That looks really nice!
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I'm glad that recipe continues to work for people! It seems to be pretty well loved across the board.
Which reminds me.. gotta go rack my smoked boddington's
Depends. I brew a number of different Saisons. Some I drink fresh. Other I might age for 2 weeks and other 4-6 weeks. It just depends on the OG and yeast. I have some Saisons that are several years old - way past their prime. I have some soured saisons that are over a year old that I haven't even tasted yet.
The saison I brew most frequently though I age for about 2 weeks and drink. it is a 1.060ish Saison spiced with Ginger and Lime leaves. It is best fresh.
I was once a MO only brewer but I have since move on to Golden Promise. My homebrew club did a Malt Tea(mashed at 150 for 30 min) tasting last week and it is amazing the difference between domestic 2 row, domestic 6 row and the British (MO and GP) malts. You will not be disappointed with the MO. I would recommend doing a malt tea tasting as a club presentation or on your own to see the difference between malts that you will use as a base to get a better understanding of what you are starting with. for yourself all you need is to crush 4 oz and mash for 30 minutes or so. For a group of 15 we used 8 ounces per malt with 8 different malts. Very informative.
What are people's experience with using 10 gallon Rubbermaid water coolers? What is the maximun capacity for those coolers? I have figured that about 24lb of grain with a ratio of 1.33 qt/lb is about the max, but some discussion I have read seem to indicate that more can be used (with a lower water to grain ratio, I would assume). I've never maxed it out, but I plan on doing so soon.
I brewed a Black IPA a few weeks ago. It turned out great. As suggested by my wife we're calling "Darker Shade of Pale", with a nod to Procol Harum.
Nice system! I'm just doing a gravity fed system but it is much easier now that I built a brew stand instead of stacking things up in a precarious balancing act as I used to.