Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Saison Recipe

It's been over a month…close to two months since I have been able to get a brew day in, I hope to change that this Saturday. This time around I plan to brew a Saison using some Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops in the finish. I'm going to brew a 10 gallon batch. Keg half of it and then bottle the other half. With the bottled version I plan to either bottle with Brettanomyces bruxellensis or I might add peaches and use the White Labs Belgian Sour Mix 1 although I'm not sure I'm willing to sit on this one for a year or two to let the magic happen.

Here is the recipe so far. If you have any feedback let me know. Also if you are around on Saturday and want to swing by just drop me an email.

20 lbs of Pilsner Malt (77.7%)
1.75 lbs of Wheat Malt (6.8%)
1.25 lbs of Munich Malt (4.9%)
0.25 lbs of Caramunich (1%)

2.5 lbs of Corn Sugar (9.7%)

4 oz of Styrian Goldings (5.2% AA) for 60 Minutes
1 oz of Citra at KO
1 oz of Nelson Sauvin at KO

WLP568 Belgian Style Saison Ale Yeast Blend (2 vials and large starter)

Pre-Boil Gravity = 1.042
OG = 1.063
FG = 1.018
ABV = 5.9%
IBU = 29

147 F for 90 minutes

90 Minute Boil

1 comment:

  1. Error in the FG. Should be 1.010 or under for a Saison putting the ABV around 7%+.

    For the second 5 gallons I decided to go with the White Labs Belgian Sour Mix and 1 can of Oregon Peach Puree. Will probably take about a year for that to come around.