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Old 05-24-2012, 01:51 PM   #31
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I am kegging and that is the plan. Problem is the 3724 I used seems to attenuate very slowly. I may let it drop till it sucks at 1035 and pitch souring yeast

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Old 05-25-2012, 04:29 AM   #32
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Raising a dead thread here... I brewed a Citra saison today (should be similar to a St Somewhere Caitlen) 5 gal batch, added 1oz orange peel at 10 min to boil, then about 8 medium sized basil leaves from my plant at 5 min. You think that will even come through? I was thinking orange basil saison with citra. sounds good right? I just want a hint of basil on the nose with the touch of sweet orange as the finish. My problem with saison in the past has been over attenuation. I am hoping to stop ferm at 1.007 this time to retain some body. thoughts?
No way to know for sure until you taste it. 8 leaves of homegrown basil should come through at least a little bit, though.

I brew this beer multiple times a year (this year's first batch took 3rd at NHC, and the second batch is ready to be mailed for the second round). I get *much* better results using homegrown basil or the "living basil" plants as compared to the 4oz bubble packs from the grocery store.

I've also started using a bit of citra right at flameout, and I really think it improves an already great beer.
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