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  • My brother gave me a homebrew kit back in 1989. I recall it was a 'no boil, no hop addition' Belgian Tripple. I screwed it up by boiling for 60 minutes and adding hops. . I also probably pitched the dry yeast at 80+F and let it go all over the place.

    These days I do batch sparging on my kitchen stovetop. The Brewing Network and reading Ray Daniels, Garrett Oliver, and Michael Jackson have enabled me to brew some really tasty beers.
  • Belgian Pale Ale,
    Belgian IPA,
    Saison + Brett for drinking in August 2012,
    Janet's Brown,
    Dry Stout,
    Jamil's Scottish 60 Shilling,
    Belgian Golden Strong
  • Saison #4 - German Pilsner + Warrior and Styrian
  • Zip - Don't do it unless I plan for wild beers.
  • Arrogant Bastard clone attempt #3
  • Saison #1 - Belgian Pilsner + Styrian,
    Saison #2 - French Pilsner + EKG's,
    Saison #3 - Belgian Pilsner + Styrian and EKG's
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  • Posted in thread: Oats in Saison on 09-19-2013 at 04:59 PM
    Hi All,I am planning a small saison recipe (OG 1.040 or less) using pilsner as the base (70%)
    with the remaining grist as rye (10%), wheat (10%), and oats (10%). I've never used oats
    before. All of th...

  • Posted in thread: Seconds attempt at a more aggressive Saison. on 05-10-2013 at 01:15 PM
    ++ Most saison recipes use simple sugar sources to get their characteristic high attenuation
    ++May be the key for what you are looking for. Try adding 7-10% of just plain table sugar to
    the grist. Add...

  • Posted in thread: Bottomland Farmhouse Ale on 05-10-2013 at 12:43 PM
    What temp do you store the beer while in secondary? Hold close to 68F?

  • Posted in thread: Commercial Beers available near Yellowstone NP on 04-12-2013 at 11:28 PM
    We will be staying at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel for the 1st part of the week which os near the
    north entrance. The later part of the week we move to Canyon Lodge which is southeast and more
    towards th...

  • Posted in thread: Commercial Beers available near Yellowstone NP on 04-12-2013 at 08:00 PM
    Hello HBT - I'll be visiting Yellowstone Park in June and was wondering if anyone has
    recommendations? Which commercial beers to pick up (Big Sky, others??) and any good retail

  • Posted in thread: Barrel + Bug Country = One happy guy! on 11-16-2012 at 08:13 PM
    Heh Coff - I'm in the area too but haven't been to Princeton Homebrew since they were actually
    in Priceton! How often do you see ECY available there? I've on the google group list but have
    not seen up...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Temps on 11-15-2012 at 07:27 PM
    Does everyone feel comfortable that a carboy 'stick on' thermometer is within 1 or 2 degrees of
    the worts fermentation temp? How about the temperature reading from a digital controller? I
    rely on both...

  • Posted in thread: your go to recipe - repeats only! on 11-01-2012 at 11:51 PM
    Sorry, no link to a recipe on the site. My current multi-repeat (5 times over this past summer)
    is Oldsock's petite saison. Recipe found in BYO July-August 2011 issue. The most refreshing
    beer I've ev...

  • Posted in thread: Do Saisons NEED to ferment at a high temp? on 10-21-2012 at 11:34 PM
    WLP566/Saison II can ferment in the low 60's. I believe McKenzie uses this strain for their
    saison and they keep it cool. And they won the gold at GABF 2007, 2008, and 2010 for the

  • Posted in thread: Roselare yeast blend question on 10-04-2012 at 02:18 PM
    Not to hijack your thread but with rosaelare blend did you just leave it in primary the whole
    time or did you rack it to secondary at any point ?I've gone both ways. Most recently I just
    pitched a sma...