Summer Nelson Saison

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Summer Nelson Saison

Post by jeffsmith » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:55 am

Since the warm weather is approaching and I've got some Belgian yeast on the way, figured I should start thinking about a nice dry saison.

Colour: 5.2 SRM
36IBU
OG 1.048
5.6% ABV
Mash at 149ºF (75% eff)
90 minute boil

Grist
7lb 14oz (77.0 %) Canadian 2-Row Pilsen Malt
1lb 4oz (12.0 %) Rye Malt
3.3 oz (2.0 %) Belgian Caramunich Malt 120
14.70 oz (9.0 %) Sugar - White Sugar/Sucrose (end of boil)

Hops
NZ Nelson Sauvin (11.9 %AA) 0.25 oz 60 Min
NZ Nelson Sauvin (11.9 %AA) 0.25 oz 30 Min
NZ Nelson Sauvin (11.9 %AA) 0.50 oz 20 Min
NZ Nelson Sauvin (11.9 %AA) 0.50 oz 10 Min
NZ Nelson Sauvin (11.9 %AA) 0.50 oz 5 Min
NZ Nelson Sauvin (11.9 %AA) 1.00 oz At turn off

White Labs WLP550-Belgian Ale
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Re: Summer Nelson Saison

Post by JohnnyMac » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:38 pm

That looks good Jeff. I've got a saison in the fermenter too, we should trade a few when they're ready.
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Re: Summer Nelson Saison

Post by jeffsmith » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:17 pm

I'd be up for that. It'll likely be near a month before I get a chance to brew mine though. Have an
IPA on deck next.

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Re: Summer Nelson Saison

Post by LiverDance » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:42 pm

Jeff, how did this one turn out? I'm looking at doing a rye saison and was wondering how much the 12% brought to the beer.
"Twenty years ago — a time, by the way, that hops such as Simcoe and Citra were already being developed, but weren’t about to find immediate popularity — there wasn’t a brewer on earth who would have gone to the annual Hop Growers of American convention and said, “I’m going to have a beer that we make 4,000 barrels of, one time a year. It flies off the shelf at damn near $20 a six-pack, and you know what it smells like? It smells like your cat ate your weed and then pissed in the Christmas tree.” - Bell’s Brewery Director of Operations John Mallet on the scent of their popular Hopslam.

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Post by jeffsmith » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:48 pm

It was great, but when I made it last year (15 gallons of it) I upped the rye to 20%. Was much happier with it.

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Re: Summer Nelson Saison

Post by LiverDance » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:54 pm

jeffsmith wrote:It was great, but when I made it last year (15 gallons of it) I upped the rye to 20%. Was much happier with it.
Ok, i'm sitting at 23% in my recipe so that sounds good to me. :cheers3:
"Twenty years ago — a time, by the way, that hops such as Simcoe and Citra were already being developed, but weren’t about to find immediate popularity — there wasn’t a brewer on earth who would have gone to the annual Hop Growers of American convention and said, “I’m going to have a beer that we make 4,000 barrels of, one time a year. It flies off the shelf at damn near $20 a six-pack, and you know what it smells like? It smells like your cat ate your weed and then pissed in the Christmas tree.” - Bell’s Brewery Director of Operations John Mallet on the scent of their popular Hopslam.

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