This deep golden wonderfully complex summer brew is spiced with lemon zest and paradise seeds.
Specialty malts: aromatic, flaked wheat, white wheat
Featured hops: Tradition, Hallertau
Other additives: paradise seeds
The required lemon zest is not included with this kit.
O.G. = 1.065
F.G. = 1.013
Approximately 6.8% ABV
Approximately 219 Cal / 12 oz
Makes 5 US gallons
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The kit arrived in good condition with all necessary parts (ingredients) clearly labeled and separated. Downloadable instructions were easy to follow and we had no issues in the process. As usual, good kit from Austin Home Brew. Can wait to sample the finished product!
Brewed all grain version with WLP565. Mashed @ 149, fermented @ 77F with aluminum foil over the airlock vice liquid to cut down on back pressure and was kegged in 14 days. Little bit of haze from the wheat, but its cleared up after 3 weeks in the keg. Great citrus flavor from the zest with a little spice from the GoP; a little like Boulevard Tank 7. I made this to replace AHS Pacific Saison my kegerator and I like both, but prefer this for the complexity.
Brewed about a month ago, kegged 4 days back. It's still carbonating, but i went ahead and poured a pint this evening, and hot damn! Wonderful esters, very smooth flavor with a slightly peppery finish, but not overwhelming at all. This was the first thing i ever brewed all grain a while back, and it came out terrible, but i held off on a review, mostly because i figured it was something i did wrong, sure enough it was, this time around is a totally different, and quite wonderful story. This will be an awesome refreshment for the hot months to come!
I just racked this beer into the secondary yesterday and what a great smelling beer. The color is magnificent. I used a late addition method for the batch, and I used a Platinum Series White Labs Saison II yeast. This yeast is different than the Saison I where it will ferment a little quicker. I made a starter for this yeast and put into on a stir plate for 32 hours. The yeast count was dramatically increased vs. aerating, which I did with with my last stout I brewed. I would highly recommend buying or builder your own stir plate because it will make quite a difference in your brewing. I will leave additional comment once bottled.
Great Beer! I used the T-58 yeast, started fermentation at 68 and put the fermenter outside while it was in the mid 90s (techinque from the Farmhouse Ales book). Everyone in my Brew Club loved it.