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Saison Pomme

Brewer: Chris Ungvarsky Email:
Beer: Saison Pomme Style: Bière de Garde
Type: Extract w/grain Size: 5.5 gallons
14 HCU (~9 SRM)
Bitterness: 29 IBU
OG: 1.066 FG: 1.010
Alcohol: 7.3% v/v (5.7% w/w)
Grain: 1 lb. Belgian Munich
6 oz. Belgian CaraMunich
Steep: Steep grains in muslin bag 1.5 gallons 150° water for 30 minutes. Pull bag and place in colander, and pour 3 more gallons 160° water over top of grains into brew pot.
Boil: 60 minutes SG 1.081 4.5 gallons
5 lb. Light dry malt extract
1 lb. Belgian candi sugar
2 lb. Wheat extract
Add malt extracts at start of boil. Add candi sugar last 2 minutes. ** Cool boiled wort, syphon to fermenter and add water to reach 5.5 gallons.

** Optional: Add 1 tsp coriander, 1/2 tsp grains of paradise and 1/4 tsp black peppercorn last 2 minutes of boil.
Hops: 2.5 oz. Tettnanger (4.5% AA, 60 min.)
.5 oz. Tettnanger (aroma)
Yeast: White Labs WLP565 Belgian Saison yeast. Make a starter if you can, if not use two vials.
Log: Ferment warm (70-74°F) for 10 days. Peel and slice about 10-15 medium apples then place in freezer on brew day or soon thereafter. Allow apples to freeze solid, then remove and thaw. Place back in freezer again. Remove apples from freezer again on day 10 and allow to thaw to room temperature (a little oxidation browning will not hurt). Add apple slices directly into primary fermenter and continue ferment until airlock stops bubbling for a few days.
Carbonation: 3.0 volumes Honey: 7.00 oz. for 5.5 gallons @ 70°F
Bottle with 7 oz honey (mix with some hot water first to best dissipate).

Recipe posted 10/13/14.