Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Batch No. 36 - Pumpkin of Destiny

Pumpkin of Destiny - Spiced Saison

A pumpkin saison?!?! Hell yea...spiced this with cinnamon and nutmeg...summer is in its last throes here, but that cloudy, melancholy weather is creepy in and this should be the perfect beer to drink in about a month or so.

Throw that pumpkin at the tree
Unless you think that pumpkin holds your destiny
Cast it off into the sea, bake that pie and eat it with me

Brewed - September 17, 2011

Style - Saison

  • 13.0 lbs. Weyermann Pilsner
  • 3.0 lbs. White Wheat
  • 1.0 lbs. Vienna
  • 1.0 lbs. Flaked Wheat
  • 1.0 lbs. Brown Sugar
  • 2.50 oz. Hallertauer (60)
  • 2-29 oz. cans of Libby's Famous Pumpkin (60)
  • 1.0 oz. Czech Saaz (30)
  • 1.0 oz. Czech Saaz (15)
  • 0.6 oz. Cinnamon (10)
  • 0.6 oz. Nutmeg (10)
  • Wyeast #3711 French Saison (2 packs)

OG – 1.054
Primary – 14 days
Secondary - 14 days

Kegged - October 19, 2011

FG - 1.001
Attenuation - 98%
ABV - 6.9%

  • No starter b/c I ran out of DME...doh!!
  • Mash 154° for 60 minutes
  • Sparge at ~ 175°

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Fifth Element

I was in Salt Lake City last week for a quick business trip and took the opportunity to hit up Squatters Brew Pub and enjoy a nice dinner with one of my all-time favorite beers....the Fifth Element...a barrel-aged saison...pure yum

"Fifth Element is a delightfully complex and rustic "Old World" style Belgian farmhouse ale. Aged in American oak barrels for a year and bottle conditioned, this artisan Belgian ale is sure to refresh. "

Weddings and Homebrews

It's wedding season down at the brewspace. A few weeks back Adam and Katrina held their wedding party and this weekend Colin and Becky are trying the knot. Huge congrats to the two happy couples!!

Unfortunately I won't be able to attend Colin's, but I know it will be similar to Adam's and there will be a smorgasbord of tasty homebrews provided by the groom, guests and friends.

Here are a few pics from Adam's party.....there were ~ 12 homebrews on a pie eating contest!!