Brew Date: 05-18-2017
Adjuncts: 3g Bitter Orange Peel, 0.25g Paradise Seeds, 2.0 oz. Candi Sugar Clear Hard (5.5 points, 0L)
Calc OG: 1.051 BE: 75% DP: 0 SRM: 9 IBUs: 25 TGW: 2.0 lbs.
Yeast: Belle Saison
Bring 1.5 gal water to 152F. Steep specialty grains for 30 min, then remove. Bring to boil, then turn off heat, add malt extract, and bring back to boil, stirring frequently. Add 3g Galena, boil for 50 min, add 3g East Kent Golding and flocculant, boil for 10 min. Turn off heat. Chill pot to 72 degrees. Rack wort to secondary pot with 2 drops Fermcap-S. Rack wort to carboy. Aerate.
Hydrometer reading (Original Gravity) = 1.050
Top off volume to one gallon. Pitch yeast. Fit air-lock.
Fermenter is at 72 F and started bubbling within a few hours--still very strong at 24 hrs. Bubbling has slowed dramatically after 36 hrs. Allow 2 weeks.
After 2 weeks fermentation, rack to bottling pot.
Hydrometer reading (Final Gravity) = 1.004 ABV = (1.050 - 1.004) x 131.25 = 6.0%
Add priming sugar. Filled 8 - 12oz bottles. Allow 2 weeks, then refrigerate.
Very nice, mild spicing and bitterness for a saison.