Iordz, you seem to know your Saisons. Got a quick question for you - could you tell me if the brew sounds about right, judging by the following taste description? Bear in mind that I added 2 lbs of clear candi sugar and 1.5 oz. of orange peel to this 8 gallon batch. The hops for this one are some generic bittering, with Saaz and Tettnanger for an IBU rating of 38.
The initial taste is generically citrusy, changing into a more grapefruit-like taste. After that fades a bit, the phenolic spices come into the taste, then both merge together, becoming a grapefruity, spicy taste with a fairly evenly balanced hop and malt aftertaste.
I know it's green beer, but this is my first "real" Saison and I was hoping it sounds all right. I just expected more bubblegum or pear or apple flavor, but maybe the high phenolics is due to the 80+ fermentation temperature I've been doing. Thanks again.
Originally Posted by landhoney
Why the rush to bottle? I'd wait to make sure it was done, I let the beer tell me its ready not vice-versa.
Normally, I wouldn't rush it, but I promised someone I'd get started on a brew for them and it has to be ready to go by the 26th of June. Just trying to micro-manage the fermenter. : / I may try to see if I can find another way around it, though.