This brew day, we made Michael’s recipe for a spiced winter saison with star aniseed, dates, orange zest and honey based loosely on this recipe from the Mad Fermentationist. Michael’s been wanting to experiment with extra ingredients for a while, but I was sort of on the fence before making this beer (..now I’m excited to give it a go myself!).
I don’t usually go for saisons. Maybe it’s something about the yeast, but almost always, I’ll take a few sips, decide I would rather not, and then go get something else. Fully aware of my strong feelings on saisons, Michael brewed one about 6 weeks ago while I was overseas. However, in what I assure you came as a great surprise to both of us, I actually love it, and I’ve been keen to try my hand at a saison recipe ever since.Read more "The Janitor"