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Ingredients / Re: Honey to help dry a saison
« on: October 13, 2013, 04:20:17 PM »

Thanks morticaixavier.  I will give it try.


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Ingredients / Re: Honey to help dry a saison
« on: October 13, 2013, 10:43:54 AM »
@morticaixavier

What flavor type contribution are you getting from honey in your saisons and how much are your using?

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Ingredients / Re: Honey to help dry a saison
« on: October 13, 2013, 06:18:51 AM »

Thanks for all the responses guys.  Having never used honey before I thought it would impart some type of distinctive dryness.

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Ingredients / Honey to help dry a saison
« on: October 12, 2013, 06:03:06 AM »
Howdy all,

I have read that honey can help "dry out" a beer.  I plan on a 1.052 saison using WY3711 fermenting in the mid to upper 60's.  How much honey will it take for a noticeable dryness and where in the process should it be added?

Cheers

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: belgian blonde cidery/acetaldehyde aroma
« on: September 14, 2013, 06:43:18 AM »

I'm not familiar with T-58 but I have done many Belgians with lots of sugar and not had those issues. I think that one week in primary may be the culprit based on the aromas you report.  FWIW I ferment my Belgians around three weeks to give the yeasts time to finish, clean-up and floc out.

Cheers

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Commercial Saisons
« on: September 12, 2013, 12:27:14 PM »
I just had a Magic Hat Séance dark saison.  Didn't know what to expect but it hits all the basics on the BJCP guidelines with the additional  touch of roastiness.  At 4.5% it drinks easy.

+1 on the Stillwater. Great beers.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: how to long to age a Belgian Blonde Ale?
« on: September 12, 2013, 06:56:22 AM »

Caveat - I bottle my beers.

I find all my Belgians will change character quite a bit over the first couple of months and the darker ones even longer.  First comp I ever won was with a Belgian blonde that was around 4 months old. 
Bottom line - drink it when you think its ready.

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I'm taking a hybrid approach to packaging before I go to full kegging.

 I brew mostly Belgians and have always carbonated/referment in the bottle. After 8 years I just started kegging but with a three gallon keg and bottling the other 2 gallons.  My bottled beer has a different character I like than the keg but the pita factor is getting old.
I like the keg for the convince of sharing but its not the better beer.  I will have to play with some recipe adjustments and carry on till I find some degree of consistency.  Madness!

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Beer Recipes / Re: Belgian IPA
« on: August 28, 2013, 01:49:50 PM »

ack! :o  My batch size defaults to 6 gals, that's why my numbers were lower. Carry on.


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Beer Recipes / Re: Belgian IPA
« on: August 28, 2013, 01:02:17 PM »

From the recipe, if I put 9lb. of liquid extract and 1lb of cane sugar in promash I get 1.060.  If its DME its 1.076.  According to promash  2012  ;)

I think Denny's version comes in around the higher OG.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Belgian IPA
« on: August 28, 2013, 09:42:53 AM »

The malt bill looks closer to a 1.057ish beer.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Session IPA and style guidlines
« on: August 26, 2013, 09:55:10 AM »

The body is perfect for a session.   I get good aromas from the late charge (manual whirlpool for 10 minutes) but not much flavor - yet.  Its only been kegged for 2 days and I will continue to test  :)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Session IPA and style guidlines
« on: August 25, 2013, 05:08:11 PM »
Can't imagine whose recipe that is. :)

I'd enter it as a speciality since you'll get dinged in either Pale or IPA.

Thanks for the recipe Drew.  First time using the San Diego yeast - great attenuation

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General Homebrew Discussion / Session IPA and style guidlines
« on: August 25, 2013, 04:11:13 PM »

  I brewed a session tropical IPA from Zymurgy (1.044 - Citra, galaxy and Amarillo).  What style category are folks entering their session IPAs.

Cheers

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Session tropical IPA from Zymurgy

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