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Offline BrodyR

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Dark Saison?
« on: August 31, 2014, 12:49:35 PM »
Hi everyone, any thoughts on this recipe for a dark saison-ish fall brew? I've been meaning to brew a black IPA for the fall but at the same time the ambient temperature in my house is still a bit high for US-05 so with the kegerator full I figured I'd try out a saison yeast.

Batch Size: 3.25 gallons

Vienna:              5.5 lbs (86%)
Midnight Wheat: 0.5 lbs (8%)
Flaked Oats:       3.0 oz (3%)
Rye Malt:           3.0 oz (3%)

Galaxy: 0.5 oz @ 15m (19 IBUs)
Galaxy: 1.5 oz during the hop stand (60m @ 170f)
Galaxy: 2.0 oz dry hopped in keg

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Re: Dark Saison?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2014, 12:50:25 PM »
go for it. seems like it will be tasty
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Re: Dark Saison?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2014, 03:45:19 PM »
I would leave out the dry hops to let the spiciness of the rye and yeast shine, and maybe add a little bit of plain sugar or clear candi syrup.  Otherwise, looks great.
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Re: Dark Saison?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2014, 03:53:46 PM »
I would leave out the dry hops, and maybe add a little bit of plain sugar or clear candi syrup.  Otherwise, looks great.

I've been debating about switching out the dry hops for a couple lbs of cranberries