This is my recipe for my Saison DuPont Clone. I think it came very close to the original. I brought it to one of the meetings and people seemed to agree.
I cultured the yeast from a bottle of Saison DuPont by adding a have bottle of wort to a bottle of Saison DuPont I was drinking that night. I covered with tin foil. Once I saw activity, I knew it was going to work. I then stepped it up twice. Once in a 1000ml starter on a stirplate. Then to a 2000ml starter on a stirplate.
I then decanted that second starter and pitched into my recipe above at 70 Degrees. I let it rise up overnight and then hit it with the Thermowrap heater to 85°F.
The fermentation was fast and furious, but I let it sit in the fermenter for about 10 days at the high heat. I then brought the temperature down about 5°F a day until I got down about 50°F. I then transfered into a keg, sealed the keg with CO2, and let the keg sit in my basement for 6 months.
After 6 months I hooked it up to the Keggerator and carbonated it the rest of the way to 3 vols. The rest is history.