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Brew #16: Saison Cuvée de Mommila

March 16, 2012

Saison is one of my favourite beers if not the favourite style and I like to start with one when in Belgium, hence the super positive expectations on this one. The brew day went very smoothly except one accident: the label in the yeast vial says to shake it well before opening. I did and lost some of the contents on the floor – I was not a happy bunny. If the amount in the fermentor is not enough to drop the gravity enough I’ll just have to find another yeast to finish the job. For the fermentation not to start at all is not an option. Anyway, for the job well done I rewarded myself with a bottle of Chinook IPA which by the way is coming along quite nicely. The honour for the poncy foreign name for the saison goes to T.J. Uominen Esq.

name Saison Cuvée de Mommila
“style” Belgian Saison
IBU 28
EBC 13
OG 1053
brewing date 16-Mar-12
yeast WLP565 (Belgian Saison I)
fermentables grain kg %
grain 1 Pale Ale 4.35 83.7%
grain 2 Wheat malt 0.33 6.3%
grain 3 Crystal 150EBC (76L) 0.16 3.1%
grain 4 Munich 0.16 3.1%
adjunct 1 Invert sugar 0.20 3.8%
total 5.20 100%
hops & spices hop gram minutes
bittering Brewers Gold 7.3% 30 60
flavour Saaz 4.1% 20 20
aroma Saaz 4.1% 45 5
spice Orange zest 10 15
spice Clove 1 spice 5
total 105
mash schedule minutes degrees c
step 1 mash in 45
step 2 30 45
step 3 15 55
step 4 30 62
step 5 15 68
step 6 10 74
Protafloc tablet

Some brewday pictures:

Hops and spices

Before

After

Saison yeast

Wort for speisen

Into the fermentor

Cold Break

Recipe: Saison Cuvée de Mommila
“Style”: Saison

Brewed: 3/16/2012
Bottled: 4/7/2012

OG: 1.053 SG
FG: 1.010 SG
Alc%vol: 5.6 %

In FV: 23.00l
Bottled: 20.33l

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