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Old 05-25-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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Newbie here,

About to do my first French farmhouse ale...anything particular I should pay attention to/advice? Using wlp072 yeast.

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I'm using now in a saison of my own.

They like somewhat warm temps, in the low 70's. It's also supposedly a slow producer so expect to leave it for a month in primary. I've read though where it tends to get stuck, and sometimes you need to crank the heat up into the 80's on week four of fermentation.

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I just pulled a sample of mine (brewed on May 5th.) WOW, it's down to around 1.005, I've never had a beer finish so low before.

FYI, don't panic when the krausen falls and you check on it, it's a "chunky" yeast. There are a lot of floaties bobbing up and down on the surface, like yeast iceburghs.

But the beer itself is clear of anything, though slightly hazy. Mine is a darker saison. It's kinda like the color of brandy.

I'm thinking of racking some or adding some figs and or dates to it now....

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Hi, thanks for the info!

Just finished brewing..my og is 1056 and it said that it should be 1059...what does that mean for my brew?

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Hi, thanks for the info!

Just finished brewing..my og is 1056 and it said that it should be 1059...what does that mean for my brew?

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