2020-07-12

25B - (Standard) Saison

BJCP Style: 25B - Saison

The saison style is split into 3 sub categories: Table, Standard, and Super with corresponding ABVs. This one is the middle version and should come out between 5 and 6% ABV.

Full Recipe is on BrewersFriend but here's the TL;DR
  • 2020-7-11: Brewday
  • Malt: CO Proximity Pils
  • Hops: [Nugget] (Sorachi Ace) {Hallertau Blanc}
  • Yeast: Belle Saison
  • OG: 11.6°P; FG: 1°P; ABV 5.6%
  • 2020-7-13: dry hopped; 72g HB
  • 2020-7-15: cold crash
  • 2020-7-17: kegged
New Cereal Killer mill. Not as blazing fast as the old 3 roller Monster Mill but it does actually work so it's got that going for it which is nice. 

Mash temp

Floor Manager Steve

Saved Belle Saison from a batch of cider

Brew session beer: House Pilsner

Away we go. I tried to get fancy with the "S" and now it looks like "Gaison"

2020-7-13 (+2): Fermentation slowed. Added 72g (3g/L) Hallertau Blanc

2020-7-17 (+6): cold crashed (7/15) to drop out the dry hops then kegged. This seemed done enough (Belle Saison works fast) so I went ahead and keezered it. 

Looking like 1.004 or 1°P final gravity
 
2020-7-22 (+11): Sample. Still hazy even though it got a dose of gelatin. Hoppy with some saison peppery notes. A bit yeasty still but getting there. Very dry. 

2020-7-28 (+17): Clarity check. Getting there. Tasting cleaner but maintains a nice balance of peppery spicy saison yeast character and hops. 

2020-8-1 (+21): Full pour, mostly clear, very dry, and going down super easy. Tasty Belgian/American crispy boi saison!