I knew I wanted to brew a fruit saison as soon as possible after Philadelphia homebrewer/homebrew blogger Ed Coffey posted this peach saison to the homebrewing subreddit. Just the photo made my mouth water. Unfortunately here in Denmark peaches are imported from far off lands, and not great. However, many brewing-appropriate fruits grow in an almost weed-like fashion in the very neighbourhood I now live in. This beer will be aged on blackberries grown in my good friend’s backyard, on a street named for the Norse god Heimdallr, with a significant amount of rye and wheat in the grist, and fermentation will be finished with brett from a bottle of Orval. Special thanks to Ed Coffee who offered a lot of helpful advice for this beer.
10 litres, brew in a bag- Beersmith Recipe File
- 50% Belgian Pilsner
- 25% Belgian Wheat
- 25% Rye
- Wyeast 3724 Belgian Saison
- Orval Dregs (after the Saison yeast stalls or reaches terminal gravity.)
- FWH – 15 IBUs Magnum
- 20 minute steep at flameout – 7.5 IBUs Hallertau Blanc and 10 IBUs Nelson Sauvin
1600 g of blackberries will go into secondary fermentation after the Orval dregs have done their thing.
This is my small system, and I brew in my kitchen. Everything went smoothly and gravity numbers were all spot on.