New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermeneter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > French farmhouse ale




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-25-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
Riv
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: chicopee, mass
Posts: 4
Default French farmhouse ale

Newbie here,

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

Thanks



__________________
Riv is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-25-2012, 11:29 PM   #2
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,782
Liked 2657 Times on 1602 Posts
Likes Given: 3445

Default

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.



__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-25-2012, 11:44 PM   #3
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,782
Liked 2657 Times on 1602 Posts
Likes Given: 3445

Default

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....

__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is online now
beerandloathinginaustin Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-26-2012, 02:33 AM   #4
Riv
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: chicopee, mass
Posts: 4
Default

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?

Thanks

__________________
Riv is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 09:30 AM   #5
beerandloathinginaustin
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 543
Liked 20 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 369

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Riv View Post
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?

Thanks
Disaster! Take the bucket/carboy on the next voyage in your vehicle. Proceed to throw it at the first car that angers you.

Or you're fine. Just a few points low. An ever so slightly smaller beer. You decide.


__________________
www.BJCPhero.com - Certified Cicerone and Lead Cellarman for Refuge Brewery. Trying to win an award in all 23 BJCP beer categories (7 down so far with 19 awards) & taking Brett excursions along the way.
beerandloathinginaustin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
French Saison question stevestone1988 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 04-14-2012 01:36 PM
French oak ale Stoutman82 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 04-30-2011 12:42 PM
Belgian farmhouse ale question BADDACOOK Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 11-08-2010 02:22 AM
Historic Farmhouse brewing question phuiberts Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 08-29-2009 02:48 PM
Brewing in Montréal / French xjiefx Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 24 12-29-2007 03:41 PM