This saison recipe can be brewed in under an hour!

Saison is a style that originated in Belgium Farmhouses. It’s typically fruity and spicy and can be fermented at warmer temperatures with good results. 

Saison was typically served to seasonal farm workers, who according to Wikipedia, drank up to five liters per day! 

Here’s a saison recipe to brew 2 gallons of Saison in less than hour using the One-hour brew day process

Saison Recipe: 

Grain Bill:

  • 4 oz Crystal 40
  • 2 lbs Light Dried Malt Extract
  • .5 lb Brown Sugar

Hop Schedule:

  • 1 oz US Goldings @ 15 minutes
  • .5 oz US Goldings @ 5 minutes
  • .5 oz US Goldings @ Flame Out


  • WLP566 – Saison II 0r
  • Danstar Belle Saison

The Process:

Heat 1 gallon of water and add the Crystal 40 in a grain bag. Remove the grain bag when the temperature reaches 170° F. When the water starts to boil, add the brown sugar and Dried Malt Extract and 1 oz. US Goldings Hops. Boil for 15 minutes. 10 minutes into the boil, add .5 oz US Goldings Hops. When 15 minutes is up, add another .5 oz US Goldings Hops.

Move the stock pot to a sink or other container filled with ice and water and then add one gallon of cold water. When the temperature falls below 80° F, transfer the Wort to the fermenter and add the yeast.

While most recipes benefit from a fermentation temperature of 68 to 72 degrees, Saison yeast can benefit from temperatures in the 75 to 85 degree range. Lately, I’ve had good results with the Danstar Belle Saison yeast

When you think it’s done fermenting (no bubbles in the airlock), take a gravity reading, then wait a day and take another reading. If the reading is the same, it’s time to bottle. If the reading changed, wait till the reading stays the same, then bottle.

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