I really like the idea of milkshake style beers. They usually incorporate lactose (milk sugar), vanilla, and some fruit. There are plenty of these kinds recipes on the net for IPAs & ales, but I haven’t seen many for saisons. They exist, but it looks like only a handful of breweries have attempted them. My turn! So I set out to brew an orange creamsicle/milkshake “style” saison (like the ice cream bars).
I usually use Belgian pilsner malt as my saison base, but I wanted this beer to have more complexity so I used a pilsner, 2-row, and Maris otter mix. I then added white wheat and flaked oats for body and mouthfeel, and a bit of Vienna malt.
To get my orangey orange on, I used the zest of two oranges and dried sweet orange peel in the boil.
When this beer is done fermenting I will rack it onto the two oranges I zested (chopped & frozen), and 2 vanilla beans. To prep the vanilla beans I split them, scraped out the goodness, cut them in half, and soaked them in 1 oz of Titos vodka.
|Batch Size||Boil Time||IBU||SRM||Est. OG||Est. FG||ABV|
|3 gal||60 min||20.04 IBUs||5.43 SRM||1.073||1.015||7.64 %|
|Belgian Pilsner Malt||3 lbs||35.3|
|Rahr 2 Row||2 lbs||23.5|
|English Maris Otter||1 lb||11.8|
|White Wheat Malt||1 lb||11.8|
|Flaked Oats||1 lb||11.8|
|Vienna Malt||.5 lb||5.9|
|Casscade||.5 oz||45 min||Boil||Pellet||7.2|
|Dried orange peel||6 g||15 min||Boil||Spice|
|Lactose||6 oz||15 min||Boil||Non-fermentable sugar|
|Cara Cara orange zest||14.7 g||5 min||Boil||Spice|
|Cara Cara Oranges||2 each||7-14 days||Secondary||Fruit|
|Vanilla Beans||2 each||7-14 days||Secondary||Spice|
|Belle Saison||Lallemand||85%+||59°F – 95°F|
|Primary||TBD||~80 (heating pad)|
Brewed: 8/26/18 | OG: 1.074
Water: Minneapolis tap water.
70% efficiency | Mash ph adjusted to 5.2 | whirfloc/yeast nutrient @15
No tasting notes, shit was dumped.