Feisty Farmhand Hoppy Saison on WLP585
I entered this in an upcoming contest on 10/20 & it has a few fans so I thought I'd post it.
UPDATE: This beer was split into 2 batches (one with a starter & one a direct pitch of the vial). I'm proud to report the starter side placed 2nd & the vial side placed 3rd (in Belgian & French Ale) in the recent Las Vegas SNAFU Memorial Competition.
14lb German Pils
2.25lb Franco-Belges Light Munich
1.5lb White Wheat
1.25lb Table sugar @5min left in boil
Mash Schedule: 146 for 40min, then 154 for 25min
Mash out at 170 for 15min
60m - 0.5oz Apollo 18AA
10m - 1.5oz Amarillo 9.2AA
0m - 1.5oz Columbus 15.2AA
Dry Hops - 4oz Nelson Sauvin for 22 days, 2oz Columbus + 1.2oz Riwaka for 12 days
Water was all filtered Vegas tap with 1gal RO. Added 1/2 teaspoon of Gypsum before boil.
You don't mess around with dry hopping! Any changes you'd make after receiving your score sheets?
Nothing that I can think of. The judges gave the side with a starter 40 & 42 and 2 different judges gave the side without a starter 34 & 35. The only notes on improvement were there might've been a little alcohol heat & I didn't get the labels removed from the bottles well enough. lol
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