Elderflower saison

elderflower-saison

Another beer I squeezed in over the summer was a Elderflower saison, this was brewed late june and I added 30g of elderflowers to the fermentor and left them there for five day before removing and bottling.

The elderflowers worked really well with the Nelson Sauvin hop and the rye malt and created a great refreshing summer beer.

Elderflower Saison
Stats
Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.055
Final Gravity: 1.010
Alcohol Content: 6% ABV
Bitterness: 30 IBU
Colour: 4.2 SRM

Malts
Pilsner 4.500kg
Rye 500g
Wheat 500g
Carahell 250g

Hops
Magnum 13g 60 Min
Nelson Sauvin 10g 10mins
Nelson Sauvin 15g 5mins
Nelson Sauvin 15g 0mins – steep at 85c for 20mins

Yeast

Wyeast 3711 French saison

Update
23/06/2013 Brewed
25/06/2013 Fermenting Nicely at 20c will let it come up to 22c
29/06/2013 Down to 1.010 added 30g of fresh elderflowers in a hop sock
4/07/2013 Bottled

25/07/2013 Great beer, big tight white head nose of elderflowers refreshing and crisp with a hint of spicyness from the rye

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