Rwen Saison

Belgian-Style Pale Ale - All Grain

Recipe Description

Saison based on Boulevard's Spring Belle Saison

Spring Belle marries the crisp, spicy flavor of a traditional farmhouse ale, with its citrusy hop notes, to the fresh floral aromas of chamomile, rose petals and elderflower.

  • Batch Size: 5 gal (18.9 L)
  • Boil Size: 5 gal (18.9 L)
  • Boil Time: 60 mins

Ingredients

  • Grains/Fermentables
  • 7 lbs (3.18 kg) Belgian Pilsner 2-Row (2 °L)
  • 2 lbs (0.91 kg) Belgian Wheat (2 °L)
  • Hops
  • 1 oz (28.35 g) Calypso Leaf 16% AA (Boil - 15 mins)
  • Miscellaneous
  • 2 oz (56.7 g) Dried Elderflowers (Boil - 5 mins)
  • 1 oz (28.35 g) Dried Chamomile (Boil - 15 mins)
  • 2.5 oz (70.87 g) Rose Petals (Primary)
  • Yeast
  • Belgian Saison I Yeast (Whitelabs WLP565) (Liquid)

Directions

Infusion Step: Mash at 148 °F (64 °C) with 5 gal (18.93 L) of water for 90 minutes.

Recommended Sparge: 167 °F (75 °C)

Heat 2 cups of water to 205, cut heat for 60 seconds. Add 0.5oz lavender and 2oz of rose buds/petals for 15mins. Maintain heat around 205 for 10 minutes. I then poured the liquid into a pyrex measuring cup, collecting slightly over 1cup of liquid. Pitched liquid once cooled to room temp. The fermenter perked up that night.

Hold in primary fermentor for 6 days at 72 °F (22 °C).

Allow to carbonate and age for 7 days.

If you started brewing this beer today you could be drinking it by Aug. 27, 2018. Start brewing this recipe.