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Saison

Saison
Recipe Saison Style Saison
Brewer Val, Los Batch 5.00 gal
Partial Mash

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.054 OG Estimated FG 1.014 FG
Recipe Bitterness 20 IBU Alcohol by Volume 5.3%
Recipe Color 5° SRM Alcohol by Weight 4.1%

Ingredients

Quantity Grain Type Use
5.00 lb Wheat malt extract Extract Extract
0.50 lb American wheat Grain Mashed
1.00 lb British two-row Grain Mashed
0.25 lb Canadian honey malt Grain Mashed
1.50 lb Wheat malt Grain Mashed
Quantity Hop Type Time
1.00 oz Hallertauer Pellet 60 minutes
1.00 oz Hallertauer Pellet 30 minutes
Quantity Misc Notes
1.00 unit White Labs Saison Yeast Yeast

Recipe Notes

Plan to split the batch and add persimmons to half.

Batch Notes

Brewed on: 12/21/08
Racked on:
Bottled on:

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Brown Cow Milk Stout Label

Milk Stout
Recipe Milk Stout Style Milk Stout
Brewer Val, Los Batch 5.00 gal
Partial Mash

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.058 OG Estimated FG 1.014 FG
Recipe Bitterness 43 IBU Alcohol by Volume 5.6%
Recipe Color 19° SRM Alcohol by Weight 4.4%

Ingredients

Quantity Grain Type Use
0.50 lb American chocolate malt Grain Mashed
1.50 lb British two-row Grain Mashed
0.50 lb Crystal 120L Grain Mashed
6.00 lb Light malt extract Extract Extract
Quantity Hop Type Time
1.00 oz Cluster Pellet 60 minutes
0.50 oz Kent Golding Pellet 30 minutes
1.00 oz Kent Golding Pellet 15 minutes
Quantity Misc Notes
1.00 unit Irish Ale yeast Yeast
1.00 unit Lactose Other

Recipe Notes

Batch Notes

Brewed on: 12/06/08
Racked on: 12/21/08
Bottled on:

Some photos from the brew day, see the rest here

During the downtime we sampled a few domestic Christmas beers and rated them based on Look,  Smell, Taste, Mouthfeel, and Finish. I’ll post the complete results later, but here are the top 5:

1. Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme 2008 (not really x-mas beer, but been dying to crack it open)
2. Lagunitas Brown Shugga 2008
3. Alesmith Yulesmith 2008
4. Beer Valley Black Flag Imperial Stout
5. Deschutes Jubelale 2008

We didn’t get a chance to sample all the beers, so to be continued…

Some photos from the tasting, see the rest here

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