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Re: citra saison
« Reply #45 on: February 04, 2015, 08:46:44 PM »
come on! You are giving away that recipe for free? And I had to buy the whole book! 

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Re: citra saison
« Reply #46 on: February 04, 2015, 09:28:12 PM »
I bought the book as well. I think table of contents lists it as on page 25, but I believe it's on 26. Don't have it in front of me at the moment. Another note for errata Drew or am I remembering incorrectly?

edit: it is listed as 125 but is on 126, very minor detail, just a little fyi
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Re: citra saison
« Reply #47 on: February 04, 2015, 10:04:37 PM »
Tsssk, that would explain the loss leader thing.
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Re: citra saison
« Reply #48 on: February 06, 2015, 03:16:47 PM »
Classy Drew. 8) Your marketing techniques must be working because the book is now out of stock!!

Very elegant.
Wow, I would have seriously over-Citrasized my attempts.  Thanks.

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Re: citra saison
« Reply #49 on: February 06, 2015, 03:22:25 PM »
In stock on Amazon. Also there is always the Kindle edition.


And never mind - It was in stock when I looked a couple of days ago.
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Re: citra saison
« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2015, 09:23:44 PM »
Just tasted homoeccentricus' Citra Saison.
Fresh and young, which means yay Citra, but also hmmm saison?

I liked it a lot, with a few minor buts. Citra was dosed just right, and paired quite well with the wheat. That being said: wheat has a tartness which I often find distracting. In this case, it left me wanting for something more than only Citra to pair it with.
Interesting beer in that it was obviously very dry, but not empty (except for my remark about the Citra-wheat combo). Yeast presence was maybe not as pronounced as I'd expected, but I gather he fermented slightly cooler than I did, making for a cleaner, wheatier beer.

This is an excellent quencher at this stage: fresh and refreshing, light without using the dreaded "crisp" word. Perhaps not as saison-y in yeast profile, but after a hot day of harvesting, I'd gladly dig up a jug of this and wash away the chaff.
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Re: citra saison
« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2015, 08:28:43 AM »
Just tasted homoeccentricus' Citra Saison.
Fresh and young, which means yay Citra, but also hmmm saison?

I liked it a lot, with a few minor buts. Citra was dosed just right, and paired quite well with the wheat. That being said: wheat has a tartness which I often find distracting. In this case, it left me wanting for something more than only Citra to pair it with.
Interesting beer in that it was obviously very dry, but not empty (except for my remark about the Citra-wheat combo). Yeast presence was maybe not as pronounced as I'd expected, but I gather he fermented slightly cooler than I did, making for a cleaner, wheatier beer.

This is an excellent quencher at this stage: fresh and refreshing, light without using the dreaded "crisp" word. Perhaps not as saison-y in yeast profile, but after a hot day of harvesting, I'd gladly dig up a jug of this and wash away the chaff.

Thank you for the positive points. I blame Drew entirely for the flaws.
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Re: citra saison
« Reply #52 on: February 07, 2015, 03:11:55 PM »
I blame Drew entirely for the flaws.

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Re: citra saison
« Reply #53 on: March 09, 2015, 03:10:28 PM »
1) basic version. Will likely be dryhopped with more Citra.
2) Cul de Chien: added syrup I made from about 2 dozen bletted medlars, half a lemon, and sugar.
3) basic + Orval dregs for Brett funk and rustic saison character.


Reporting, with a couple of weeks of secondary behind us.

1) coming along nicely. Citra pairs well with the 3711. Nice and dry, without being watery.
3) Brett is barely noticeable, but a nice addition. Brings the whole beer together. Curious how this will develop further as time goes by.
2) slightly tannic, but the medlars impart a nice rustic somethingness which pairs well with the hops and the yeast. A little extra fermentation.

All 3 have turned clear if slightly hazy. Turning into quite decent brews if I say so myself.
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Re: citra saison
« Reply #54 on: March 10, 2015, 04:04:21 PM »
I blame Drew entirely for the flaws.

Don't we all?

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