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Honey Lemon Saison (5.5%)

June 24, 2017

Brewed with floor malted German pilsen, oats & spelt.  Mildly hopped with cluster & cascade in the kettle with some bittering orange peel & lemon zest.  Dry hopped during primary with centennial & dry hopped during secondary with cascade.  After being transferred to the bright tank we added lemon juice & honey.  Using honey to get flavor can be difficult in brewing.  Add it at the end of the boil & you'll lose a lot of aroma.  Add during primary & the yeast will consume it.  So we decided to add it into the bright tank at 7 pounds per barrel of beer.  This definitely added a lot of honey flavor to the final product.  Only problem was that when we packaged the saison into kegs each keg got a different amount of honey pulled into it.  With the honey in the keg, the first few pints are sweeter do to honey settling at the bottom of the keg.  A con yes, but we've never made a beer with honey before that had so much honey in its flavor. 

 

 

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