Wyeast 3724 Saison Scenario

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Wyeast 3724 Saison Scenario

Postby TCochran » Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:17 pm

I am needing some direction. I brewed a Saison just over 3 weeks ago using Wyeast 3724. My OG was 1.062 and is now stalled at 1.30, which was expected. The beer started at 75F for a week & has been in my garage for 2 weeks. What are my options here? Do I move the beer? Leave it in the garage? Pitch more yeast? I have some dry Saison yeast I can use.

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Re: Wyeast 3724 Saison Scenario

Postby jeffjm » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:19 pm

Hi Tim -

If your beer isn't up to at least 90F, let it get that warm. You might also try gently swirling the fermenter.

If neither of those work, rehydrate the dry yeast and pitch it. That's what I had to do with the saison I had at porch time the last meeting.

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Re: Wyeast 3724 Saison Scenario

Postby seymour » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:02 am

+1 to the swirling tip.

We're so trained to avoid late-stage aeration/oxidation, but let it go this time. Really swirl it so the compacted yeast slurry goes back into suspension. They'll get back to work and absorb some of the oxygen in the process.
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Re: Wyeast 3724 Saison Scenario

Postby TCochran » Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:10 pm

I gave this a swirl with a spoon and it started up again. Everything looks good. Thanks.

When this gets done fermenting should I put it in a keg that I had a Brett beer in and see what happens?
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Re: Wyeast 3724 Saison Scenario

Postby seymour » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:34 pm

TCochran wrote:When this gets done fermenting should I put it in a keg that I had a Brett beer in and see what happens?

That would certainly be delicious saison, and would add another interesting layer of complexity. But if so, you will no longer be able to discern the true character of the Wyeast 3724. If you bought this particular single-strain yeast in order to train your palate, I'd bottle at least some of it straight up before blending the rest...
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Re: Wyeast 3724 Saison Scenario

Postby Mike C-Z » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:48 pm

From my experience, if you clean and sanitize the keg that had the brett beer in it properly you won't pick up any brett in future beers that go into that keg.
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Re: Wyeast 3724 Saison Scenario

Postby TCochran » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:06 pm

This beer finally finished (1.012) after six weeks. It will be at the next meeting.
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Re: Wyeast 3724 Saison Scenario

Postby jeffjm » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:11 pm

Tim, did you keg this already? The reason I ask is that 1.012 seems high for a saison. Did you get 1.012 on two different readings three or four days apart?
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Re: Wyeast 3724 Saison Scenario

Postby TCochran » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:42 am

I have not kegged yet. I was going to do it Saturday. I will take another reading before I do.
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