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ChefRex 05-18-2014 06:34 PM

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I brewed it also yesterday, happily bubbling away, can't wait!


ChefRex 05-31-2014 04:49 PM

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So pretty!


BUCKNUTS 05-31-2014 05:12 PM

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Racked to secondary today on to the hibiscus tea and 1.5 oz of Sorachi Ace hops. Gravity still at 1.002 smells great. Sadly I will be bottling this as I do not have an empty keg.


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mattmmille 06-10-2014 04:05 AM

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Well, I found a middle eastern grocery that carries some dried hibiscus flowers for $7.19 lb...but they only carry about 3 containers at a time that each weigh about 0.40 lbs. I bought all three. They'll re-supply, but I didn't ask how long it would be. I bet they could order as much as I wanted though. Anyway, I just thought I'd cover a single flower with hot water and see how it tastes. It's hard to get a photo that accurately captures the color, but it's about like a rose' wine. It kind of has a tart/sour flavor with an earthy, yet citrusy, dry finish, very much like tea. Looking forward to some saison!


mattmmille 06-10-2014 04:05 AM

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Well, I found a middle eastern grocery that carries some dried hibiscus flowers for $7.19 lb...but they only carry about 3 containers at a time that each weigh about 0.40 lbs. I bought all three. They'll re-supply, but I didn't ask how long it would be. I bet they could order as much as I wanted though. Anyway, I just thought I'd cover a single flower with hot water and see how it tastes. It's hard to get a photo that accurately captures the color, but it's about like a rose' wine. It kind of has a tart/sour flavor with an earthy, yet citrusy, dry finish, very much like tea. Looking forward to some saison!


BUCKNUTS 06-14-2014 12:22 AM

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Cracked my first Hibiscus Saison and not much carbonation yet. it tastes good slightly tart got more yeast character from the Belle Saison than I got from the saison i brewed with Wyeast 3711


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Hello 06-14-2014 06:23 PM

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Well, missed OG by quite a bit but I'll live. It'll still be a pretty big saison.
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Hello 06-15-2014 03:56 PM

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Bubbling away well.
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hopbrad 06-20-2014 05:08 PM

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i made a saison about 2 months ago and reserved a gallon for a jamaica tea addition at bottling time. next time i will use some more jamaica flowers. barely a hint or tartness but it goes very well with the style.
id be curious to see what flavors or aromas are added if you put some flowers in the boil.


BUCKNUTS 06-20-2014 05:43 PM

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i made a saison about 2 months ago and reserved a gallon for a jamaica tea addition at bottling time. next time i will use some more jamaica flowers. barely a hint or tartness but it goes very well with the style.

id be curious to see what flavors or aromas are added if you put some flowers in the boil.

I made a 1/4 - 1/2 gallon of tea with 8 oz of Jamaica flowers and the flavor is definitely tart. This beer is a winner I'll definitely brew it again. Attachment 206749


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