We (Matt, John, and I) started another brew on Sunday July 5th. We chose a Saison (French for Season), a summer pale ale traditionally brewed in farmhouses of the French speaking are of Belgium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saison). I had one of these Ale’s at Bottle Rock a couple days ago and shared a special bottle with Katie a day later. They are awesome. Ours is spiced with bitter orange peel, belgian candi sugar, and coriander. I’m really excited about this one as it’s my second All-Grain beer and it met the gravity requirement perfectly this time. This morning it was furiously fermenting well on it’s way to exploding in my closet. This was the first All-Grain brew that Matt, John, and I have done together. We started at 12 and ended at around 6. Marathon Day.
TRB Summer Saison
Grains – Pilsen Malt, Dark/Light Munich, Caravienne, and Caramunich
Yeast – Wyeast Bel Saison
Hops – Challenger, Saaz, Styrian Golding
Spice – Coriander & Biter Orange Peel
OG – 1.058 PA – 7.5%
Fermentation: Bubbling like crazy
Blonde – Bottled 6 days / 8 days to go
Amber – Primary Fermenter 9 days / 1-2 days to go. No bubbles.