Experimental Hop Series #10: ADHA529 Saison (Recipe #41, Batch #2015.20)

Happy New Year Internet People. I thought I'd start out the year with a nice recipe post in my favorite series of posts I do on this blog, experimental hops. This is the 10th experimental hop in this series, follow the link to see all of them. So, in the past few months, the number of … Continue reading Experimental Hop Series #10: ADHA529 Saison (Recipe #41, Batch #2015.20)

Recipe #42: Wakatu Saison with WLP644 “Trois” (Batch #2015.03)

So the infamous WLP644, the "brett" / "sacch" strain that had everyone confused for a while. Fortunately, as with most things, some thoughtful science cleared it up. Thanks to Omega Yeast for doing some much needed sequencing on this strain to disabuse everyone of the notion that this was a Brettanomyces species, it is in … Continue reading Recipe #42: Wakatu Saison with WLP644 “Trois” (Batch #2015.03)

Experimental Hop Series #7: Nuggetzilla Saison (Recipe #36, Batch #2015.04)

I was just looking at the blog and realized that I have three recipe posts in a row. I normally try to keep them only back-to-back and not post too many recipes, mostly because I don't view my blog as a place people go to get saison recipes. I have a really great post that … Continue reading Experimental Hop Series #7: Nuggetzilla Saison (Recipe #36, Batch #2015.04)

Recipe #35: Falconer’s Flight Saison (Batch # 2015.02)

In 2015, I'm continuing my tradition of hoppy saisons. This year we are going to touch on a bunch of hops that I haven't utilized yet (as well as a bunch of experimental hops). To name a few upcoming hops: Equinox, NZ Sticklebract, Calypso, Waimea, and several others. Going to be fun. This is the … Continue reading Recipe #35: Falconer’s Flight Saison (Batch # 2015.02)

Recipe #33: Moteuka Abbey Ale #2 (Batch #2014.29)

This beer ended up being my second to last brew (sadly) of 2014. I did not hit my ATF limit of 200 gallons (which is my goal every year...maybe 2015 will hit the limit). Rounding out a really productive year this good beer, Moteuka Abbey Ale #2. Well, it's probably pretty obvious that this is … Continue reading Recipe #33: Moteuka Abbey Ale #2 (Batch #2014.29)

Summary of My Experimental Hop Variety Saisons for 2014

I love hops. From my first Stone IPA back in 2001 to now I'm a devout hop head. This year, in order to increase my love and understanding of the dozens (hundreds?) of hop varieties available I decided to undergo a project and brew a series of simple saisons that highlight different hops and even … Continue reading Summary of My Experimental Hop Variety Saisons for 2014

Recipe #31: Galaxy Saison with Blaugies Yeast #3 – Hop Stand (Batch #2014.26)

This post was accidentally released before it was ready, sorry for the confusion to the few of you that saw it in the incomplete state. Still working on this one, even though it is probably getting incredibly boring. I'm returning to the recipe I used in Recipe #19,This will be the last one of these … Continue reading Recipe #31: Galaxy Saison with Blaugies Yeast #3 – Hop Stand (Batch #2014.26)

Experimental Hop Series #6: ADHA 871 Saison (Recipe #29, Batch #2014.29)

Well, I did it. I'm finally here. I set out at the beginning of the year to brew a series of hoppy saisons using a bunch of experimental hops from Yakima Valley Hops and I did it, this is the sixth (SIXTH!!!) in this series. Six beers that used the same yeast, the same grain … Continue reading Experimental Hop Series #6: ADHA 871 Saison (Recipe #29, Batch #2014.29)

Recipe #27: Belgian Brown Saison #2 (Batch #2014.24)

This is a version of the Brown Saison I made a month or so ago. Dialing in a few recipes is an objective of mine so I can have these beers to lean on and play with for an indefinite period of time stretching off into the future. These "Brown saisons" are basically Special B … Continue reading Recipe #27: Belgian Brown Saison #2 (Batch #2014.24)

Beer Pedantry #2: Trappist Breweries and Beer

I don't do beer tastings, mostly because my tasting group dissolved, but also I sort of outgrew the desire to drink the craziest, hardest to get whales ever. It really is just beer. It was fun while it lasted, I just don't have the time or energy (or money) to keep it up. Good for … Continue reading Beer Pedantry #2: Trappist Breweries and Beer