Apple Saison idea.... ???? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Apple Saison idea.... ????

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-13-2011, 11:31 PM   #1
beergolf
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
beergolf's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
collingswood, nj
Posts: 5,838
Liked 1129 Times on 771 Posts



I have been toying with this idea for a while now. My wife has asked for some cider so I have been looking at cider recipes and will do one for her, but I got the idea of doing and apple saison for myself.

I am thinking of doing a simple saison recipe. Extract with steeping grains, partial boil. I then want to use about 1/2 to 1 gallon of apple juice as some of the top off liquid.

Something pretty simple. Pilsner, some cara-vienne, some sugar, simple hops and the apple juice. 3711 should chew through everything and make a nice dry saison with a slight apple flavor.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Not sure how to figure the gravity addition of the apple juice but overlyconcerned about that.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 11:41 PM   #2
BargainFittings
Sponsor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
 
BargainFittings's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
Allen TX
Posts: 1,992
Liked 80 Times on 71 Posts


I would not worry so much about the additional sugar. It will all dry out bone dry anyway so you will be good to go.

The fruity apple aroma should blend well with the spice of the saison yeast.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2011, 01:31 AM   #3
WolvinMaine
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Maine
Posts: 99
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


This may sound a bit odd, but you may want to try adding a touch of chamomile to the brew. I have found that chamomile has a bit of a sweet apple aroma/taste and may help boost that. Also, you could add the juice in secondary, where the less vigorous fermentation will scrub out less of your aroma compounds. If you are using cider pressed from a local orchard, if it is not pasteurized, you are running the risk of introducing some funky bugs, but who knows, that may actually work out for you!
__________________
http://grainandgrain.com/

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2011, 01:52 AM   #4
beergolf
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
beergolf's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
collingswood, nj
Posts: 5,838
Liked 1129 Times on 771 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by WolvinMaine View Post
This may sound a bit odd, but you may want to try adding a touch of chamomile to the brew. I have found that chamomile has a bit of a sweet apple aroma/taste and may help boost that. Also, you could add the juice in secondary, where the less vigorous fermentation will scrub out less of your aroma compounds. If you are using cider pressed from a local orchard, if it is not pasteurized, you are running the risk of introducing some funky bugs, but who knows, that may actually work out for you!
Never thought about chamomile... since this is one of my experimental brews I am open to trying different ideas. I have a carboy that is used for brews that need a lot of time to mature soI can try stuff without messing up my pipeline.

In the cider part of the recipe forum there is a recipe that calls for some tea and a lime with the cider. Maybe chamomile tea and some apple juice would be a good combo.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2011, 02:02 AM   #5
WolvinMaine
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Maine
Posts: 99
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


You can always just make a concentrated chamomile tea, pull a sample, add it and see if you like it. Like I said, just a thought. I got the idea from a metheglin I made with chamomile, has a strong apple taste.


__________________
http://grainandgrain.com/

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Smoked Saison idea NYCBrewGuy Recipes/Ingredients 14 03-15-2015 03:27 PM
Apple Wheat (When to add the apple) scottyg354 Recipes/Ingredients 2 09-12-2011 10:47 PM
Silly idea? Normal idea? dougdecinces Recipes/Ingredients 3 06-25-2011 10:51 PM
Saison recipe idea, looking for feedback. Fetus Recipes/Ingredients 10 06-10-2010 07:34 PM
Saison Troubadour (first Saison) steelerguy Recipes/Ingredients 2 03-12-2010 03:11 PM


Forum Jump