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  1. snarf7

    WLP590 Saison

    I'm interested in hearing some feedback from folks who've used this strain and liked the results. I'm shooting for light to medium levels of fruit and spice (something that brings to mind apples, pears, honey with a little spicy kick to it). I want to shy away from the big punch of clove and...
  2. Phil_Ozzy_Fer

    Blended Yeast Strain

    Hello All, I'm brewing today (hooray!) and am trying a yeast I've never used before. Its a blended saison yeast. Information below: ---- Old World Saison Blend A characterful blend of two classic Saison strains. Produces complex fruit and black pepper notes along with a reliable, fast and...
  3. C

    Secondary fermentation temp for saison

    Sorry if this is a question that has been asked before. I have just brewed a saison using Mangrove Jacks M29 at 28C in my lovely temp controlled fridge and it is just about ready for bottling. I am keen to start my next brew, a brown ale which will ferment at 19-21C. Usually i keep my newly...
  4. N

    Oaked Saison feedback

    This is my first ever saison. I decided to get a little crazy and do something aged on oak with wine because I've had a few similar examples I've really enjoyed. I mostly chose the malt bill because it's what I have on hand, but if you have any suggestions on adjustments up/down please let me...
  5. M

    3711 Saison - Like a punch in the nose

    Hey guys, I typically love saisons, and want to develop a recipe that I am happy with and can make repeatedly. I brewed a Saison a month or so ago (recipe below) with 3711 French Saison yeast from a Wyeast smack pack. I am really satisfied with the color and head of this beer, and I can't...
  6. gradnin

    Irish Stout Malt in a Saison?

    Has anyone tried using Irish Stout Malt in a Saison? My LHBS just started carrying it. The backstory here is that a while ago I went to make an all-grain Saison with 65% Pilsner, 15% Rye, 8% Caramel Wheat, and 8% Flaked Wheat and 2% Clear Candi Sugar. I accidentally bought Pale Malt instead...
  7. H

    Saison for a hot, 3 day weekend in George, WA

    Putting together 2 beers for labor day weekend. This is beer #2 which I want to do a saison and let the temps fly during the ferment. Here is the recipe I have, looking for any thoughts or feedback and will post results for these beers as well Mash @146F Vienna 8.5# White Wheat 2.0# Flaked Oats...
  8. T

    Prairie Vous Francais extract clone help!

    I really want to jump into a sour beer with something low abv, crisp, and refreshing. Could anyone help with an extract clone of Prairie Vous Francais from Prairie Artisan Ales? This is what the website says, “Prairie Vous Francais is our farmhouse ale modeled after our first beer, Prairie...
  9. Evan La Marr

    High Temp Fermentation - Saison

    The highest approved temp I’ve seen advertised for a Saison yeast is 80°, but I’ve seen several posts on one forum or another by brewers who say the let theirs get between 80°-95°. What’s the deal with the discrepancy? Has anyone had a positive experience with letting theirs get above 80°? If...
  10. Evan La Marr

    Tripel with Saison Yeast and Temps

    Hey everyone, My wife’s favorite beers are Tripels, and I’d like to brew one. However, I don’t have temp control yet, and all the yeasts I see for Tripel recipes require that. Is it possible to brew a Tripel or Tripel-like beer with Saison yeast at the stereotypical warm temps Saisons are...
  11. jakegreen58

    This is my take on a cucumber saison.

    I have wanted to brew a cucumber saison for some time. Once I tried Cigar City's Good Gourd, I was hooked. I understand that it might be a "love it or hate it" sort of beer. But I finally took a shot a making my own cucumber saison. I will let you know how it was brewed and describe how it...
  12. T

    Saison aged on pressed grape skins

    Would love some advice if anyone has experience with this. I have about 2kg of pressed pinot noir grape skins that I am planning to age a saison on. The saison is a pretty close clone of Saison Dupont. How much grape skins and for how long do you think I should age a 5 gallon/19 litre batch for...
  13. zhooker

    Test Batch w/ Fruit + Store-Bought Beer

    Brewing a saison in a few days, to which I'd like to add some Japanese apricot syrup in secondary. This fruit itself is exceptionally tart, so usually it is mixed 50/50 by weight with a sweetener such as brown sugar, left to macerate/ferment/stew, with the resultant syrup then pasteurized and...
  14. D

    Belgians, saisons, and other high temp ferm recipe suggestions

    Hey everyone, So call me crazy but I don't currently have the time or capital to outfit an old mini fridge into a ferm chamber (I'd need to extend the fridge and get a temp control unit, not rocket science but a small investment none the less for later). In the meantime id like to brew something...
  15. R

    How long before Pediococcus starts souring

    Hi all, We had long time plans to do a sour. So recently (14-1-2018) we set out to do a graded souring. We brewed a saison which we fermented with WLP566 (Belgain Saison II). After two weeks (28-1), when airlock activity and gravity readings came to an arrest, we pitched in a package of Wyeast...
  16. G

    Intentionally stressing the yeast - looking for advice

    I am looking for experienced brewers, who can tell how they intentionally stressed yeast when going for specific flavours (e.g. for Saisons, Farmhouse ales). I've read some people here using 20% less yeast and saying it is for stressing the yeast, but pure logic contradicts that 20% can mean...
  17. K

    saison off flavour from heat mat?

    I just racked a split batch: 3 fermenters, 3 separate saison yeasts (WLP566, M29 and BE-134). I have two heaters (the flat mat type that goes under the fermenter) + controllers for each. The set-up I settled on was to control the WLP566 batch and M29 batch and then I balanced the BE-134 on top...
  18. G

    Inland Island Saison/Brett Blend INIS1S2B

    Anyone out there have experience with this blend. I picked up some out of date vials, only to find nothing on Inland Island's website about characteristics of this stuff. From the product number, I am guessing that it is 1 sacch and 2 brett strains, but what sacch and what bretts? They (Inland...
  19. The Decembeerist

    Classic Saison - 2 Time Best of Show Winner

    10 GALLON SAISON RECIPE: GRAINS 17 lbs Franco/Belgian Pilsner Malt 2 lbs CaraPils 3 lbs Vienna Malt HOPS 2 oz Perle Hops (60 mins) 2 oz East Kent Golding Hops (10 mins) 3 oz Saaz Hops (0 min) YEAST French Saison Yeast (Wyeast 3711) WHIRLPOOL ADDITIONS 2 TBS fresh cracked coriander...
  20. ForRealBeer

    Added Fruit Juice To Saison Clone, Still Ferminting 3wks Later...

    This is not my first time to the rodeo, and with over a couple of hundred batches brewing, thought I had seen most everything that could happen. Well, that just goes to show you! :) Anyway, I added roughly 64 ounces of apple juice mixed with a cherry juice concentrate -- both "all natural"...
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