Things got a little weird on Sunday. I brewed up a dark funky saison type beer. Why? I'm not entirely sure. I'm a little inspired by Hill Farmstead's Edith when I had it recently, but I think this is mostly for curiosity's sake. This also isn't technically a saison, I'm not using a saison yeast, but I don't know what else to call it. Dark Brett Ale? Farmhouse Dark Ale? Who knows, let's just hope I in a few months I get to call it "Delicious".
I have a 3 gallon better bottle which I have dedicated to shorter term sour/funky beers. I have my solera, which is for long term sours, but I wanted to pump out stuff a little quicker to satisfy my sour thirst. The last beer I did turned out beautifully, so I went with another (hopefully) brett bomb. I am planning on fermenting this solely with BSI Brett Drie and Hill Farmstead dregs from Nordic Saison that I have been growing up for the past few weeks.
Dark Funky Saison
60 minute boil
4 lb Belgian Pils (71%)
1.5 lb White Wheat (27%)
0.12 lb Chocolate (2%)
0.5 oz Tettnang (60 min)
0.5 oz Tettnang (15 min)
BSI Brett Drie and Hill Farmstead Dregs at 66F ambient. Mashed at 148F.
OG 1.051 | FG 1.011 | ABV 5.4% | IBU 24
Ca 130 | Mg 2 | Na 66 | Cl 116 | SO4 134 | HCO3 213
3/8/15: Brewday. OG 1.050. Mash pH 5.4. It's a little chocolately, so I'm not sure how this will turn out.
3/10/15: Had to switch to a blowoff tube, this thing is fermenting like crazy.
3/16/15: Gravity to 1.011. Taste is very nice, color is a very unappetizing light brown.