Brew Date: 11-23-2017
Adjuncts: 1 oz. Candi Sugar Clear Hard (2.5 points, 0L, 10 min), 3.0g Bitter Orange Peel (5 min)
Calc OG: 1.076 BE: 75% DP: 108 SRM: 8 IBUs: 43 TGW: 2.8 lbs.
Yeast: Belle Saison
Bring 1.5 gal water to 152F. Steep specialty grains for 60 min, then remove. Bring to boil, then turn off heat, add malt extract, and bring back to boil, stirring frequently. Add 7g Galena, boil for 50 min. Add 4g UK East Kent Goldings, 1.0 oz. Candi Sugar, and flocculant, boil for 5 min. Add 3g Bitter Orange Peel, boil for 5 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) = 1.076
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) = 1.005 ABV = (1.076 - 1.005) x 131.25 = 9.3%
Add priming sugar. Filled 9 - 12oz bottles. Allow 2 weeks, then refrigerate.
Very nice color, aroma, and flavor. Good Saison. A bit high-powered.