Saison - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Saison

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-28-2013, 02:24 AM   #1
MSamu
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
Yucca Valley, CA
Posts: 72
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



Considering brewing a saison. Does it ferment at ale temp or larger temp. I Don't have the setup for larger.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 02:53 AM   #2
mb82
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
Charlottesville, Va
Posts: 706
Liked 70 Times on 59 Posts


Ale+++ Some yeast varieties like temps upwards of 85degF. They like to start at normal Ale temps then ramp up over the fermenting cycle.
__________________
Suburban Farmhouse Brewery

Primary: Home Hops 15 IPA
Bottled: Huis Koyt, Summer In Sommelsdijk, Trekker Huis ( Tractor House) Saison
Up coming beers: Higgs Special with Homegrown hops

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 02:56 AM   #3
ChshreCat
 
ChshreCat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 11,533
Liked 543 Times on 435 Posts


Yep. Saison yeasts like it warm. The low start helps hold down fusel alcohol, then you let it rise until it finishes out.
__________________
"Science + beer = good!"
-Adam Savage

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 02:57 AM   #4
ChshreCat
 
ChshreCat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 11,533
Liked 543 Times on 435 Posts


And I highly recommend Wyeast 3711 yeast. It's a monster and doesn't stall out like some saison yeasts tend to.
__________________
"Science + beer = good!"
-Adam Savage

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 03:04 AM   #5
buzbey
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
best valley schity, salt city utah
Posts: 289
Liked 34 Times on 21 Posts


So start around 65 then raise the temp up over 24 hours? Or how slow should I do it? I to am considering a saison for my next brew using wyeast 3724. It like the temp of 70 to 95. Also do you guys have any tips of keeping it at this temp? I was thinking tuberware with a fish tank heater.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 03:18 AM   #6
ChshreCat
 
ChshreCat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 11,533
Liked 543 Times on 435 Posts


Fermentation is an exothermic reaction so it's going to generate it's own heat. If you're not keeping your fermenter in a really cold area you can probably just wrap it in an old blanket and it'll warm itself.

Probably want to keep it cool for about the first 24 hours after the first signs of fermentation and then let it heat up on it's own.
__________________
"Science + beer = good!"
-Adam Savage

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 03:19 AM   #7
ChshreCat
 
ChshreCat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 11,533
Liked 543 Times on 435 Posts


Note that 3724 is famous for stalling out and taking forever to finish up.
__________________
"Science + beer = good!"
-Adam Savage

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 05:40 AM   #8
bleme
 
bleme's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Visalia, CA
Posts: 2,102
Liked 320 Times on 234 Posts


I've made two batches with 3522 Ardennes. Great stuff! Started both batches at 68. Let the first rise to 75F and the 2nd to 85F.

I also added a pound of date sugar to the second when I let it rise. I like them both but I definitely prefer the Date Saison.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 05:49 AM   #9
ILoveBeer2
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Orange County, CA
Posts: 109
Liked 13 Times on 12 Posts


I did a Saison with WLP565. Pitched at 80F and turned on the heat pad to hold the temp. Accidently hit 90 for 12 hours. Turned out to be a very good beer. Even the BMC crowd liked it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 12:54 PM   #10
beergolf
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
beergolf's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
collingswood, nj
Posts: 5,990
Liked 1205 Times on 819 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by ChshreCat View Post
And I highly recommend Wyeast 3711 yeast. It's a monster and doesn't stall out like some saison yeasts tend to.
This is a good choice for your first Saison. It is not as finicky as some of the other Saison yeasts. Works in a wide temp range, and always finishes low.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pumpkin saison advice - saison des potimarrons koubiak Recipes/Ingredients 2 09-11-2012 12:25 AM
WLP565 Belgian Saison Yeast in a Black Saison JLW Fermentation & Yeast 26 08-02-2012 02:40 AM
Saison Au Courant (Black Currant Saison) Homebrewtastic Recipes/Ingredients 6 05-31-2012 02:02 PM
I'm looking for a saison recipe that will resemble this rock bottom saison wadeo All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10 01-09-2012 01:33 PM
How quickly can I serve a saison using WLP565 saison yeast ThreeDogsNE Fermentation & Yeast 1 07-19-2011 10:05 PM


Forum Jump