Basil and lemon Saison

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  1. May 17, 2018 at 4:44 PM #1

    Fuzzbald

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    Just bottled my Basil and Lemon Zest Saison. I brewed a 2 gallon batch and the photo is straight from the fv.
    3kg lager malt
    1.5 hr mash at 64 c
    1.5 hr boil
    60g Syrian Goldings pellets for full boil
    20g Hallertau pellets for 30 mins
    12 basil leaves and zest of 1 lemon for 10 mins
    Saison yeast

    It came out at 1080 og and went down to 10000, so a bit of a beast!

    Tasting from the fv it should be tongue curling dry with nice hop balance, and a nice zest and basil flavour coming through on the aftertaste. I primed with 75g of granulated sugar to keep a neutral dryness.

    I’ll post in a few weeks how it finished, but should be a great one for knocking folk over at the end of sunny barbecues!

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  2. May 17, 2018 at 10:18 PM #2

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    Interesting. I was brewing last Saturday and whilst opening the kitchen window noticed how the aroma of the basil plant on the windowsill complemented the smell of the boiling wort.
     
  3. May 18, 2018 at 9:28 AM #3

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    That’s basically what led me to this experiment. I wanted a nice summery beer with an interesting hint of herb in there. With basil being so pungent I left it until the end of the boil, and it seems to be spot on! I’ve got a weaker version fermenting now made from 2kg lager malt and with the juice of 1 lemon and zest of half an orange in there too. Should come out around 5.5 to 6% ish.
     
  4. May 18, 2018 at 10:44 AM #4

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    Sounds like an interesting one... Ill wait your feedback and might give this a try myself
     
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