ARCHIVED - Dead & Berried Saison

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PROFILE:

This tart and fruity saison is the perfect thirst quencher for those hot summer days. Dry and crisp with a hint of acidity, this Belgian-style ale has a solid malt foundation with some traditional European hops for balance. The addition of lactic acid enhances the blueberry flavor while the Belle Saison yeast gives the beer its bone-dry finish and effervescent carbonation. This beer can be brewed at higher temps (75-80°) for more ester production, which will add a spicier yeast profile to the finished product. Perfect for summer-time brewing.

FOR FANS OF:

Blueberry Saison – SanTan Brewing Co.
Béatitude Blueberry Tart Saison – Council Brewing Co.

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner Brewing Extract (Yeast under lid – You won’t be using this)
  • 1 Brewmax LME Softpack - Golden
  • 1 Packet Vienna Malt (4 oz.)
  • 1 Packet Pilsen Malt (4 oz.)
  • 1 Packet Hallertau Pellet Hops (1/2 oz.)
  • 1 Bottle Lactic Acid (1/2 fl oz.)
  • 1 Packet Belle Saison Brewing Yeast
  • 1 Can Blueberries
  • 2 Muslin Sacks
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not going to brew this recipe right away, we recommend that you refrigerate the packets of grains to preserve freshness

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.044 (approx.) -- FG: 1.007(approx.)
  • Flavor: Balanced
  • ABV (alc/vol): 4.9%
  • SRM (Color): 3
  • IBU (Bitterness): 33
  • BJCP Style: 28. American Wild Ale - 28C. Wild Specialty Beer

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 1 - 3 Weeks = 2 Months

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Dead & Berried Saison Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner Brewing Extract (Yeast under lid – You won’t be using this)
  • 1 Brewmax LME Softpack - Golden
  • 1 Packet Vienna Malt (4 oz.)
  • 1 Packet Pilsen Malt (4 oz.)
  • 1 Packet Hallertau Pellet Hops (1/2 oz.)
  • 1 Bottle Lactic Acid (1/2 fl oz.)
  • 1 Packet Belle Saison Brewing Yeast
  • 1 Can Blueberries
  • 2 Muslin Sacks
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not going to brew this recipe right away, we recommend that you refrigerate the packets of grains to preserve freshness

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.044 (approx.) -- FG: 1.007(approx.)
  • Flavor: Balanced
  • ABV (alc/vol): 4.9%
  • SRM (Color): 3
  • IBU (Bitterness): 33
  • BJCP Style: 28. American Wild Ale - 28C. Wild Specialty Beer

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 1 - 3 Weeks = 2 Months

 

STEP 1: SANITIZING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk.)

NOTE: BE SURE TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING THAT WILL COME INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR BEER. 

STEP 2: BREWING

Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation. 

    1. Using a measuring cup, pour 6 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot.
    2. Add the grains to a muslin sack and bring your water up to above 155 degrees F.
    3. Add the grain sack to the hot water and steep for 30 minutes between 155-165 degrees, stirring occasionally.
    4. While the grains are steeping, take the hops and put them in the other hop sack, tying it off and cutting off the excess cloth.
    5. After the 30 minute grain steep has passed, carefully lift the grain sack out of the pot and place into a strainer/colander. Rinse the sack over the pot with 1 cup of hot water. Let drain. Do NOT squeeze the grain bag. Discard grain bag.
    6. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the Brewing Extract (you won’t be using this), then place the unopened can in hot tap water.
    7. Bring the grain water to a low rolling boil, then add the muslin sack with the hops, and boil for 10 minutes. Once 10 minutes has passed, remove the pot from heat.
    8. Open the can of Brewing Extract and the LME Softpack and pour the contents into the hot mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called “wort”.
    9. Fill keg with cold tap water to the #1 mark on the back.
    10. Pour the wort into the keg (hop sack included), then bring the volume of the keg to the #2 mark by adding more cold, refrigerated water. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk.
    11. Sprinkle Belle Saison yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.
    12. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 68 and 86 degrees F (20-30 degrees C) and out of direct sunlight. After approximately 24 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface.Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal.
    13. After 1 week of fermentation, puree the can of blueberries in a sanitized blender, and add the pureed fruit and the ½ oz Lactic Acid to the beer. Give a gentle stir using a sanitized utensil without disturbing the sediment (boil utensil in water for a few minutes to sanitize). Quickly replace lid and continue fermentation.
    14. You’ll ferment for 21 days total. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks. After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process.

Step 3: BOTTLING AND CARBONATING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk.)

Flavor Profile

balanced-recipesFlavor Profile
Alcohol by volume: 4.9%
SRM (color): 3
IBU (Bitterness): 33
ARCHIVED - Dead & Berried Saison is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dry & Fruity I bought this when it first came out with boysenberries instead of the current blueberries. It was okay, a bit dry from the lactic acid, and the fruitiness was subtle but unmistakable. It seemed pretty well-developed after just 1 week of conditioning but was slightly better by week 3.
Date published: 2018-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Review for Dead & Berried Saison This recipe was easy to follow to completion. It's supposed to be ready to drink Saturday, October 6. I eagerly await trying it out. I tried the last partial beer that was bottled, since it had a large amount of sediment in it. I was not disappointed with the early tasting.
Date published: 2018-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A tasty Saison It's tart and bone-dry as to be expected of the style. The boysenberry (I'm not sure when the recipe switched to blueberries, but it used boysenberry when I purchased it) is in the background when drinking, but comes to the fore on the aftertaste, giving it a nice complexity. I had a lot of sediment in the bottles from the fruit; I'll cold crash it next time I brew it.
Date published: 2018-10-20
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