Brewed the Petite Saison d-Ete extract kit. Used the dry yeast Safbrew T-58. Followed all instructions on the recipe sheet that came w the kit. Added the (re-hydrated) yeast when the wort temperature was 68 degrees. The fermenter sat in a dark closet at 67 degrees for 5 days. Then I set it in a water bath, and it sat there (in the dark still) at 64 degrees for another 5 days. Bottled on March 27. The bottles sat in a dark closet at about 70 degrees for 16 days.
Drinking time comes, there is very little head (none, basically) and the saison tastes very much like a commercial pilsner, maybe w a little bit of acidic/tannin off-taste (but it could be my imagination).
I haven’t drank a lot of saisons (but I sure enjoy those that I have) and mine doesn’t seem very indicative of the style. Or, maybe I am wrong and it is in line. I should have used the (recommended) liquid yeast (Wyeast 3711 French Saison) and am betting this is my problem (I made an ordering error and went ahead and brewed w the Safbrew…)
Any thoughts? Thanks guys.