Friday, June 3, 2011


Today I bottled the Rapture.  The Rapture is a Saison.  A Saison (French, "season") is the name originally given to low-alcohol pale ales brewed seasonally in farmhouses in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, for farm workers during harvest season. Modern-day saisons are also brewed in other countries, particularly the USA, and are generally bottle conditioned, with an average range of 5 to 8% abv, though saisons at the more traditional 3.5% strength can still be found.

My Saision is coming in around 5%, low-alcohol pale ale my arse!  Before bottling, I tasted the beer and it is good, and only going to get better!

The recipe!

1.15 lb Special Aromatic Malt
1.15 lb Caravienne Malt
1.15 lb Victory Malt
4 lb Light DME
1 lb Amber Belgian Candy Sugar
1 oz Centennial Hops
2 oz Chinook Hops
2 oz Ahtanum Hops
1 tsp Irish Moss
1/2 tsp Yeast Nutrient
2 tsp Coriander
1 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Grains of Paradise
1/2 tsp Dried Ginger
1/2 tsp Dried Bitter Orange Peel
1/2 tsp Sweet Orange Peel
Wyeast French Saison Yeast

I made about 5 gallons of this and I hope to be drinking it by the end of the month, if not sooner!  Stayed tuned for the label artwork on these guys.

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