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Offline Steve Ruch

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belle saison question
« on: September 01, 2017, 09:05:28 PM »
I brewed my first saison yesterday and used belle saison yeast. The OG was 1.054. I pitched the yeast yesterday around 2pm and the airlock was bubbling every two seconds this morning. About how long should I expect it to take?
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Re: belle saison question
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 09:08:17 PM »
I don't have my notes but I think my recent one went from 1.052 to 1.003 in about a week or less.
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Re: belle saison question
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 12:55:54 AM »
Mine took 3.5 weeks.  The last couple of gravity points take the longest with this yeast.
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Re: belle saison question
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 01:36:31 PM »
Belle is slow at the end but if you feed it a pound of sugar in a qt of water on about day 4 or 5 it seems to finish much stronger.

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Re: belle saison question
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 08:48:43 PM »
My last saison with Belle took 7 days to go from 1.057 to 1.002.  I started it at 66*.  Then began raising the temp after 2 days finishing up at 80* for the last 2 days.  Belle looks like it's done at 1.008, but nope, it will keep on chugging all the way down to 1.002 or 3.
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Re: belle saison question
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2017, 10:12:46 PM »
After a week it's down to 1.003, 1.004 if you add a point for the temperature being 72.
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Re: belle saison question
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2017, 01:32:33 PM »
Belle is a work horse of a yeast for me.  I typically get down to 4 or less.  I'm doing a split batch of a golden wort (1.050'ish) this Sunday, half with Budvar and half with a pack of Belle. 

When the Saison reaches high krausen I'm adding sugar; pound, pound and a half, haven't decided on the amount yet.  Hoping that batch gets light and nice and dry.

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Re: belle saison question
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2017, 10:41:44 PM »
Belle is a work horse of a yeast for me.  I typically get down to 4 or less.  I'm doing a split batch of a golden wort (1.050'ish) this Sunday, half with Budvar and half with a pack of Belle. 

When the Saison reaches high krausen I'm adding sugar; pound, pound and a half, haven't decided on the amount yet.  Hoping that batch gets light and nice and dry.

That sounds like a nice side by side comparison.  What's the hop profile?  Helles?  Czech Pils?
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Re: belle saison question
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2017, 03:15:37 PM »
After a week it's down to 1.003, 1.004 if you add a point for the temperature being 72.

It was still 1.004 after three weeks when I bottled. I'm liking the taste of it.
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