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Saison vibes

I’m interrupting the barrage of brewery build posts to bring you a bit of a reflection on a saison I recently brewed. I had some Sorachi Ace hops in the freezer from last summer’s saison, and I had been meaning to brew a saison with the Saison Dupont yeast. I had also been meaning to do a saison with oats. All of these would serve as parameters to this saison recipe. As evidence by how quickly the kegs kicked, this beer was quite nice. It was the last beer brewed on my old system, and it was supposed to hold me and my guests over until I was back brewing. It didn’t stand a chance!

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Brewing schedule 2016

I’ve had a busy couple months. Specifically I’ve been occupied with preparations for my PhD qualifying exam. Last week I passed! Now that it is out of the way, and I’ve gotten some rest, I’m glad to report that I’m back in a place where I can envision the odd weekend brewing rather than working.

As my local homebrew club prepares for our annual malt bulk buy, I’ve been trying to nail down an approximate brewing schedule. This year I aim to brew beers back to back utilizing the same yeast strain as often as possible.

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Shiny

I excitedly received my “14 gallon Chronical” fermentor from SS Brew Tech today (via Ontario Beer Kegs). I quickly assembled it with some upgraded butterfly valves and took some pictures…

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Upgrade path: fermentation

As you can probably tell, my enjoyment from beer making comes just as much as (if not more) about perfection of my production process as it does refinement of my recipes. My system is capable of making great beer as is, so it is mostly through my pursuit of [what I would consider] process perfection that I present to you part two of my series on where I plan on taking my beer making process in the coming months.

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