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Lemondrop Saison

216 calories
Method: All Grain
Style: Saison
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 6.5 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.051 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: Mason Wheeler / Northern Brewer

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Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
8 lbBelgian - Pilsner8 lb Pilsner371.666.7%
1.5 lbGerman - Pale Wheat1.5 lb Pale Wheat391.512.5%
1 lbFinland - Munich Malt1 lb Munich Malt3678.3%
0.5 lbGerman - CaraMunich I0.5 lb CaraMunich I34394.2%
1 lbCorn Sugar - Dextrose1 lb Corn Sugar - Dextrose460.58.3%
12 lb Total      
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU
0.5 ozHorizon0.5 oz Horizon HopsPellet12.5Boil60 min23.55
1 ozlemondrop1 oz lemondrop HopsPellet6Boil10 min8.2
1 ozlemondrop1 oz lemondrop HopsPellet6Boil0 min
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
16 qtMash--152 F60 min
0 qtSparge170 F10 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
65 - 77 °F
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.75 (M cells / ml / ° P)
229 B cells required
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Target Water Profile: Deer Park Spring Water
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
I use Deer Park Spring Water with no water chemistry changes
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I don't have an amount of Sparge Water as my sparge routine is to add 180 degree water, then sparge until I reach preboil volume of 6.5 gallons in the boil kettle.

Fermentation Schedule: 2 weeks in a single vessel fermenter. Started Fermentation at 64 (f) and ramped up to 68 degrees (f) over the course of the two week fermentation. I would recommend lagering (in the keg) at serving temperature for 2 weeks as the flavor continues to improve over time. this will allow the beer to properly carbonate. Good luck leaving the tap handle alone for the two weeks though.

Added Yeast Nutrient and 1 Whirlfoc tablet with 10 minutes left in the boil.
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Last Updated: 2018-05-15 22:44 UTC
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Tonysbeer 11/01/2018 at 04:15pm
How did this turn out?

DeclineBeers 01/08/2019 at 04:22am
5 of 5

Turned out great. It had a nice hint of lemon with an estery farmhouse nose.

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