« on: May 26, 2011, 08:02:45 AM »
I brewed an Artisanal version of a Biere De Garde as per Markowski's Farmhouse Ales. Followed the recipe as per the book, also followed the mash schedule for a fermentable wort as per the book and I used the following yeast...
Wyeast 3725-PC Bier de Garde Yeast
Beer Styles: Saison, Biere de Garde, Belgian Blonde Ale, Belgian Pale Ale, Belgian Golden Strong Ale
Profile: Low to moderate ester production with subtle spiciness. Malty and full on the palate with initial sweetness. Finishes dry and slightly tart. Ferments well with no sluggishness.
Alc. Tolerance 12% ABV
Temp. Range 70-84°F (21-29°C)
The beer went from OG 1.081 to FG 1.011. It looks great, smells great even tastes great at first but it finishes hot with fusels!! This is usually a yeast by product when fermenting too warm but this yeast temp tolerances are from 70 to 84 and I fermented at 70 degrees ambient temperature. I would have thought that wouldn't have been a problem but now my beer is hot with fusels. This is frustrating to say the least. Any idea what culd have happened here? If this beer salvageable? Will the heat subside over time??