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Offline slyder79

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looking to brew the perfect summer ale
« on: July 07, 2011, 10:21:32 AM »
Now that the weather has warmed up here in ohio, i would like to continue brewing a great summer pale ale but, im worried that my temps are just too high here. I dont really have anywhere to keep my fermenter all that cool so my day time temps could be around 85 or so. im also looking for a simple extract recipe that fits with this scenario. Just had a Sam Adams summer ale if that helps narrow it down.  thanks in advance everyone, i sure am enjoying this forum!

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Re: looking to brew the perfect summer ale
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 12:33:39 PM »
Saison sounds like what you want .

nice, light, refreshing. Can hold high fermenting temps  above 70


12 lbs 8.0 oz Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 81.9 %
1 lbs Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 3 6.6 %
12.0 oz Wheat Malt, Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 4 4.9 %
1 lbs Cane (Beet) Sugar (0.0 SRM) Sugar 6 6.6 %
0.2 oz Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM) Grain 5 0.1 %
2.00 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [4.00 %] - Boil 90.0 min Hop 7 22.4 IBUs
1.0 pkg Belgian Saison I Ale (White Labs #WLP565) [35.49 ml] Yeast 9 -
0.75 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 8 9.4 IBUs
7.37 gal Birmingham,AL

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Re: looking to brew the perfect summer ale
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011, 03:58:37 PM »
looks awesome! so after a bit of playing around this is the recipe i came up with. what do you think?
Sure appreciate the advice!


Summer Saison
Saison
Type: Extract Date: 7/7/2011
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal Brewer: Ben Smith 
Boil Size: 4.20 gal Asst Brewer: 
Boil Time: 90 min Equipment: Brew Pot (5 Gallon)
End of Boil Volume 3.65 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 5.50 gal Est Mash Efficiency 0.0 %
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Taste Rating(out of 50): 30.0
Taste Notes: 
Ingredients
 

Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
3 lbs 4.8 oz Pilsner Liquid Extract (3.5 SRM) Extract 6 42.3 %
1 lbs Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 2 12.8 %
4.0 oz Wheat Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 5 3.2 %
1 lbs Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 7 12.8 %
2 lbs Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 4 25.6 %
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 90.0 min Hop 8 16.9 IBUs
1.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 11 0.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 9 7.9 IBUs
1.0 pkg Belgian Style Saison Ale Yeast Blend (White Labs #WLP568) [50.28 ml] Yeast 12 -
4.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3 3.2 %
1.00 tbsp PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 1 -
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 10 -
 
Beer Profile
 
Est Original Gravity: 1.052 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.052 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.009 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.6 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.5 %
Bitterness: 24.8 IBUs Calories: 172.0 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 4.9 SRM 
Mash Profile
 
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out Total Grain Weight: 7 lbs 12.8 oz
Sparge Water: 2.53 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE Mash PH: 5.20

 
Sparge Step: Remove grains, and prepare to boil wort
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and Storage
 
Carbonation Type: Bottle Volumes of CO2: 2.7
Pressure/Weight: 5.50 oz Carbonation Used: Bottle with 5.50 oz Corn Sugar
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 70.0 F Age for: 14.00 days
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Storage Temperature: 80.0 F
Notes
 
 
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Offline slyder79

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Re: looking to brew the perfect summer ale
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2011, 10:10:05 AM »
Ok so after slowing down a bit and respecting the original recipe this should represent the style a bit better.  :-[ I now understand the point of beet sugar over honey in this style. Probably change the munich malt to liquid too. Anyone have any opinions on spices? or tweaking the recipe any more?

6 lbs 9.6 oz Pilsner Liquid Extract (3.5 SRM) Extract 5 68.8 %
1 lbs Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 2 10.4 %
8.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3 5.2 %
8.0 oz Wheat Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 4 5.2 %
1 lbs Cane (Beet) Sugar (0.0 SRM) Sugar 6 10.4 %
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 90.0 min Hop 7 15.0 IBUs
1.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 8 4.2 IBUs
1.0 pkg Belgian Style Saison Ale Yeast Blend (White Labs #WLP568) [50.28 ml] Yeast 11 -
 
 

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Re: looking to brew the perfect summer ale
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2011, 07:21:15 PM »
Fermenting in the 80s you might as well call in Banana Ale.
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