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Hoppy Saison HomeBrew Recipe

hoppy saison home-brewed
hoppy saison home-brewed
hoppy saison home-brewed


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Hoppy Saison
Target ABV: 8%
Target IBUs: 64
Recipe Type:
4.5/ 5

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Posted July 2, 2013 by


All Grain HomeBrew Hoppy Saison Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a hoppy Belgian Farmhouse Saison, similar to Prairie Hop. Heavy hop character and high bitterness. Dry-hopped for extra hop aroma.



11.5 lbs 2-Row Pale Malt

3 lbs White Wheat Malt

1 lb Rye Malt

1 lb Flaked Oats

Hops (pellets):

1 oz. Simcoe 13%a, 60 minutes

1/2 oz Simcoe 13%a, 30 minutes

1/2 oz.  Citra 11%a, 30 minutes

1/2 oz.  Citra 11%a, 15 minutes

1/2 oz.  Simcoe 13%a, at flameout

Dry Hop: 1 oz Citra whole leaf, 1 oz. Simcoe whole leaf

YeastWhite Labs WLP 565 Saison I or Wyeast 3724 Belgian Saison


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 150 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Ferment warm at 70F.

Rack to keg or secondary and age for 6 weeks, then add dry-hops for 7 days before tapping or bottling.

  1. Avatar of Connor

    Bottled a week ago, so first tasting is a little young, not quite saison level carbonated. Great combo of hops, but not enough flavor and aroma to compare to the original. Prairie is local to me so at the last event I asked for recipe tips and was told they only do 2 hop additions, one of simcoe for bittering, and then dump a ton of simcoe and citra into the whirlpool. New batches are only simcoe as citra is too hard to get in large quantities. My beer may not be as bold as theirs, but it is complex and tasty. Late simcoe additions yield cool sweetness and piney resin character that melds with the fruitiness of the citra. I used 565 to ferment (be sure to make a starter to avoid stalling), and it finished clean and dry, with just a hint of pepper finish. I ferment warmer to get more intense fruity character from the yeast, so I started at 74 and it warmed itself to 78. I will make this again in the future and tweak the later additions to try and get closer to the original



    cant wait to make, love saison & hops, sounds sweet and hoppy


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