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Summertime Saison

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Summertime Saison

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Beer Style: Saison  (16C)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons



Glowing orange, this Belgian farmhouse ale is a refreshing summertime beer with a kick. This saison yeast has pepper and cinnamon aromas.


  • 8 lbs Belgian pilsner malt
  • 2 1/2 lbs German wheat malt
  • 2 lbs Munich malt
  • 1/4 lb sauer malt
  • One pound table sugar
  • 3/4 oz magnum pellet hops
  • 2 oz Czech
  • WLP565 Belgian Saison Yeast
  • Coriander seed optional
  • Black pepper optional
  • I prefer letting the spiciness of the yeast do the talking

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 10 days
Secondary Ferment: 4 weeks

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.071
Final Gravity: 1.013
Alcohol by Vol: 7.59%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Heat 4 gallons of water to 160. Mash at 148 for one hour. Heat 5 gallons sparge water. Sparge until 6 1/2 gallons of wort are in boil pot. Add sugar. Bring to boil. Add magnum hops at beginning of boil. Add Saaz with 5 minutes remaining. Chill to 65 degrees. Pitch yeast. This yeast is a hot fermenter. Will rise into 80s or 90s. Ferment 10 days then transfer to secondary. Check gravity. If it hasn't dropped pitch more yeast into secondary and ferment again. Let rest for 4 weeks then bottle or keg. Briskly carbonate.




review rating
 Reviewed by david on Sun Oct 18 2015

I have now had this recipe on my secondary ferment and have been watching it progress. I am extremely impressed with the color and aroma and can't wait to taste it. This is my second all grain saison. The first "Mikes" was a great tasting Saison but came out very pale and lacking in color character. The reddish brown color that this brew is taking on is exactly what I was looking for in an off season Saison. I will follow up this review upon tasting but based on the smell during raking into the secondary I believe this will be my best batch yet.