Some of you, quite rightly, are scratching you head and wondering, “did the BJCP codify a new style I’m unaware of?” No, but I did. As my second on-premises homebrew recipe, I am collaborating with my bother-in-law. He’s French by birth, but I won’t hold that against him. Our idea is something that is both French and American, something that reflects our heritages, and our common love for bold, complex, Belgian-y beer. With a last name like Shoemaker, you may quickly deduce that I’m from German stock, and you’d be right. Look below and you’ll find an ingredient that’s German- Avangard Pilsner malt. American Magnum hops, used for bitterness, are German in origin. The spices used are quite common in French cooking, and to tie it all together, a Belgian style yeast to handle the anticipated higher gravity and to dry out the beer.
This trans-Atlantic brew does not have a name yet, but something will come to us. Have an idea for the name? Leave it as a comment. An added bonus, Benjamin (my b.i.l.) is an accomplished artist. I’ve charged him with the responsibility of doing the label art. Our brew date is this Saturday, 3/25/17 at 4 p.m.
Upon completion you can bet I’ll be reviewing the beer. Will it come out like I’ve imagined it, or will it result in something entirely different? We’ll see.
Recipe: RED SUPER SAISON F-A.S.A. Brewer: JOHN SHOEMAKER Asst Brewer: BENJAMIN PERRAMANT Style: Saison TYPE: All Grain Taste: (30.0) Recipe Specifications -------------------------- Boil Size: 6.25 gal Post Boil Volume: 5.00 gal Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal Estimated OG: 21.6 Plato Estimated Color: 15.1 SRM Estimated IBU: 30.8 IBUs Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.00 % Est Mash Efficiency: 80.0 % Boil Time: 60 Minutes Ingredients: ------------ Amt Name Type # %/IBU 13.00 lb Pilsner Malt (Avangard) (1.7 SRM) Grain 1 83.9 % 1.00 lb Crystal Malt - 60L (Thomas Fawcett) Grain 2 6.5 % 0.75 lb Rye, Flaked (Briess) (4.6 SRM) Grain 3 4.8 % 0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 4 3.2 % 0.25 lb Wheat - Soft Red, Flaked (Briess) Grain 5 1.6 % 0.75 oz Magnum [13.30 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 6 30.8 IBUs 1.00 oz Pepper Corns (Boil 7.0 mins) Spice 7 - 0.75 oz Nutmeg (Boil 7.0 mins) Spice 8 - 1.0 pkg Belle Saison (Lallemand/Danstar #-) Yeast 9 - Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 15.50 lb ---------------------------- Name Description Step Temp. Step Time Mash In Add 19.64 qt of water at 169.9 F 154.0 F 75 min Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun , 3.20gal) of 168.0 F water