Saison’ish

Brewed the crap out of a Saison last night. Not entirely sure what my mash/sparge efficiency was. I used 10lbs of Weyerman German Pils malt, and then added about 1.75 lbs of invert sugar (DIY syrup & rock candy), so you’d need to adjust your points respectively. But when I used the Wine Thief to check my OG before pitching the yeast I couldn’t believe it, as the numbers creeped up toward OG 1.065-1.070.

Two days prior I sampled some Omegang Hennepin and a bottle of ‘Vieille Provision’ Saison Dupont Belgian Farmhouse to cultivate the dregs. People, on ‘teh internetz’ were generally happy with prior cultivation efforts repitching these strains, so I thought what the hell.  I did pitch in some Safale T-58 into the 4.5 gallon batch, just in case, but in theory the two cultured strains in the 1L starter had a two day head start, I mean the goal here is to brew something ‘like’ the aforementioned saisons, we’ll see where the yeast takes it.  In a day or two I’ll bring it up to the “hot room”.  But yeah, hopefully within a month this will be in bottles.  And then condition for a year.  Of course I’m joking.  I won’t wait that long.

Culture the Dregs

Culture the Dregs

Sparge, slow & low

Sparge, slow & low

Rock Candy

Rock Candy

Active

Active

Black & White Horse

The upside to the cloud, e.g. Spotify, is that I find tracks like ‘Aaron’ by Paul Kalkbrenner, which is nice.

spotify:track:3viy7i8ADUA6BMzMx61eGV
http://open.spotify.com/track/3viy7i8ADUA6BMzMx61eGV

Or this. I like too.
spotify:track:5iSEsR6NKjlC9SrIJkyL3k
http://open.spotify.com/track/5iSEsR6NKjlC9SrIJkyL3k

And Glitch Mob:
spotify:track:4lteJuSjb9Jt9W1W7PIU2U
http://open.spotify.com/track/4lteJuSjb9Jt9W1W7PIU2U

http://open.spotify.com/track/48n92l7OnLEURhalUBtsl7

And Africa:
spotify:track:2374M0fQpWi3dLnB54qaLX
http://open.spotify.com/track/2374M0fQpWi3dLnB54qaLX

And Dune:
spotify:track:5F5T8dz0bZJsYPIDVJAs6k
http://open.spotify.com/track/5F5T8dz0bZJsYPIDVJAs6k

So yeah, physical media, it’s been swell.

I want a beach house. I want to forget.

Blackbird Blackbird, ‘Blurred Lines’
spotify:track:7v7a6tymdgasrVaCOFtzC5
http://open.spotify.com/track/7v7a6tymdgasrVaCOFtzC5

Niva, ‘Dirty Water’
spotify:track:7mB4Hfd6XZ2BDwgNtOiu0B
http://open.spotify.com/track/7mB4Hfd6XZ2BDwgNtOiu0B

Air France, ‘Windmill Wedding’
spotify:track:1wk0p1no1BlXpjetteKwaI
http://open.spotify.com/track/1wk0p1no1BlXpjetteKwaI

Korallreven, ‘Loved-Up’
spotify:track:6ZnpsS8GegcDr7cyDtApFC
http://open.spotify.com/track/6ZnpsS8GegcDr7cyDtApFC