Two regular dudes who happen to be huge fans of American craft beer.
This is the fifth recipe version that I home brewed of Leaner Saison. It is the second time I have brewed Leaner Saison this year and the second recipe version. Not much difference but I keep tweaking.
There is only a few unbelievable days each summer in Chicagoland. Today was going to be the second in a row: 75*F – 80*F with <40% humidity. Starting the home brewing process at 0600 with high skies is the perfect scenario for me. The sun hits the yard with those long angles, similar to the evening but riding on the hope of the days beginning rather then the solemn end.
The reason for brewing this batch of Leaner Saison are quite similar to the earlier brew session this year:
Anticipation is high from end for this beer. The upped level of hop usage along with how well it plays with the rye… Enjoy!
Brew Date: Saturday, July 07, 2018
Day: low humidity, high sky, started @65*F, rising to 80*F
Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Lallemand Belle Saison
Yeast Starter: none
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5
Original Gravity: 1.061
Finishing Gravity: N/A
Color: 5.0 SRM
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Conversion Efficiency: 67.75%
Alcohol by Volume: N/A
Apparent Attenuation: N/A
Calories per ounce: N/A
Primary Fermentation: 2 days @68*F, rise to 90*F
9.00 pounds Pilsner
3.00 pounds Rye
2.00 pounds Red Wheat
1.00 ounces 2016 Azacca @10 minutes
2.00 ounces 2016 Azacca @5 minutes
2.00 ounces 2016 Azacca whirlpool, 20 minutes
1.0 tsp Irish Moss @15 minutes
1.0 tsp Yeast Nutrient @15 minutes
4.0 quarts of rice hulls
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