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August can be one of the hottest months, so we recommend cooling off with a refreshing, easy-drinking summer Saison. Commonly known as farmhouse ales, Saisons were historically brewed at the end of winter so they would be ready for the farmhands to cool of with in the hot summer months. Saisons are a hoppie Belgain style beer that tends to have a pronounced bitter finish and often have contributing fruit notes such as orange and citrus. It’s never too late to brew a crisp end of the summer Saison, so grab your ginger and orange peels and get ready to brew 5-gallons of Saison Du Soleil.

This beer has a foundation of light malty wheat flavors accentuated by Briess CBW® Pilsen Light extract, which is made from Briess Pilsen Malt and produces an exceptionally clean, crisp wort. Or you can convert this recipe into an all-grain recipe by simply substituting whole kernel Briess Pilsen Malt.

Saison Du Soleil

  • Type: Ale
  • Style: Saison
  • Batch Size: 5 gallons
  • Recipe Type: Extract
  • Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Team

Ingredients

  • 6.6 lbs Briess CBW® Pilsen Light LME
  • 1 lb Briess CBW® Bavarian Wheat DME
  • 0.75 lb Sugar
  • 0.5 oz Centennial (10.0% AA) (60-minute boil)
  • 1.0 oz Saaz (4.0% AA) (10-minute boil)
  • 0.5 Crystallized ginger (10-minute boil)
  • 0.5 oz Sweet orange peel dried (10-minute boil)
  • 1 vial White Labs WLP 585 Belgian Saison III Yeast
  • 1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient (10 minute boil)

Procedures

  • Bring water to boil
  • Remove from heat and add first hop addition
  • Boil 50 minutes
  • Dissolve DME in cool water
  • Remove water from heat and add dissolved DME, LME, sweet orange peel, crystallized ginger, sugar and second hop addition
  • Boil 10 minutes
  • Cool to 74ºF
  • Oxygenate
  • Pitch 1 vial WLP 585 Belgian Saison III Yeast

Fermentation

  • Primary Fermentation: 2 weeks at 74ºF
  • Secondary Fermentation: 4 weeks (preferably at 36ºF)
  • Fermentation Notes: Bottle condition with cane sugar or force carbonate

Stats

  • Original Gravity: 1.060
  • Final Gravity: 1.013
  • Alcohol by Weight: 4.9%
  • Alcohol by Volume: 6.2%
  • IBU: 22
  • Color: 21º Lovibond