I recently did the NB Saison extract kit.
OG just slightly low. target was 1.056; actual, corrected for temp 1.054.
Yeast had a 24-hr stir-plate starter, poured straight in. (Wyeast 3742)
FG was high; 1.023 after 1-week primary and 6-weeks secondary in a room that was 65-75F ambient. I would think the yeast should have been happy, it calls for 70-85, I probably should have ramped up a bit even. They’ve been bottled for 3 weeks.
Flavor is right where I like it; lightly, but still noticeably peppery.
The bottles are not gushing when I open them, but the head! The most gentle pour results in a cappuccino froth. The pint glass is flowing over before I get half of the 12 oz bottle in. It’s a very stiff head too. I don’t think the actual beer seems over-carbonated though.
The NB-Saison kit is very paint-by-numbers, there’s not much room to introduce error, but it seems like I managed to anyway.
So, will additional aging help them NOT foam, or just make them more likely to gush or even fail? What caused the FG to be so high? and did it also cause the foaming?