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Re: Single hop saison idea
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2014, 07:04:02 AM »
I meant no munich or vienna with two row. I almost always use 5-10% munich or vienna with pils.
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Re: Single hop saison idea
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2014, 07:13:36 AM »

I meant no munich or vienna with two row. I almost always use 5-10% munich or vienna with pils.

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I would go as far as saying no 2-row period. I don't think it would hold up being so dry.
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Re: Single hop saison idea
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2014, 07:19:52 AM »
Yeah, just not as good (or authentic) a product with 2-row IMO.
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Re: Single hop saison idea
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2014, 12:53:21 PM »
I've done really well in competition with Great Western NW Pale ale malt as a Saison basemalt. Maybe not as traditional as a Pilsner malt, but I prefer it.

Oh yeah, and a little bit of Caramunich.

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Re: Single hop saison idea
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2014, 11:34:11 AM »
I'll stick to a bill of pils, rye, Munich and Vienna.  Do you feel that dry hopping with galaxy would be. Fine shile preserving yeast character since it really only plays role in aroma?

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Re: Single hop saison idea
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2014, 11:46:12 AM »
I'll stick to a bill of pils, rye, Munich and Vienna.  Do you feel that dry hopping with galaxy would be. Fine shile preserving yeast character since it really only plays role in aroma?

I think it'll be lovely.

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Re: Single hop saison idea
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2014, 05:50:38 PM »
So I overhit the gravity a bit, I think I underestimated my extract efficiency and got something closer to 8% ABV saison, with Pils, Rye, Munich and used 2 ozs of Galaxy in boil spread out, plus dry hopped 2 ounces.  I used the Farmhouse Blend Wyeast Private collection.

The product was great, definitely get fruity esters and a touch of tartness from the yeast and the phenols from the Galaxy hops.  It works really well. I think now, I will dial back a bit on the malt bill to try to get a 6.5-7% saison and maybe try Citra with Peppercorns or Perhaps Amarillo.  But overall quite pleased with this recipe as a starting point. As soon as I figure out posting a picture of my latest, I will.  Thanks for the help!