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Expensive Sh*t (Strawberry Saison)

178 calories 17.3 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Saison
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 6.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.044 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 72% (brew house)
Calories: 178 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 17.3 g (Per 12oz)
Created Monday May 28th 2018
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
10 lb Belgian - Pilsner10 lb Pilsner 37 1.6 78.4%
1 lb Belgian - Munich1 lb Munich 38 6 7.8%
1 lb Belgian - Wheat1 lb Wheat 38 1.8 7.8%
0.50 lb Cane Sugar0.5 lb Cane Sugar - (late boil kettle addition) 46 0 3.9%
0.25 lb Belgian - CaraMunich0.25 lb CaraMunich 33 50 2%
12.75 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
2 oz Tettnanger2 oz Tettnanger Hops Pellet 2 Boil 45 min 11.37 57.1%
1 oz Saaz1 oz Saaz Hops Pellet 3 Boil 10 min 3.37 28.6%
0.50 oz Citra0.5 oz Citra Hops Pellet 11 Boil 30 min 13.09 14.3%
3.50 oz / 0.00
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 tsp Yeast Nutrient Other Boil 10 min.
1 tsp Irish Moss Fining Boil 10 min.
0.50 oz Juniper berries Spice Boil 5 min.
0.25 oz Seeds of Paradise Spice Boil 5 min.
White Labs - French Saison Ale Yeast WLP590
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
69 - 75 °F
Fermentation Temp:
75 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 115 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
62 2 31 83 86 100
My starting water is usually ~15gallons because it's used for the HLT in my herms system also so my additions might sound high.

4 grams gypsum
8 grams CaCl
1.5 tsp lactic acid in the mash (in 0.5 tsp increments to reach 5.2pH)
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

This is replicating the "strawberry" half of a saison I made last year that turned out to be a real hit with friends. Half the "belgian wheat" in the recipe was actually triticale but I think all wheat would probably be better so I'm giving that a shot this summer.

Pitch cane sugar once bubbling starts to slow down. (boiled and cooled in ~1 cup of water)
De-stem, clean and freeze strawberries.
Pitch 5lbs strawberries after one week.
Leave for 3 weeks

When ready to keg:
clean and sanitize keg.
Add mesh bag with 1.25 lbs of clean/frozen strawberries to keg.
purge keg with CO2
transfer beer onto strawberries.
Let the beer cold crash with the strawberries for a day or two.
Remove strawberries, purge with a little CO2 again and start carbonation.

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