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Re: Wyeast 3711 French Saison
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2016, 03:33:10 PM »
Even down at 1.002, I've never had a beer that seemed thin or watery at all.


+1. Always has a nice mouthfeel to me @ 1.002ish. I can see building up body slightly but definitely not at the expense of finishing too high. My best saisons finish in the 1.004-1.002 range. Even lower occasionally.
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Re: Wyeast 3711 French Saison
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2016, 03:45:38 PM »
My record low FG is 1.000 with WLP565. Bone dry but no thin/wateriness with that one.

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Re: Wyeast 3711 French Saison
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2016, 04:02:45 PM »
Pitch around 75F and let it free rise to 85F. Hold until fermentation ends and then cut off the heat and let it finish at ambient. Definitely needs a month or two of age to hit its stride at those temps.

I find 3711 too bland at cooler temperatures for my tastes.

Hmmm.  I definitely want the yeast character to be at the forefront with this beer.  I may have to go with the warmer ferment and some aging.

Overall really terrific posts here!
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Re: Wyeast 3711 French Saison
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2016, 05:20:08 PM »
Pitch around 75F and let it free rise to 85F. Hold until fermentation ends and then cut off the heat and let it finish at ambient. Definitely needs a month or two of age to hit its stride at those temps.

I find 3711 too bland at cooler temperatures for my tastes.

Hmmm.  I definitely want the yeast character to be at the forefront with this beer.  I may have to go with the warmer ferment and some aging.

Overall really terrific posts here!
I don't mind waiting when it's over 6.5%, but when I make low gravity saisons I want them ready quickly.

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Re: Wyeast 3711 French Saison
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2016, 06:10:09 PM »
Another thing to watch out for is bitterness. Because the final beer is so dry, excessive bitterness really sticks out. I wouldn't go over 25 IBUs.

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Re: Wyeast 3711 French Saison
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2016, 07:08:59 PM »
Another thing to watch out for is bitterness. Because the final beer is so dry, excessive bitterness really sticks out. I wouldn't go over 25 IBUs.

I had the same thought.  Then couple that with the pepper and citrus esters...  20 IBU's planned
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Re: Wyeast 3711 French Saison
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2016, 07:15:13 PM »
Another thing to watch out for is bitterness. Because the final beer is so dry, excessive bitterness really sticks out. I wouldn't go over 25 IBUs.


+1.  I use 25-ish IBU in my house saison which finishes right around 1.002, and the bitterness is just right (for me).
Jon H.