25-2014, 09:29 PM   #34
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I use citra in two of my different saisons and have found that (like sorachi ace... in my instances) it will mellow quite nicely with some aging. You'll end up loving it i'm sure!
I figured it would mellow out to be about perfect. Like I said it was more than I was expecting but I still liked it even flat and warm.

Out of curiosity how long do you age yours before its in its prime?
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:41 AM   #35
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Here's a look at the finished product. Just got back from vacation today and had to sample it! The citra is already smoothing out and its a very tasty beer. Even the SWMBO loves it.

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