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Old 10-27-2011, 02:04 AM   #1
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I recently tried Boulevard's Tank 7, and fell in love. I am tryong to make something similar (although not a clone).

Please critique

Amount Item Type % or IBU
1.00 lb Wheat Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 10.73 %
6.00 lb Wheat Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 64.38 %
0.66 lb Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) Grain 7.08 %
0.66 lb Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Grain 7.08 %
1.00 oz Falconers Flight [10.50 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops -
1.00 oz Falconers Flight [10.50 %] (60 min) Hops 27.7 IBU
0.50 oz Falconers Flight [10.50 %] (15 min) Hops 6.9 IBU
0.50 oz Falconers Flight [10.50 %] (0 min) Hops -
1.00 lb Turbinado (10.0 SRM) Sugar 10.73 %
1 Pkgs Wyeast 3711 (Wyeast #3711) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.062 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.018 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.77 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.65 %
Bitterness: 34.5 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 8.9 SRM Color: Color

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Old 06-05-2014, 06:59 AM   #2
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1010 measured original gravity? i hope this is an error!!

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Old 06-05-2014, 07:38 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by andrea93 View Post
1010 measured original gravity? i hope this is an error!!
Beersmith likes to give wonky "measured" numbers for gravity readings and volumes when you create a recipe. The OP is asking for a recipe critique, it's quite clear that the beer hasn't been brewed yet...

As for the recipe: take anything I have to say with several grains of salt, since I A) have never had a Saison (credit that to living in China) B) have never had Tank 7 and C) have never made a Saison.

That said, there's a Tank 7 clone recipe here and it's a little over 30% wheat, and even that is wheatier than most Saison recipes. Yours is over 80% wheat. I'm not one of those well-informed or experienced brewers who can tell you what that'll do to your beer, but it's likely to turn out vastly different from the Tank 7 you're trying to approximate.

Also, why the dash of flaked corn? That seems like more of a light lager ingredient than Saison material. What are you trying to accomplish with it?
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Old 06-07-2014, 04:48 PM   #4
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Apparently, Boulevard provided this guy with ingredients and percentages.

TL;DR There is flaked corn, but reduce the wheat.

It's difficult to say any ingredient doesn't belong in a saison. It's the true kitchen sink beer!
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