Originally Posted by brianm317
Has anyone done a low alcohol version? say less than 4.5 %. If so, please let us know what you did and how it came out.
I did a 4.5 ish.
11 gal batch.
18 pilsner malt
2 Rye malt
1 crystal 30
Mashed at 150 for 70 minutes
Sparged at 170
7 oz home grown cascade leaf
2 @ 60
1 @ 30
1 @ Flameout
White labs 535 French saison 2 weeks at 80F
Started at 1.048
Finished at 1.002
Kegged and carbed at 11psi for 4 days.
This beer is light and refreshing
Peppery notes, a little lemony, not to hoppy, the fruitiness of the cascade is a good match.
Really drinkable. The saison yeast really shines through in this beer.
Best beer I've ever made? Maybe.
My favorite right now.
Next time a little darker , maybe 1.5 60l crystal and ? Not sure what else.