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Offline ECH

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90 min boil vs 60 min boil
« on: June 10, 2016, 05:15:25 PM »
Question for the group. Been looking at recipes to try my first Saison, and I am seeing alot of 90 min boils vs just 60.

I am assuming that since most of the base grain is Pilsner, the extra 30 mins is to drive off any off flavors from the Pilsner malt.

Seeing as I am only doing extract with LME....do I have to also do a 90min vs 60min boil? Or is the extra time to get rid of any off flavors with LME already taken care of when they make the LME? I have used Pilsen LME before, and have never came across any off flavors only doing a 60min boil, so thinking I am safe with just a 60min boil. Just thought I would ask the group what they though.

Got my Saison down to 2 recipes.

Brewer: Elm City Wobbly Pops   
Batch Size: 5.00 gal   Style: Saison (16C)
Boil Size: 5.92 gal   Style Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 5.4 SRM   Equipment: Elm City Wobbly Pops
Bitterness: 33.7 IBUs   Boil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.056 (13.6 P)   
Est FG: 1.012 SG (3.1 P)   Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 5.7%   Taste Rating: 30.0

Ingredients Amount    Name    Type    #
1 lbs    Vienna Malt (Weyermann) (3.0 SRM)    Grain    1
8.00 oz    Wheat Malt, Pale (Weyermann) (2.0 SRM)    Grain    2
4.00 oz    Caramunich I (Weyermann) (51.0 SRM)    Grain    3
7 lbs 8.00 oz    LME Pilsen Light (Briess) (2.3 SRM)    Grain    4
0.50 oz    Nelson Sauvin [12.0%] - Boil 60 min    Hops    5
1.00    Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min)    Misc    6
0.50 oz    Nelson Sauvin [12.0%] - Boil 15 min    Hops    7
1.00 oz    Nelson Sauvin [12.0%] - Boil 1 min    Hops    8
1.00 oz    Nelson Sauvin [12.0%] - Boil 0 min    Hops    9
1 pkgs    Belgian Saison (Wyeast Labs #3724)    Yeast    10
2.00 oz    Nelson Sauvin [12.0%] - Dry Hop 7 days    Hops    11


Mainly because I want to try a brew with Nelson

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Brewer: Elm City Wobbly Pops   
Batch Size: 5.00 gal   Style: Saison (16C)
Boil Size: 5.92 gal   Style Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 4.1 SRM   Equipment: Elm City Wobbly Pops
Bitterness: 39.4 IBUs   Boil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.056 (13.6 P)   
Est FG: 1.012 SG (3.1 P)   Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 5.7%   Taste Rating: 30.0

Ingredients Amount    Name    Type    #
1 lbs    Rye Malt (Weyermann) (3.0 SRM)    Grain    1
1 lbs    Wheat - White Malt (Briess) (2.3 SRM)    Grain    2
7 lbs 8.00 oz    LME Pilsen Light (Briess) (2.3 SRM)    Grain    3
0.50 oz    Amarillo [9.2%] - Boil 60 min    Hops    4
0.50 oz    Simcoe [13.0%] - Boil 60 min    Hops    5
1.00    Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min)    Misc    6
1.50 oz    Amarillo [9.2%] - Boil 0 min    Hops    7
1.50 oz    Simcoe [13.0%] - Boil 0 min    Hops    8
1 pkgs    Belgian Saison (Wyeast Labs #3724)    Yeast    9
1.00 oz    Amarillo [9.2%] - Dry Hop 7 days    Hops    10
1.00 oz    Simcoe [13.0%] - Dry Hop 7 days    Hops    11


Which is a clone of La Saison du Tractor (which I love), with the exception of the yeast, as they call for the French Saison yeast. I will likely do both, so not going to buy another pack of saison yeast, when I can harvest from the first.

Very surprised by the amount of hops in Tractor, don't recall tasting much Simcoe in the commercial version.

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Re: 90 min boil vs 60 min boil
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2016, 05:40:23 PM »
The extra 30 minutes is to get rid of the extra DMS in Pilsner malt, which to my understanding is either not present or pretty insignificant in extract.