Archive for June, 2016

AG#60 – Bon Bon Saison


Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 27.90 l
Post Boil Volume: 23.40 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 19.00 l
Bottling Volume: 17.00 l
Estimated OG: 1.048 SG
Estimated Color: 8.5 EBC
Estimated IBU: 20.9 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 58.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 68.7 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
3.00 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins Water Agent 1 –
3.065 kg Bohemian Pilsner Malt, Weyermann (4.0 EB Grain 2 60.0 %
1.532 kg Vienna Malt (6.9 EBC) Grain 3 30.0 %
0.511 kg Wheat Malt, Bel (3.9 EBC) Grain 4 10.0 %
25 g Styrian Goldings [3.80 %] – Boil 60.0 mi Hop 5 13.9 IBUs
0.50 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 6 –
30 g Saaz [4.80 %] – Boil 10.0 min Hop 7 4.2 IBUs
30 g Styrian Goldings [3.80 %] – Boil 5.0 min Hop 8 2.8 IBUs
8.00 Items Black Pepper (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 9 –
8.00 g Coriander Seed (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 10 –
1.0 pkg Belgian Saison I Ale (White Labs #WLP565 Yeast 11 –
1.0 pkg Belgian Saison II Yeast (White Labs #WLP Yeast 12 –
Mash Schedule: Bubbles’ Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 5.108 kg
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 14.30 l of water at 71.2 C 65.0 C 60 min

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun , 19.21l) of 77.0 C water

23/06/2015 – Primed with 169g corn sugar (18 litres at 3.2 vol). 12 x 750ml bottles and 18 x 500ml bottles.

02/10/2016 – Been cracking into this for the last couple of weeks. It’s turned out fantastically well. I really like what the Vienna malt brings to the party. I’d even up the Vienna to 40% next time. I’m not getting much of the spices contained in the recipe above though. Good head retention and the caronation is spot on. I really love the sessionable saisons.

11/10/2016 – This is really great. Next time I’d definitely consider upping the Vienna, or even using this recipe as a base for an American saison. Maybe some Belma or Amarillo hops.

22/11/2016 – Hmm.. The last couple of bottles of this that I’ve sampled have had a little more tartness than I would have been expecting. I’ve even suspected a hint of acetic character. I don’t suppose it matters much as there’s only one bottle left, but it’s odd how I only started noticing this in the last month or so.


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