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Melting Stream Spring Saison (archive)

 

This is the archive page for Melting Stream Spring Saison.  For the most recent recipe, see http://www.sheppybrew.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?id=105

meltingstream.jpgMelting Stream is the Spring version of my Seasonal Saison series of beers. 

It was between my Summer brew and my Autumn brew that I realized I was doing a Seasonal Series. Alas, I had skipped Spring. 

Early in 2015, I started my second Seasonal Saison cycle with a second batch of Arctic Vortex, and this time I was ready for a Spring Saison when Winter was over.

Like all my saisons, I wanted it to finish dry and derive any of its spiciness from the 3711 ("The Real Super Yeast") and noble hops. No spices added, just beer ingredients. I decided to go a little lighter than a traditional saison in color.

I decided to load this beer up on noble hops, using the hop schedule from Ello Poppet as a template. It does use more hops than Ello Poppet. I might be hoppier than the style calls for.

Go to Melting Stream Spring Saison for the most recent recipe.

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For more about SheppyBrew's Seasonal Saisons on my blog see Sheppy's Blog: Seasonal Saisons

For more specifically about this beer see Sheppy's Blog: Melting Stream

Melting Stream Spring Saison --- Batch 2

StyleSaisonBatch Size5.50 gal
TypeAll GrainBoil Size 7.76 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency 70.00 Boil Time 90 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity1.056 SGEstimated FG1.011 SG
Recipe Bitterness33.4 IBUs (Rager)Alcohol by Volume5.9 %
BU : GU 0.593    
Recipe Color3.8 SRM
Color
  
Measured OG: 1.058  Measured FG: 1.005 
ADF:  91 Measured ABV: 7.0 

Ingredients 

Ingredients
AmtNameType#%/IBU
12.00 gGypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins)Water Agent1-
10 lbsPilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM)Grain283.3 %
2 lbsWhite Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM)Grain316.7 %
0.250 ozHallertauer [3.80 %] - First Wort 90.0 minHop44.1 IBUs
0.250 ozPerle [8.50 %] - First Wort 90.0 minHop59.1 IBUs
0.250 ozSaaz [3.70 %] - First Wort 90.0 minHop64.0 IBUs
0.250 ozSelect Spalt [2.90 %] - First Wort 90.0 minHop73.1 IBUs
0.250 ozTettnang [3.90 %] - First Wort 90.0 minHop84.2 IBUs
1.00 ItemsWhirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins)Fining9-
1.00 tspYeast Nutrient (Boil 15.0 mins)Other10-
1.250 ozHallertauer [3.80 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 5.0 minHop111.5 IBUs
1.250 ozPerle [8.50 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 5.0 minHop123.3 IBUs
1.250 ozSaaz [3.70 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 5.0 minHop131.4 IBUs
1.250 ozSelect Spalt [2.90 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 5.0 minHop141.1 IBUs
1.250 ozTettnang [3.90 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 5.0 minHop151.5 IBUs
1.0 pkgFrench Saison (Wyeast Labs #3711) [50.28 ml]Yeast16-

Mash Profile

Mash Steps
NameDescriptionStep TemperatureStep Time
Mash InAdd 15.00 qt of water at 155.6 F145.0 F90 min


Batch sparge with 2 steps (1.57gal, 3.88gal) of 168.0 F water

Recipe Notes 
From Denver water, 12g gypsum puts my water profile at
Ca=113,Mg=8,Na=21,SO4=247,Cl=23,HCO3=104

Brewing Record

Brew Date:4/3/2016 Strike Temp: 155
Mash Temps:140 up to 145 over church 
Pre-boil OG (1.046 SG) Pre-boil Vol (7.76 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency Pitch Temp 70 
Fermentation      
Day 1: Active quick 65
Day 2: Going strong 68  
Day 5: Pretty much done 72  

Brewing Notes:
03/22/2016 esheppy
Updated recipe for the 2016 version. Not sure if I'll brew this coming weekend or next. 
04/03/2016 esheppy
Brewed today. Long mash over church. OG came in a bit high so I diluted to proper level. Pitched at 70. 
04/03/2016 esheppy
Totally forgot the honey. How was my OG so high? 
04/04/2016 esheppy
Active when I got up. Lots of nice hop aroma coming from airlock. 65ish. 
04/05/2016 esheppy
Going strong. 68. 
04/08/2016 esheppy
Seems mostly done, although Very cloudy. 72. Took gravity sample. 1.010. Hope I get another 6 points out of this. Flavor is good, but would be better drier. Nice hop character. 
04/13/2016 esheppy
Gravity is significantly lower today at 1.006, and it does taste much drier. Ideally it will drop another couple of points, although this is about 90% ADF. We shall see what happens. I'll be happy either way. Still some yeast in suspension. Current ABV is 6.8% 
04/17/2016 esheppy
Kegged yesterday. Calling the FG 1.005. Sitting in beer fridge right now. Took a liter "sample". Other than needing carbonation, it is perfect. 
04/20/2016 esheppy
Been drinking. Still needs carbonation, but still delicious. Don't think this is going to last long.
04/24/2016 esheppy
Been sucking this down like it's a session beer. It isn't. Dangerously yummy. 
05/01/2016 esheppy
Blended with the last of Gruntled Berry Wei├če. Really liked the blend. 
05/01/2016 esheppy
Decided to try a blend with Apricot Lovin' too. The keg blew. Usually this would make me sad, but I really need the keg for Muggled. 

Melting Stream Spring Saison --- Batch 1

Style
Saison
Batch Size
5.50 gal
Type
All Grain
Boil Size 7.76 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency 70.00 Boil Time 90 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity
1.061 SG
Estimated FG
1.010 SG
Recipe Bitterness
36.2 IBUs (Rager)
Alcohol by Volume
6.7 %
BU : GU 0.594    
Recipe Color
3.9 SRM
Color
  
Measured OG: 1.064  Measured FG: 1.004
ADF: 92 
 Measured ABV: 7.8 

Ingredients 

Ingredients
AmtNameType#%/IBU
12.00 gGypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins)Water Agent1-
10 lbsPilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM)Grain278.4 %
2 lbsWhite Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM)Grain315.7 %
0.500 ozHallertauer [4.60 %] - First Wort 90.0 minHop49.9 IBUs
0.250 ozPerle [7.50 %] - First Wort 90.0 minHop58.1 IBUs
0.250 ozSelect Spalt [2.90 %] - First Wort 90.0 minHop63.1 IBUs
0.250 ozTettnang [2.80 %] - First Wort 90.0 minHop73.0 IBUs
1.00 ItemsWhirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins)Fining8-
1.000 ozSaaz [3.20 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 20.0 minHop93.0 IBUs
0.750 ozHallertauer [2.50 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 15.0 minHop101.5 IBUs
0.750 ozPerle [7.50 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 15.0 minHop114.4 IBUs
0.750 ozSelect Spalt [2.90 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 15.0 minHop121.7 IBUs
0.750 ozTettnang [2.80 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 15.0 minHop131.6 IBUs
1.0 pkgFrench Saison (Wyeast Labs #3711) [50.28 ml]Yeast14-
1.00 tspYeast Nutrient (Primary 3.0 days)Other15-
12.0 ozHoney (1.0 SRM)Sugar165.9 %

Mash Profile

Mash Steps
NameDescriptionStep TemperatureStep Time
Mash InAdd 15.00 qt of water at 155.6 F145.0 F90 min


Batch sparge with 2 steps (1.57gal, 3.88gal) of 168.0 F water

Recipe Notes 
From Denver water, 12g gypsum puts my water profile at
Ca=113,Mg=8,Na=21,SO4=247,Cl=23,HCO3=104

Brewing Record

Brew Date:
4/4/2015 
Strike Temp: 
Mash Temps:
 
Pre-boil OG 1.055 (1.046 SG) Pre-boil Vol (7.76 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency
 
Pitch Temp 64 
Fermentation      
Day 1: Going early 66
Day 2: Still very active 72  
Day 3: Still bubbling 74






Day 6: stopped 70







Brewing Notes:
04/03/2015 esheppy
Bought the ingredients yesterday. Will probably brew tomorrow. 
04/04/2015 esheppy
Mash was underway at 3am and then I went back to bed. Picked up sparge before 7. Boil started a little after 7:15. Pre-boil gravity 1.05. Dilluted. 
04/05/2015 esheppy
The rest of the brew day went well. Lots of hops and quite a bit of trub ended up in fermentor. OG was a bit high at 1.064. Pitched at about 64. This morning it is going at 66. 
04/06/2015 esheppy
Fermentation still going crazy, but the Kraussen seems to be starting to fall. Still lots of hop aroma coming off. Temperature up to about 72. 
04/07/2015 esheppy
Still bubbling 74. 
04/09/2015 esheppy
Really slowing down, but still quite a bit of activity. 70 
04/10/2015 esheppy
Bubbling has stopped. 70 degrees. 
04/14/2015 esheppy
Took a gravity reading and taste sample. Gravity is 1.005, which puts the ABV on the beer at 7.8% ABV. Sample is fantastic. Nice Noble Hops and spicy yeast character. Doesn't taste boozy at all. Wonderful beer. Dangerous beer. 
04/18/2015 esheppy
Kegged today. I'm going to call the FG 1.004, which apparently doesn't change the ABV. Sample is delicious. A bit of tartness and lemony citrus, but mostly just exactly what I want in a Saison. Perhaps a bit high in ABV, but I can live with it. 
04/24/2015 esheppy
First taste. Very nice. Lemony. Flowery. A bit of spice. Dry. Perfect saison. 
05/02/2015 esheppy
Really like this beer. I do wish I designed it with a little lower abv. Try to remember that for next year. 
05/31/2015 esheppy
Killed the keg. Gonna miss this beer, but the summer saison should come along soon. 


 
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