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- A pre-modern Belgian style that was made in farmhouse breweries during spring. Saisons are brewed hoppy and fairly strong in order to keep through the summer, but these beers are fantastic all year long. A terrifically complex beer arising from the interaction of simple ingredients. Hops give a bracing bitterness and floral overtones, with striking spicy, peppery and earthy tartness from unique yeast. Serve in a wide-mouthed glass at cellar temperature to appreciate this beer's full range of aromas and flavors.
Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Saison All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style Belgian Original Gravity 1056 Total Time to Make 2 months
- 4.4 / 5.017 ReviewsGinger snap is WAY betterBoth my friend and I brewed this Saison and neither of us like it much. We used Wyeast 3724 and it stalled out for the both of us around 3 weeks at 1.038 and took a month to fully attenuate. I would definitely NOT use that yeast again because that's its 'thing'. It's slow and I don't like its flavor. I think with aging in the keg for a few more months it might get better but I have had many other saisons that are better than this one with alot less work. Try the Ginger Snap Saison if you want a nice spicy saison. It only improves with age.August 4, 2016Glad I tried itI guess I'm just not a super fan of the style, but I do think the kit created what it set out to do - an easy drinking, dry, lemony/peppery summer brew. I used the Danstar Bell Saison yeast (rehydrated). Fermented in the mid-upper 70's for 2 weeks and then 2 more in the secondary. Gravity eventually got all the way down to 1.004 to yield a 6.6% beer. If you like saisons, I'd say give it a try and I'm glad I did. Just not sure I'd brew up another batch personally.July 18, 2016The best!!Love the customer service. These guys are simply the best.May 26, 2016Excellent serviceI really like you get an actual individual to email you back on questions and problemsMay 25, 2016SaisonGood on brew day, can't wait to drink itMay 21, 2016May 21, 2016Just started it so farJust started it so far it looks greatMay 17, 2016Purchased 3 kitsPurchased 3 kits that were on sale, the saison being one of the kits. I have not yet brewed the kit however did brew the Kama Citra. The beer was great and enjoyed by all that tried it. All three kits were shipped quickly and packaged fresh. I am happy with the service and quality provided by Northern Brewer and will continue to buy from them. CheersMay 16, 2016My Favorite SaisonThis is what I look for in any of my Belgian style ales. It is spicy and has a very traditional flavor. This is my go-to for Saison compared to the lighter and more modern versions. This recipe beats all the kits I have purchased and recipes I created on my own.November 23, 2015Pass on this oneI am A huge fan of Northern Brewer's products. This is actually The first whole-grain beer kit that I have received from Northern Brewer which leads me disappointed. I believe that it is their choice of hops. I make several saisons each year and chose this one because it had such high reviews. I will stick with my own recipe next time or go with More Beers kit. I find this finished product as being bitter and unrefined and lacking traditional saison on characteristics. I will continue to shop with Northern Brewer but this was disappointing. I would suggest switching to a Czech Saaz.November 7, 2014
- Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 14 answersCan an all grain kit also be used as a BIAB ?BEST ANSWER: Yes. But you might want to mill your grains twice to help with conversion. Also, be sure to check your mash ph and adjust if necessary. I find with such a pale beer, it's hard to get the mash ph down to the recommended range. If you can't do either of what I recommend, I'd suggest a 90 mash to maximize conversion. Good luck and RDWAHAHB!Whats the expected finishing abv?BEST ANSWER: 1.010; I also did a 10 gal split batch with blueberry and regular saison, blueberry came in lower due to added sugars. 1.006 with BB. Def let it sit for a while if you keg...it likes to age.
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