@Mikes15 I havr only brewed one saison and it was this one with this yeast. I started at18 for 2 days and then let it free rise (in summer) and it got to 24C.
Reading the packet I ramped it up 2C each day and finished at 30-31C. m29 attenuated to near 1.000 so it was a 7.2% beer after carbonation!
Would do it again like this with this yeast. Had a great flavour with a touch of funk, but not overly. I don't like my saisons too horse-like. This yeast suits my palate perfectly at this temp schedule
Just threw in the biggest dry hop I have ever done. 82.5g Citra, 55g Simcoe and 69g Mosaic. 206.5g in total. It's Brewdogs Dead Pony Club Session IPA recipe.
I put this ina mega hop bag and will yank it out after 3-4 days. These hops are likely to absorb a lot of beer which is a shame. I'm not going to squeeze the beer out of the hops. Last time I did that with a big dry hop I had astrigency and an overbitter flavour to the beer. I don't recall it being like that pre-dry hop
So cold Crash from Sunday evening and will report back how much aroma and bitterness this mega dry hop has added