The first day of summer was last Tuesday, which means it is an acceptable time to brew my Summer Saison.
This summer is the 9th time I've brewed this recipe. According to my records, it is the 313th batch of beer I've brewed since I started way back in 2009.
It is my 38th batch of beer that I've brewed on the Anvil Foundry.
I picked up ingredients from Tom's Brew Shop on Wednesday.
I started an "overnight mash" on Saturday.
I brewed early Sunday morning.
When I got the bag of grains out of the brewing kettle I had put them in ... I accidently poked a hole in the plastic bag.
I lost a significant amount of grain on my garage floor. I actually didn't realize how much until the next day when the mash was done. I could have picked it up, but decided to just leave it.
My pre-boil gravity was significantly low. I assume mostly because the amount of grain I dumped on my floor, but I was also high on my volume.
I did add about 12oz of table sugar to get the gravity up.
The post-boil gravity was right on.
I chilled to the high 70's and used the pump to get the wort into the fermentor.
The fermentation was going strong by Sunday afternoon.
And, it has been going ever since. I expect I'll keg it up in a couple of weeks. I know I'll enjoy this beer since I've brewed it enough times I know what to expect.
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