Originally Posted by Zamial
Not specifically a Saison but I have made a few smoked beers. If you are planning on using beechwood smoked aka Rauchmalt, I would use a few pounds. If you use Breiss smoked (cherry) or home smoked grains use up to a pound and no more IMO or you may have a brew that tastes like chewing on old campfire logs...
Thanks for the recommendation, but I only bought a pound of Rauchmalt. I bought it on a spontaneous whim while at my LHBS. I figured I'll try with the one pound, and see what it does. I do indeed want to smoke my own malt, though. I have some apple wood that would work nicely. I'll leave that for a porter later in the season....
EDIT: (side question) Would it be best to just stick to base malts for smoking, or can you smoke crystal malts as well?