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Falling Leaves Harvest Saison (previous recipes)

 

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This is the archive page of Falling Leaves Harvest Saison. For the most up-to-date recipe page, go to Falling Leaves Harvest Saison

Seasonal Saisons. I have established a seasonal (Saison-inal) series of beers. 

In October of 2014, it was time to brew a Autumn (Harvest) Saison. Of course, I had to  use French Saison Wyeast Labs #3711  (aka the REAL super yeast) to get that nice, dry, farmhouse/harvest ale character that I have come to expect and enjoy from my saisons. 

The Autumn Saison is darker in color than the Summer Saison and lighter in color than the Winter Saison

It turned out wonderful. A nice brown looking beer, but still very saison-like. It didn't take me long to finish this beer.


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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: Falling Leaves


Falling Leaves Harvest Saison --- Batch 3

StyleSaisonBatch Size5.50 gal
TypeAll GrainBoil Size 7.77 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency 75.00 Boil Time 90 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity1.052 SGEstimated FG1.005 SG
Recipe Bitterness25.0 IBUs (Rager)Alcohol by Volume6.2 %
BU : GU 0.481    
Recipe Color13.4 SRM
Color
  
Measured OG: 1.053  Measured FG:  1.008
ADF: 85  Measured ABV:  5.9

Ingredients 

Ingredients
AmtNameType#%/IBU
12.00 gGypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins)Water Agent1-
1 lbs 13.0 ozPumpkin (8.0 SRM)Adjunct214.1 %
5 lbsPilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM)Grain339.0 %
4 lbsMunich Malt - 30L (30.0 SRM)Grain431.2 %
2 lbsRye Malt (4.7 SRM)Grain515.6 %
0.250 ozColumbus (Tomahawk) [15.20 %] - First Wort 90.0 minHop616.3 IBUs
3.000 ozSaaz [3.70 %] - Boil 10.0 minHop78.7 IBUs
1.0 pkgFrench Saison (Wyeast Labs #3711) [50.28 ml]Yeast8-

Mash Profile

Mash Steps
NameDescriptionStep TemperatureStep Time
Mash InAdd 16.02 qt of water at 155.6 F145.0 F90 min


Batch sparge with 2 steps (1.42gal, 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: Strike Temp: 155
Mash Temps:Right around 145  
Pre-boil OG (1.042 SG) Pre-boil Vol (7.77 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency Pitch Temp 62 
Fermentation      
Day 1: 
Day ... 
Day ... 

09/23/2016 esheppy
Bought ingredients yesterday. Interesting that all the hops have the same alpha as they did last time I brewed this recipe, so this year's recipe is exactly the same as last year's. That doesn't happen often. 
09/25/2016 esheppy
Made starter last night. It is going good, but I can't get the stir plate to really stir. Also, am changing the recipe a bit to pull out the protein rest. We'll see how this goes. 
09/25/2016 esheppy
Forgot the gypsum in the mash. Going to add it to boil 
09/25/2016 esheppy
Brew day is done. Beer is in the fermentor. We'll see how it takes off. 
09/26/2016 esheppy
It took off awesomely. 65 degrees. Added blow-off tube. 
09/28/2016 esheppy
Fermentation continuing. 72 
10/01/2016 esheppy
Still bubbling a bit. My original plan was to move this to secondary so I would have the big fermentor for X-Mas Ale, but I've decided to leave it in and use two 5 gallon fermentors for X-Mas.
10/16/2016 esheppy
Took a gravity sample. The 1.008 is somewhat disappointing, but the beer tastes great. Has a little more saison flavor to it than I usually pull off with this beer. Starter and higher temps probably get the credit. Just need to get a free keg so I can get this on tap. 
10/20/2016 esheppy
Kegged. Chilling now. 
10/22/2016 esheppy
Gave a couple of shots of CO2 today. Tried a pint. Needs carbonation, but tastes like it should.
10/29/2016 esheppy
Carbonation is better, but not quite perfect yet. Beer delicious, though. 
11/19/2016 esheppy
Killed keg last night. Really didn't last long ?? At least that means I have something to put Cubs Win in ?? 


Falling Leaves Harvest Saison --- Batch 2

StyleSaisonBatch Size5.50 gal
TypeAll GrainBoil Size 7.76 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency 75.00 Boil Time 90 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity1.052 SGEstimated FG1.010 SG
Recipe Bitterness25.0 IBUs (Rager)Alcohol by Volume5.5 %
BU : GU 0.481    
Recipe Color13.4 SRM
Color
  
Measured OG: 1.052  Measured FG: 1.008 
ADF: 85  Measured ABV: 

Ingredients 

Ingredients
AmtNameType#%/IBU
12.00 gGypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins)Water Agent1-
1 lbs 13.0 ozPumpkin (8.0 SRM)Adjunct214.1 %
5 lbsPilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM)Grain339.0 %
4 lbsMunich Malt - 30L (30.0 SRM)Grain431.2 %
2 lbsRye Malt (4.7 SRM)Grain515.6 %
0.250 ozColumbus (Tomahawk) [15.20 %] - First Wort 90.0 minHop616.3 IBUs
3.000 ozSaaz [3.70 %] - Boil 10.0 minHop78.7 IBUs
1.0 pkgFrench Saison (Wyeast Labs #3711) [50.28 ml]Yeast8-

Mash Profile

Mash Steps
NameDescriptionStep TemperatureStep Time
Protein RestAdd 16.02 qt of water at 127.0 F120.0 F20 min
Mash InAdd 9.61 qt of water at 192.7 F145.0 F55 min


Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun , 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: Strike Temp: 
Mash Temps: 
Pre-boil OG (1.042 SG) Pre-boil Vol (7.76 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency Pitch Temp  
Fermentation      
Day 1: 
Day ... 
Day ... 

Brewing Notes:
10/11/2015 esheppy
Brewed today. Everything went well, and my OG is right on 1.052, but I ended up with a little less than 5 gallons.Pitched at 58F 
10/28/2015 esheppy
Took gravity sample. FG is a bit high at 1.008 but it tastes nice. Need a keg to put this in. 
11/03/2015 esheppy
Kegged Sunday. Sitting in beer fridge. Hit it a couple times to 30 psi. Not connected to gas, but should carb up pretty well. 
11/07/2015 esheppy
Had a couple last night and tonight. Great beer. Still could use more carbonation but delicious.
11/26/2015 esheppy
Great Thankgiving beer. Sadly, the keg blew. Didn't really last long, did it? 


Falling Leaves Harvest Saison --- Batch 1

Style
Saison
Batch Size
5.50 gal
Type
All Grain
Boil Size 7.76 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency 75.00 Boil Time 90 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity
1.056 SG
Estimated FG
1.011 SG
Recipe Bitterness
27.7 IBUs (Rager)
Alcohol by Volume
5.9 %
BU : GU 0.490    
Recipe Color
15.0 SRM
Color
  
Measured OG: 1.054 
 Measured FG: 1.008 
ADF: 85  Measured ABV: 6%

Ingredients 

Ingredients
AmtNameType#%/IBU
12.00 gGypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins)Water Agent1-
5 lbs 7.0 ozPumpkin (8.0 SRM)Adjunct233.1 %
5 lbsPilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM)Grain330.4 %
4 lbsMunich Malt - 30L (30.0 SRM)Grain424.3 %
2 lbsRye Malt (4.7 SRM)Grain512.2 %
0.250 ozColumbus (Tomahawk) [17.00 %] - First Wort 90.0 minHop618.3 IBUs
3.000 ozSaaz [4.00 %] - Boil 10.0 minHop79.4 IBUs
1.0 pkgFrench Saison (Wyeast Labs #3711) [50.28 ml]Yeast8-

Mash Profile

Mash Steps
NameDescriptionStep TemperatureStep Time
Protein RestAdd 20.55 qt of water at 127.0 F120.0 F20 min
Mash InAdd 12.33 qt of water at 192.7 F145.0 F55 min

Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun , 1.51gal) 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:
 10/12/2014
Strike Temp: 
Mash Temps:
 120 1st step 156, 140, 148 2nd step
Pre-boil OG 1.040 (1.046 SG) Pre-boil Vol 7.75 (7.76 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency
 
Pitch Temp  64
Fermentation      
Day 1: Quick start 63
Day 2: Going strong 68 
Day 4: Slowing down 70 

Brewing Notes:
10/09/2014 esheppy
Bought ingredients today. Went with a darker Munich than was originally in the recipe (30L from Briess). Also decided to go with Rye instead of Wheat. Will brew this weekend. 
10/12/2014 esheppy
Brew day today. Had a bit of a stick sparge despite the protein rest. Luckily, I used a grain bag. Didn't get great yield, but got it done. Pitched the starter at 64 degrees. 
10/13/2014 esheppy
Fermentation active before went to bed. Going strong today 64. 
10/14/2014 esheppy
Going strong. 68. 
10/16/2014 esheppy
Really slowing down, but there is still quite a bit of kraussen. 70. 
10/17/2014 esheppy
Took a gravity sample. 1.008 puts this beer right at 6% ABV. Color exactly where I thought it should be. Lots of hop spice. Needs some yeast to flocculate some. I like where this beer seems to be going. 
10/18/2014 esheppy
Racked into secondary. There was lots of trub in the bottom of primary. Looks much nicer in secondary. 
11/01/2014 esheppy
First taste last night. Took a half growler trick-or-treating. Really great. Wonderful amber color.
11/18/2014 esheppy
Love this beer. 
11/21/2014 esheppy
Killed the keg. Will miss this beer, but that's ok. Now I have room for Gnaughty. 

 
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