I like to keep a few different style beers in my garage. When I was looking for inspiration in my old brews recipes I found that last Saison I’ve made over one year ago. So I decided to brew some simple, dry and light-colored French Saison with the addition of juniper, lime, orange and curaçao zest.
Batch size: 25L (6.5 gal)
Mash water: 20L filtered tap water + 0.5tsp Gypsum +0.5tsp Calcium Chloride + 3ml Phosphoric Acid 75%
Sparge water: 16L RO filtered water (no addition)
Pre-boil gravity: 1.045 (11.2 BLG)
Boil time: 60 min
OG: 1.050 (12.4 BLG)
FG: 1.000 (0 BLG)
IBU=30 EBC=6.5 SRM=3.3 ABV=6.6%
|3.9 kg||Pilsner Malt (DE)||84.7%|
|1 kg||Torrified Wheat||8.5%|
|0.3 kg||Cara Pils||6.8%|
HOPS & SPICES:
|60 min||German Tradition||25g||5.8%||Boil||Pellet|
|15 min||Mandarina Bavaria||20g||8.5%||Boil||Pellet|
|10 min||Limes||2 items||–||Boil||Zest|
|10 min||Sweet Oranges||10g||–||Boil||Peel|
|0 min||Limes||2 items||–||Boil||Zest|
|0 min||Sweet Oranges||10g||–||Boil||Peel|
|20 min||Mandarina Bavaria||30g||8.5%||Whirpool||Pellet|
|7 days||Mandarina Bavaria||50g||8.5%||Dry Hop||Pellet|
Mangrove Jack’s #M29 – French Saison Ale
|66°C (151°F)||Mash Step||75 min|
|72°C (161°F)||Mash Step||15 min|
|76°C (168°F)||Mash Out||15 min|
BREW DAY– 02.07.2019
I start at 20°C and after two days start increasing temperature 1°C per day till I get 30°C.
Racking to secondary fermentation 15.07.2019
22.07.2019 Dry Hopping
I’ve added 50g of Mandarina Bavaria hops.
I’ve planned to do this after 3 to 5 days with dry hops, but work blocked me.
I’ve primed with 160g dexctrose and got 42 bottles.
Medium carbonation, medium-high to high phenolic aroma (spicy-peppery-clove). Limon aroma almost not perceptible and covered by yeast character. Overall, it is a very nice beer but not exactly what I expected. Next time will try with lemongrass or something similar and lower fermentation temperature or less phenolic yeast strain.
3rd prize on Stupid Sexy Flanders Competition
After two months I’ve sent this beer for competition. Full review you can find in this post.