It took off very quickly and is currently at 64F. I was thinking about keeping it at 64-65 for the first couple of days, ramping to 68 for a couple more, then letting free rise up to 75 or so.
It depends on the strain and what you're after. Your plan would work fine, or to get a little more of the yeast character (which I like in saison) you could hold at 67F-ish for a couple days , then just let rise and hold at ~ 75F. It'll be good regardless.
Thanks Jon. I think this time around I am going to restrain it just a bit. Saison for beginners if you will. I am just starting to get into Belgians and Saisons can be a little hit and miss for me. I am thinking keeping it a bit more neutral this go around to see how I like it. In my mind, I am thinking about more of 'cleaner' Saison. Blasphemy, I know...