Falling Into Home Brewing Day Five: Harvest Ale Saison
Today's Brew: Harvest Ale Saison Today's Hops: Fuggle
5 gal/19 L ABV: 4.2% IBU: 30 SRM: 5
7.0 lb (3.17 kg) Rahr American two-row
6.0 oz (170 g) Belgian Aromatic
4.0 oz (113 g) Biscuit Malt
0.75 lb (340 g) Flaked Wheat
0.85 oz (24 g) Fuggles, 4.75% a.a. (60 min)
0.15 oz (4.3 g) Hallertauer Hersbrucker, 5% a.a. (60 min)
0.5 oz (14 g) Hallertauer Hersbrucker, 5% a.a. (30 min)
0.25 oz (7 g) Yarrow Herb, 8% a.a. (15 min)
0.85 oz (24 g) Bitter Orange Peel, dried (5 min)
0.25 oz (7 g) Saaz (5 min)
White Labs WLP-565 Yeast
To brew the Harvest Ale Saison recipe, use a single-infusion mash for 75 minutes at 148°F (64°C). Batch sparge. Mash efficiency is 70 percent.
Cut pale malt to 2 lb (0.90 kg) and add 3.2 lb (1.45 kg) of extra light dry malt extract. Increase fuggles hops addition to 1 oz. All other ingredients remain the same as for the all-grain recipe.
Mix grains with 1 gallon (3.78 L) of 161°F (72°C) water, stabilize at 148°F (64°C) and hold for one hour. Strain liquid into brew kettle and sparge grains with one gallon (3.78 L) of 170°F (77°C) water.
Top up kettle to 2.5 gallons (9.46 L). Stir in extract and bring to a boil. Add hops, yarrow, and orange peel according to the times listed in the recipe. After 60 minute boil, strain into fermenter with enough cold water to make 5 gallons (19 L).
Pitch yeast and aerate well. Rack after fermentation subsides, age and then bottle.