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5th Season Blood Orange Saison

Brewed: 02/10/2019   Kegged: 02/19/2019

5thSeason.jpgAs you probably know if you follow SheppyBrew Brewery, we brew at least 4 saisons every year.

After brewing my 2019 Arctic Vortex Winter Saison, I harvested some of the 3711 Yeast. I didn't want to wait until Spring to use it. I decided to brew another (5th) saison. 

"5th Season" seemed like a good name. 

Generally, my seasonal saisons are very straight forward. Malt. Hops. Water. Yeast. Sometimes sugar. The Autumn Saison uses pumpkin, but there are no other flavorings in any of the Seasonal Saisons.

I thought I would start experimenting with my saison recipe with 5th Season. I figure I will do a 6th 7th etc ...

I decided that 5th Season would be a Blood Orange Saison. 

Why? Because I can. 

It sounded good to me. 

Should be good ... right? 

For more about SheppyBrew's Seasonal Saisons on my blog see Sheppy's Blog: Seasonal Saisons

If you would like more information on this beer, see Sheppy's Blog: 5th Season

5th Season Blood Orange Saison --- Batch 1 (229)

Style Saison Batch Size 5.50 gal
Type All Grain Boil Size   7.77 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency   70.00   Boil Time   90 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.055 SG Estimated FG 1.005 SG
Recipe Bitterness 27.3 IBUs (Rager) Alcohol by Volume 6.6 %
BU : GU   0.495        
Recipe Color 4.3 SRM
Measured OG:   1.050    Measured FG:    1.004
ADF:   92   Measured ABV:    6%


Amt Name Type # %/IBU
10 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 69.0 %
12.0 oz Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 2 5.2 %
12.0 oz White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 3 5.2 %
0.500 oz Magnum [12.70 %] - First Wort 90.0 min Hop 4 27.3 IBUs
1.0 pkg French Saison (Wyeast Labs #3711) [50.28 ml] Yeast 5 -
1.00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Primary 3.0 days) Other 6 -
3 lbs Fruit - Blood Orange (0.0 SRM) Adjunct 7 20.7 %

Mash Profile

Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 14.38 qt of water at 155.6 F 145.0 F 90 min

Batch sparge with 2 steps (5.51gal, 0.05gal) of 168.0 F water

Recipe Notes
Make starter a day or two before brew day.
Yeast url:
Optimum Temp range for yeast: 65 - 77

Brewing Record

Brew Date:   Strike Temp:  
Mash Temps:  
Pre-boil OG   (1.043 SG)   Pre-boil Vol   (7.77 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency   Pitch Temp    
Day 1: 
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Brewing Notes:
02/08/2019 esheppy
Bought ingredients at BBS. Brew day Sunday.
02/10/2019 esheppy
Brew day in the garage today.
02/10/2019 esheppy
New day went well. OG a bit low at 1.050, but that is ok. Hoping to see this start up soon.
02/11/2019 esheppy
Active fermentation. 1.040. 71 degrees.
02/12/2019 esheppy
Not as vigorous as yesterday. 1.029. 73.
02/13/2019 esheppy
1.013. 72.
02/15/2019 esheppy
Still really cloudy but gravity is down to 1.006.
02/17/2019 esheppy
Took a sample. Still quite cloudy. Subtle orange flavor comes across a little tart. 1.005
02/18/2019 esheppy
1.004. Putting into cold garage to cool for gelatin.
02/19/2019 esheppy
Kegging. Added gelatin, but didn't allow time for it to take effect. Tilt measures 1.000.
02/22/2019 esheppy
Rocked some CO2 into keg.
02/23/2019 esheppy
First pint. Orange comes through more than I thought when kegging. Needs more carbonation.
02/24/2019 esheppy
Shook some more co2 into the keg.
03/15/2019 esheppy
Been drinking. Delicious. 😋
04/05/2019 esheppy
Yummy 😋
04/11/2019 esheppy
Watching the Avs in Game 1 of playoffs. Nice beer with cheese.
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