Re: American Saison Anyone heard of this?

Mon May 20, 2013 7:46 pm

Sorachi Ace works really well, too. It's awesome in Brooklyn Brewery's saison.
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Re: American Saison Anyone heard of this?

Tue May 21, 2013 3:21 am

Mosaic would be nice as well.
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Re: American Saison Anyone heard of this?

Tue May 21, 2013 6:32 am

I like to do a blend of EKG and Cascade at flameout with my saison. The hop flavors go really well with the yeast flavors.
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Re: American Saison Anyone heard of this?

Tue May 21, 2013 7:19 am

I brewed a Octoberfest with similar intentions and was pleased how it turned out.
Everything was Octoberfest until 10 minutes left in the boil.
I loaded up on several 10 minute additions of Zythos, Cascade and Amarillo (1 oz each).
I also whirlpooled 1 minute additions of the same hops, also 1 oz each.
Then, I dry hopped with 1 oz each of Zythos, Hallertau and Amarillo for 10 days.

It turned out great with very little American grapefruit/citrus bitterness, but a shit ton of Aroma.
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Re: American Saison Anyone heard of this?

Tue May 21, 2013 3:32 pm

This is really good stuff guys. So what do you guys think about adding dried fruit peels in the WP? And what types. I am thinking of Grapefruit, Orange (sweet), lemon types. What do you guys recommend? Is this too much? and how about adding corriander & ginger to it. What can I expect if I add those adjuncts. I have never brewed a saison, that is why I have so many questions.
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Re: American Saison Anyone heard of this?

Tue May 21, 2013 5:47 pm

I'm not a big fan of lots of citrus peel in my saison, I feel it gets too close to the character of some of the wits. My most recent saison had white peppercorns and ginger added.
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Re: American Saison Anyone heard of this?

Tue May 21, 2013 9:39 pm

If you want peppery flavors, go for Grains of Paradise. That is signature to this style and Ommegon Hennepin is chock full of it.
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Re: American Saison Anyone heard of this?

Wed May 22, 2013 7:03 am

I just brewed a SMaSH Saison and so far it is probably the best beer I have made to date. I used 12#of pilsner malt and 2oz. Of Citra at 14.5% (.5oz @ 60min, .5oz @ 10 min, and 1oz @ flameout.) then the wyeast 3711. It went from 1.066 to 1.004 in 14 days. I will say that the next variation I brew of this I am going to add a second hop to have a little more diverse flavor.
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