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jeffsmith

"Harvest Moon" Saison " A late summer Saison with a bit of lime zest and fresh ginger. "

A late summer Saison with a bit of lime zest and fresh ginger.

All French Strisselspalt hops.

Fermented with Wyeast 3711 French Saison.

Comments

I've been dying to try my own Saison and this makes me want to even more. The Lime and Ginger, dude, this sounds incredible!! Have to let me know how it turns out.

Wed, 24 August, 2011
mcreed

Will do, it tasted great coming out of the brew kettle. The lime just gave it a bit of tartness, not much lime flavour and the ginger definitely gave it a spicy kick. I'm considering throwing a few chunks of fresh ginger in with my dry hops as well to kick it up a notch. We'll see how it tastes going into secondary though.

Wed, 24 August, 2011
jeffsmith

Beer moved to secondary and some dry hop action with some more Strisselspalt. Beer tastes amazing, can't wait to get it into bottles and get it some conditioning time.

Mon, 29 August, 2011
jeffsmith

I was trying to think of something to do with Lime and now I'm sold on this. Really wishing it were possible to send beer through comments.

Mon, 29 August, 2011
mcreed

I wish it was possible as well. I'm pretty stoked on this one, probably my best tasting batch since my Imperial IPA I brewed in the late spring. Came through nice and spicy and super refreshing. I'm sure carbonation and a bit of conditioning will only enhance those flavours.

Tue, 30 August, 2011
jeffsmith

Tried this one after about a week and a half in the bottle. Such a great beer—a faint hint of ginger on the back of the tongue, lots of pepper and spice thanks to Wyeast 3711 and the Strisselspalt dry hops. I'm sure it won't be long until this disappears...

Wed, 14 September, 2011
jeffsmith

Aw man! I really want to make this! putting on the list. At what point did you add the lime zest?

Sat, 17 September, 2011
mcreed

I don't think the lime zest is a really critical component to be honest. The ginger was the big flavour contributor, I'm kind of glad the lime didn't come through because I think it would have thrown the balance of the beer off quite a bit. I added the ginger and lime zest with 10 minutes left in the boil.

Wed, 21 September, 2011
jeffsmith

Vitals

Wed, 24 August, 2011
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Reminders

"Ferme Frais" Saison Brew Day

Sat, 20 August, 2011

"Ferme Frais" Saison to secondary and dry hops

Mon, 29 August, 2011

Name change! "Harvest Moon" Saison

Tue, 30 August, 2011

"Harvest Moon" bottling day

Sat, 3 September, 2011

"Harvest Moon" first taste

Mon, 12 September, 2011