Saazon - 07/19/2015

In an effort to help force myself to keep better records I'll be posting recent recipes and then doing tastings once the beer is finished. This beer is a result of MoreBeer in Concord, CA not having a contract for Nelson Sauvin hops and after disappointing me greatly I had to come up with a different beer on the spot... So I present my billionth saison.

But first a gratuitous photo of myself with the Blichmann himself...


  • Pilsner 2-Row - 5lbs
  • Flaked Wheat - 1 lbs
  • Pale Malt 2-Row - 1.5 lbs
  • Flaked Corn - 1.5lbs
  • DME - 1 lbs
  • Acid Malt - 2.8 oz.

Mash - 90 min @ 149/151 F


  • Saaz 20 grams - Bittering @ 60 min
  • Saaz 50 grams - Aroma @ 5 min

Boil Time - 90 Min

Est Eff. 75%

We're also using O2 now for ~60 secs per 5 gal and yeast nutrient along with whirlfloc. 

The French Saison yeast while not as tasty in my opinion as the Belgian strain is a beast... I'll let you know how it is in a few weeks once I have this beast on gas. Oh also did a starter a few days out!

May a beer be forever in your hand friends. Until next brew...