Lime Saison

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 kgPilsner Malt (DE)84.7%
1 kgTorrified Wheat8.5%
0.3 kgCara Pils6.8%


60 minGerman Tradition25g5.8%BoilPellet
15 minMandarina Bavaria20g8.5%BoilPellet
10 minJuniper 15gBoilBerries
10 minLimes2 itemsBoilZest
10 minSweet Oranges10gBoilPeel
10 min Curaçao 10gBoil Peel
0 minLimes2 itemsBoil Zest
0 minSweet Oranges10gBoil Peel
0 min Curaçao 10gBoil Peel
20 minMandarina Bavaria30g8.5%WhirpoolPellet
7 daysMandarina Bavaria50g8.5%Dry HopPellet


Mangrove Jack’s #M29 – French Saison Ale


66°C (151°F)Mash Step75 min
72°C (161°F)Mash Step15 min
76°C (168°F)Mash Out15 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.

29.07.2019 Bottling

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.

13.09.2019 Tasting.

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.

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