Sunday, February 13, 2011
Brewing Saison and Pale Ales
A beautiful day was spent brewing beer... two types to be exact, a saison and a pale ale. We began in the morning to escape the afternoon sun, only to be delayed by our search for the copper coil that cools the beer once boiled (the immersion chiller). The previous weekend we had cleaned out the garage and I guess our organizational skills aren't up to speed, since we couldn't find what we needed! So, by lunch time the coil was found and we were off and brewing. We brewed both batches from a kit we got from the Northern Brewer Catalog: Petite Saison D'ete and the Smoked Amber Ale. In five weeks, I let you know how it tastes.