Today is my final brewday of 2014, slightly delayed from the original planned date due to an ingredient mix up and various Christmas things. It’s a second re-brew of my favourite beer from this year, a saison with a big citrus hop hit. If I manage to get this in the bottle in time, it’s probably going in to a competition as well… it scored nicely in the National Homebrew comp earlier in the year, so hopefully it’ll do well again!
With the last rebrew having used Sorachi Ace, I thought that was a little too heavy on the lemon, so this version goes back to my original recipe. It’s a pretty simple recipe, with most of the hops coming at flame-out for a 30 minute steep.
|4.30 kg||Pilsen (Dingemans) (3.2 EBC)|
|0.75 kg||CaraGold (12.0 EBC)|
|0.25 kg||Wheat, Flaked (3.2 EBC)|
|12.00 g||Magnum [10.70 %] – Boil 60.0 min|
|10.00 g||Columbus (Tomahawk) [16.50 %] – Boil 25.0 min|
|100.00 g||NZ Wai-iti [3.50 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 30.0 min|
|50.00 g||Ahtanum [6.00 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 30.0 min|
|50.00 g||Citra [12.00 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 30.0 min|
|1.0 pkg||NBS Belgian Saison Yeast|
For once I’ve just about hit the volumes and gravity I was after, 37L at 1.035 pre-boil, with 23L at 1.045 in to the fermenter.
I’ve gone for a packet of the NBS Belgian Saison yeast again, so a couple of weeks in the fermenting fridge starting at 19c and letting it rise, and this should be done. Hopefully it’ll be as good as the last two batches!