Small batch Lemon Saison

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  1. Jun 29, 2018 #1

    LesTom

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    As I enjoy the saison type of beers (along with most other styles), I decided to have a go at my own concoction which I decided would hopefully turn out as a saison with lemon tones.

    4 litre batch

    720 grams of Pale Malt
    50 grams of Munich Malt
    50 grams of Bohemian Malt
    50 grams of Torrified Wheat (I didn't have any wheat malt)

    9 grams of EKG hops @ 60 minutes
    5 grams of Saaz hops @10 minutes

    Juice and zest of 1 lemon @ 5minutes

    OG:- 1.042

    5 grams of CML Saison yeast

    I'm thinking the gravity reading is a bit low as I was kinda looking for an OG of 1.054.
    Fingers crossed it's going to be at least palatable :?:
     
  2. Jun 29, 2018 #2

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    Good luck and interested to hear how this turns out.
    Recently made a very nice cherry saison but unfortunately it’s all gone now
     
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    I'll let you know fella [emoji106]

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    That looks like a recipe worth doing. Unfortunately I will have to add it to the ever expanding list of 'need to do' recipes :cheers3:

    Still need to do a cherry chocolate stout and a lychee IPA before the dates run out on the puree.
     
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    What volume is the marmalade recipe?
     
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    My recipe that I linked to is for 30L into the fermentor. I think the original one that I based it on would have been about 23L. They put 4 oranges, 2 lemons and 2 limes in secondary. For 30L I was thinking of upping that to 5 or 6 oranges and an extra lemon or lime.
     
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    Liking the sound of the marmalade recipe. Sounds tasty

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    It's very rare that I drink a beer and think that I want to exactly clone it but this was one of them.
     
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    Here's the small batch before it gets packed away for 3 weeks conditioning 20180714_111744.jpg
     
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    They look lovely. I never use clear bottles for fear of the beer getting light struck but they really work here. It looks like a lovely lemony drink.
     
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    Cracked open 3 bottles last night. The taste was really nice, however they were as flat as a pancake. I've put a couple of grams of sugar into the remaining 3 bottles, which I'll leave for a while and hopefully they'll be a lot better.
     

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