Originally Posted by djbradle
I would only say that the maize and hulls are useless in this as it's extract and not a partial or full mash. The hulls are used to help a stuck sparge ( which you won't possibly have) and the maize is used for mouthfeel and head retentive properties though it needs some 2 row or base malt to help conversion. This is what I've read and have been told by many an AG brewer. It may just give you starchy haze which I guess is to style in a saison. That can be accomplished in not used clearing agents.
Your three changes seem fine to me though! Tasty!
Crap...but that totally makes sense. At least makes sense explained that way. Really, with just a partial mass (grain in a bag), the hulls and maize aren't really all that necessary if I'm going to then bring it back to a boil and THEN add DME.
Yeah, well, this is an extract recipe and I was told it does come out nicely so Im gonna go for it and see what happens. I'm already on the DME addition. Insane break in the boiling but I ended up alright.