SMaTH Saison - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Recipe Database > Homebrew Ale Recipes > SMaTH Saison

Thread Tools
Old 08-13-2013, 01:42 PM   #1
Jun 2013
Maynard, MA
Posts: 1,198
Liked 231 Times on 182 Posts

Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: WY 3711   
Yeast Starter: Nope   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5   
Original Gravity: 1.050   
Final Gravity: 1.002   
IBU: 25   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 3   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 days 77-74F   
Additional Fermentation: 7-14 day bottle conditioning   
Tasting Notes: Dry, well-carbonated (after 7 days), spicy yeast flavors supported by some bitterness   

This is a very simple saison I brewed to try 3711 for the first time and to take advantage of the stable 74-77F temperatures in my basement during a hot spell in Boston. I was originally going to make this a Belgian Pils and Saaz SMaSH brew, but I remembered that I had an oz of cascade in the freezer that needed using up, so I threw them in as bittering hops. After 7 days carbing at 70F, this beer is already nicely carbed and tasting good, even though the yeast hasn't fully settled in the bottles.

3711 is definitely a beast of a yeast, and took this down to 1.004 in a week, with the last 0.002 coming off over 2 weeks at 74F. I'm not set up to do starters, so I didn't bother for this 5.5 gal batch, and my tap water was warmer than I would have liked, so I didn't chill the wort below 75F before pitching.

Water - Boston tap water, 1/4 Campden tablet, 1 tsp of Burton water salts to up the minerals a little (closest I had in stock for the required adjustments for an all pale mash)
10 lb Belgian pils

Mash for 60 mins at 150F

Fly-sparged for 7.1 gal pre-boil volume at 1.044

Boil for 60 mins
1 oz Cascade (AA 5.5%) - 60 mins
1 oz Saaz (AA 2.8 %) - 20 mins
1 Whirlfloc - 15 mins
1 oz Saaz (AA 2.8 %) -5 mins

Chill to 75F.
5.5 gal into fermenter

Pitch 1 smack pack of WY 3711 and ferment at 75F ambient (fell to 72F after 2 weeks, fermenter temps from 77 to 74 F) for 3 weeks.

Carb to 3 vols CO2 - 6 oz corn sugar for bottling.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NB Petite Saison Kit and Green Flash Summer Saison mclaughlindw4 General Beer Discussion 2 07-25-2013 02:44 PM
Mid-Atlantic SMaTH (yes, SMaTH) RatsoRizzo Recipes/Ingredients 2 05-28-2013 12:37 PM
WLP565 Belgian Saison Yeast in a Black Saison JLW Fermentation & Yeast 26 08-02-2012 02:40 AM
I'm looking for a saison recipe that will resemble this rock bottom saison wadeo All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10 01-09-2012 01:33 PM
How quickly can I serve a saison using WLP565 saison yeast ThreeDogsNE Fermentation & Yeast 1 07-19-2011 10:05 PM

Forum Jump