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SKU: K-MDF1-BTO
Batch Size: 5 Gallon
Fermentation Temperature: Ale
Manufacturer: High Gravity
Beer Category: Belgian and French Ale

This beer ingredient kit is a Saison brewed by fellow FOAMer Robert Gulley.

Maison de Ferme is a refreshing, medium strength fruity/spicy ale with a distinctive yellow-orange color, highly carbonated, well hopped, and dry with a quenching acidity.

Recipe kit instructions and ingredients.

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Price: $36.99
Maison de Ferme (Farmhouse Ale)
Maison de Ferme (Farmhouse Ale)
SKU: K-MDF1-BTO
Weight: 9 lbs 8 ozs
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This beer ingredient kit is a Saison brewed by fellow FOAMer Robert Gulley.

Maison de Ferme is a refreshing, medium strength fruity/spicy ale with a distinctive yellow-orange color, highly carbonated, well hopped, and dry with a quenching acidity.

History of the Saison: A seasonal summer style produced in Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium. Originally brewed at the end of the cool season to last through the warmer months before refrigeration was common. It had to be sturdy enough to last for months but not too strong to be quenching and refreshing in the summer. It is now brewed year-round in tiny, artisanal breweries whose buildings reflect their origins as farmhouses.

Awards:
2nd Place Bluebonnet Brewoff 2002 Belgian and French Ale
3rd Place Bluff City Brewers Extravaganza 2002 Belgian and French Ale
3rd Place Kansas City Bier Meisters' Homebrew Competition 2001
2nd Place 2000 Wild Brew Belgian and French Ale
1st Place 2002 Kansas City Bier Meisters Belgian and French Ale.

High Gravity's extract kits use only the highest quality ingredients and are assembled when you order so they contain the freshest possible ingredients. Each kit makes 5 gallons.

Each kit makes 5 gallons.

Click here to view the instructions and ingredients.



Extract kits are recommended for beginning brewers.

Extract kits contain malt extract along with specialty grains and is by far the most common kit type. Extract kits rely on the malt extract to provide the fermentable sugars and the grains are primarily for color and flavor. This is the most common type of beer kit and is recommended for those who are just getting started or those that want to make a great tasting beer without a lot of effort.

BIAB Kits require additional brewing knowledge.

Brew-in-s-Bag eliminates the extract and completely rely on the grains to produce the fermentable sugars needed to make the beer.

BIAB uses one vessel to steep the mash and to boil the wort with the entire volume of liquid added at the start of the mash.

This method also requires that the entire volume be boiled so a 40qt+ pot is needed to boil the wort (pre-fermented beer). It is recommended that you have some experience brewing extract kits before attempting all-grain.

This method also requires that the entire volume be boiled so a 40qt+ pot is needed to boil the wort (pre-fermented beer). It is recommended that you have some experience brewing extract kits before attempting all-grain.

All-grain kits eliminate the extract and completely rely on the grains to produce the fermentable sugars needed to make the beer. Additional equipment is required, such as a mash tun and hot liquor tank. This method also requires that the entire volume be boiled so a 40qt pot is recommended to boil the wort (pre-fermented beer).

All-grain brewing is the most advanced method for brewing beer and is recommended for those that have had some experience brewing extract kits.


We recommend liquid yeast for our High Gravity kits but if you would prefer dry yeast, you can select it instead. Liquid yeasts provide a wider range of flavor profiles but are very susceptible to temperature variations. This can cause problems when shipping during very hot weather. Dry yeast, however, will not be damaged in transport because of weather conditions.
You may also want to choose your own yeast. If so, you can select the "No Yeast" Option.

Ice Pack:
When shipping liquid yeast, an ice pack is highly recommended, especially during hot weather to help ensure the viability of the liquid yeast. There is an additional cost of $1.00. High Gravity will not guarantee the viability of liquid yeast shipped without a cold pack.

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"Great brew"

on 10/19/2013 10:29:14 PM

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Review Comments: I did the partial mash and this kit was incredible. Even my non beer nerd and BMC friends loved it. I fermented between 74-78 which was nice for a late summer season beer. didn't have to break out the swamp cooler. I started drinking it as soon as I could after secondary fermentation and kegging and it was awesome. But if you can wait a couple weeks it does indeed get better with a little aging. Buy this kit you won't regret it.

"great"

on 9/27/2011 7:01:44 AM

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Review Comments: This turned out great. I finished my last one a couple days ago. Don't get discouraged during bottling if what you taste is extremely unbalanced and very tart. It will all smooth out during conditioning. I brought some of these to a party, and everybody loved them.

"farmhouse saison"

on 9/22/2011 3:46:47 PM

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Review Comments: I bought this kit because I wanted a "spice" beer something to enjoy on a fall day with body and flavor. Dave told me about this one so I examined the packet, There is orange peels in it and some other goodies so I thought "why not" I made the kit and it made the house smell good an almost cider smell when brewing it wasnt too dark kind of a shade of golden brown. The kit was easy to make and I kegged this one to age for 2 weeks. I put it on tap and I was supprised how you can taste the spices a... More details

"HG's Farmhouse Ale"

on 9/17/2011 2:26:38 PM

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Review Comments: I have tried several different Saison recipes but this one is the best so far . . . one of the best I have brewed! Everyone loves it. I concur with the advice about stuck fermentation and temperature. I ended up placing mine in a dark closet in the low to mid-80s. Finally finished after two more weeks. I threw a second batch on the first yeast cake and added a little more of everything. Crazy fermentation that produced stronger flavor and and slightly higher alcohol content.

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on 7/16/2011 2:52:25 PM

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Review Comments: If you get the wyeast 3724, research fermentation temps. I know HG's recipe says 66-76, but I had to kick mine up to 80 degrees because my fermentation stalled at 1.030 after a week. Numerous posts across many forums says the saison 3724 yeast can handle higher temps much better, and that it's common for 3724 to stall at 1.030. Kick it up to 80+ if you hit the 1.030 wall.

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on 6/28/2010 7:57:21 AM

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Review Comments: I bought this kit to brew for my wife and she loves it! I spiced it up a little bit by adding some grains of paradise, coriander, crystallized ginger and 3lbs of apricots. Absolutely the best beer I've brewed by far!! I will definitely be buying this one again!