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  • Summer Saison

    This fruity, complex ale is surprisingly light and dangerously easy drinking. Brewed in the summer, it will be good with changing complexity until well after Christmas.

    Type: Ale

    Style: Belgian / French Ales

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: Extract with grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    6.6 lbs CBW® Pilsen Light DME Substitute 8.8 lbs LME Extract, DME
    12 oz Caramel Malt 20L Caramel, Crystal
    4 oz Carapils® Malt Dextrine
    1 lb Cane Sugar Boil 15 minutes
    1 oz Hallertau Hops (6.5% AA) Boil 45 minutes
    1 tsp Irish Moss Boil 15 minutes
    1 oz Saaz Hops (4% AA) Boil 1 minute
    0.25 oz Coriander Boil 1 minute
    2 vials WLP566 Belgian Saison II Ale Yeast Substitute 16 oz starter


    1. Perform mini-mash with 4 gallons of water and grains
    2. Steep at 152-158ºF for 30 minutes
    3. Add extract
    4. Bring to a boil
    5. Add bittering hops and continue to boil
    6. Heat sugar in a saucepan stir constantly until liquid and slightly browned
    7. Add caramelized sugar, Irish Moss, coriander and finishing hops as indicated
    8. Remove from heat
    9. Cool to 72ºF
    10. Transfer to primary fermenter
    11. Fill to desired level with cold water
    12. Oxygenate and pitch yeast

    Primary Fermentation: 14 days at 70ºF

    Secondary Fermentation: 7 days at 35ºF

    Fermentation Notes: Bottle condition with cane sugar

    Original Gravity: 1.067

    Final Gravity: 1.012

    Alcohol by Weight: 7.4%

    Alcohol by Volume: 8%

    IBU: 24

    Color: 7 SRM