Hot weather brewing and you.

With summer temps in excess off 100, ones desire to get outside and brew wanes. The heat has all but wrecked my hop vines, and the intense heat can bring weaker men to their knees. Nonetheless I feel the need to get out and brew. With summer winding down, and fall around the corner I am at a brewing crossroads of sort. Do I get in one last summer brew, or switch focus towards those heartier fall/winter brews? For now I will squeeze in one last summer brew, while working on a recipe for hearty Octoberfest style brew. When brewing in the middle of summer, one must be conscious of the beers they brew. I opt to skip the temp controlled brew fridge in favor of a heat loving brew.

Name: Psychedelic Heat

Hibuscus Saison

A ProMash Recipe Report

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 6.00 Wort Size (Gal): 6.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 12.00
Anticipated OG: 1.062 Plato: 15.30
Anticipated SRM: 5.2
Anticipated IBU: 25.0
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Grain/Extract/Sugar
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7.00 lbs. Pilsener Malt Belgium
2.00 lbs. Wheat Malt Belgium
1.00 lbs. CaraVienne Malt Belgium
2.00 lbs. Cane Sugar Generic

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.

Hops
Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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0.50 oz. Chinook Pellet 11.50 22.2 60 min.
0.50 oz. Saazer Whole 3.60 1.7 15 min.
0.50 oz. Saazer Whole 3.60 1.1 1 min.
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Extras
Amount Name
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4.00 oz. Hibiscus flower added to mash
4.00 oz. Hibiscus flower added last 15 minutes of boil
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Yeast – Whitelabs Saison I
Start fermenting at 65F then let it ramp up as high as it wants to: 85f – 90f

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~ by thebrewgeek on Saturday, August 2, 2008.

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