Recipe #32: Wakatu Saison (Batch #2014.28)

Technically, this is my first post of 2015. So Happy New Year Gregorian calendar users! This is an elaboration on the Galaxy saisons I've been doing. I'm going to tweak this recipe with respect to hops and yeast and some grain bill substitutions as a sort of blank slate for different experiments. My hope is … Continue reading Recipe #32: Wakatu Saison (Batch #2014.28)

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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

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)

Recipe #26: Chinook Rye Belgo IPA with 20% Rye (Batch #2014.23)

Wow, I'm sorry I've been neglecting the blog lately. Two weeks without a post. There is so much happening right now, in the past few weeks, I just haven't had time to update. The consequence is that I have six beer recipes that will go up in the next couple of weeks. I'll get back … Continue reading Recipe #26: Chinook Rye Belgo IPA with 20% Rye (Batch #2014.23)

Recipe #24: “Flowerfield” Saison — Collaboration Brew Day in Chicago (Batch #2014.11)

I've been brewing with other people in the DC area a lot lately. I forgot how much fun it could be brewing with another person. It is great to get back into it. A few years ago, my friend Mike Thorpe came over to observe a brew day. He was excited to get into brewing … Continue reading Recipe #24: “Flowerfield” Saison — Collaboration Brew Day in Chicago (Batch #2014.11)

Recipe #22: Galaxy Saison with Blaugies Yeast #2 (Batch #2014.17)

Sorry about the delay in posts, I try to post weekly but there's been a lot going on. This means that I've had less time to write and so my backlog is building up. Hopefully I can power through a few posts in September and get back on schedule. Still dialing this Galaxy saison in. This … Continue reading Recipe #22: Galaxy Saison with Blaugies Yeast #2 (Batch #2014.17)

Recipe #20: Dandelion Saison (Batch #2014.10)

Ever weed your garden and then decide to make a beer? This is my second attempt at a dandelion beer using flowers picked out of my yard. The first was last year using my blend of saison yeasts and Brettanomyces species...it was a big hit but the dandelion character was rather subtle. I added about 2.5 … Continue reading Recipe #20: Dandelion Saison (Batch #2014.10)

Recipe #18: Galaxy Saison with Dupont Yeast (Batch #2014.15)

I am auditioning additional saison yeasts for my house blend. I've been trying different home brews by people I trust with different blends and harvesting yeast, or getting yeast, from different brewers in order to expand my options. I have a few promising leads for future beers but the first two I wanted to check … Continue reading Recipe #18: Galaxy Saison with Dupont Yeast (Batch #2014.15)

Recipe #17: Hibiscus Brett Saison (Batch #2014.08)

Spring has sprung and what better way to celebrate than starting a new brewing project and make some flower beers! This will be the first in a series of flower beers made this spring / summer...hopefully they will all turn out well. This is the only one out of the four or five where I … Continue reading Recipe #17: Hibiscus Brett Saison (Batch #2014.08)