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Saison au Miel 1 Gallon Recipe Kit


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Our Saison au Miel small batch kit is designed to give you tons of flavor in a small package. The agrarian roots of honey beer shine through in this uniquely expressive beer, with notes of black pepper, exotic spice, a long dry finish, and boastful fruity yeast aromatics. A perfect beer for spring and summer, saisons have a tolerance for higher fermentation temperatures, and even get better the warmer they ferment!

We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary ice packs with all liquid yeasts, but it is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.


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Saison au Miel - 1 Gallon Small Batch Beer Recipe Kit

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Our Saison au Miel beer kit is designed to give you tons of flavor in a small package. The agrarian roots of honey beer shine through in this uniquely expressive beer, with notes of black pepper, exotic spice, a long dry finish, and boastful fruity yeast aromatics. Perfect for spring and summer, saisons have a tolerance for higher fermentation temperatures, and even get better the warmer they ferment!
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield1 Gallon
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Saison au Miel 1 Gallon Recipe Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1048
Total Time to Make6 weeks
4.5 / 5.0
17 Reviews
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It's good but I went WAY off road.
I made a **double batch** of this kit with a few modifications.1. I substituted the hops provided with the kit with 1 oz. of Sorachi Ace hops given to me by a friend. That one ounce applies to two kits.2. I used the dry yeast provided with the kit, Belle Saison. I used one entire packet on two gallons of wort.3. I fermented the beer in my garage in a three-gallon fermenter to give it enough headspace so I wouldn't have to fool around with a blow-off tube. I live in South Texas. Even in my garage which is attached to my centrally air-conditioned house, it's never less than 76 degrees Fahrenheit. During the day, I'm sure the temperature reached at least 86.The beer fermented totally in less than five days. My terminal gravity ended up around 1004. Once it was stable over three days, I bottled it in 22-oz. bomber, using two carbonaton drops per bottle.My impression: It's amazingly good, dry and not sweet. I'm from Bavaria and I love a good banana Hefeweizen, so I'm not afraid of esters. The yeast strain produces banana, lychee, and even pear esters. All of these play (and taste) well with the yeast. This is a great kit to play around with, and in this climate, you can have great beer quickly. It's worth your time! I'm also sure that if you stick 100% to the enclosed directions you'll end up with a delicious beer worth serving.
July 12, 2015
A complex bottle of delicious.
I followed the directions exactly, fermenting this ale in a cool room (68F-72F) and let the ale go without any kind of temperature control. I pitched half the yeast packet, as directed. The Belle Saison yeast kicked off quickly and the krausen was thick. It finished up pretty quickly, but I left it in the fermenter for 2 weeks. When I bottled the beer was still very cloudy.After 10 days in the bottle I just couldn't wait any more. Carbonation is good, the beer is clear now, and it is a pretty yellow color. It is a tiny bit more bitter than the store-bought saisons I've tried, but not anywhere near IPA or anything like that. The feedback I've got from this one is that it is the best beer I've brewed so far. I agree with this assessment.It is a very dry beer (typical of saison). On the tongue you get that saison barnyard taste (not strong though). It has the slightest hint of honey and a cleaning bitterness on the back of the tongue. A very complex beer, and it goes down soooo easily. I will need to scale this one up.
December 23, 2014
I had read that saisons get better the warmer they ferment. So I fermented on top of my upright freezer which is warm. It fermented at a constant 78 degrees. Turned out Fabulous!!!
July 1, 2014
Great beer!
IÕm not into writing reviews, but this saison needs more praise. If youÕve just started to brew at home, this is an excellent beer kit to start; easy to brew, behaves in the fermenter, very forgiving if you pitched a little too much yeast or exposed it to higher temperatures (it may even come out better at the end) and the result is a great farmhouse ale, both refreshing and complex. I recommend to bottle in 22oz bombers, so if you use two ÔcandyÕ drops, the carbonation will be just perfect. (Again, a very forgiving brew, if you manage to syphon out a little extra yeast from the bottom of the fermenter when bottling; just let it sit in the bottle for two-three weeks.)
October 21, 2014
Super Saison!
Give this beer a month to bottle condition...it is worth it! I am really amazed at how terrific this Saison looks and tastes. I made it according to the included directions, and it was incredibly easy. This is definitely my favorite beer, and since many local saisons are seasonal, I will be making this one again and again.
May 6, 2014
Just bottled
I just bottled this beer today, my girlfriend and I sampled the flat beer and it smells and taste like a Saison. We can hardly wait till it's carbonated. Will be brewing this again. Great kit NB
September 15, 2013
Easy & Delicious
This used this for our very first brewing experience. Total newbies! We simply followed the instructions that came with the ingredients, and we came out with super delicious beer that we were just tickled about. What a confidence booster!! We'll do this one again, but we're currently brewing a German Blonde and a couple more until we come back (but we certainly will do this recipe again). Thank you Northern Brewer for helping us get a start on this totally fun hobby!
February 26, 2014
Just tried our beer, this is a great Saison! This is my favorite kit so far.
September 28, 2013
Perfect summer beer
This saison is one of my favorites now. I also added some boiled fresh ginger to part of it before bottling and it blended nicely with this recipe. I plan on doing another one for sure.
September 11, 2013
Interesting Saison
Loved this Saison. Really interesting flavor profile. Probably could have done better with temp control, but the recipe is great.
October 5, 2016
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Do I have to pitch the yeast in this kit or do I just add the yeast from the packet?
A shopper on Mar 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The answer is yes to both questions. You do need to pitch yeast in this kit. Actually, "pitch yeast", is the term brewers use to describe adding yeast to your cooled wort. So in essence, you will pitch yeast into all batches of wort you wish to ferment. In this kit, you will receive a package of dry yeast. After you sanitize the pack and scissors, cut open the pack and pour in about half. (discard or use the other half pack to make some bread) A typical dry yeast pack can ferment a typical 5 gallon batch of average ABV beer. You only need half the pack because this is a one gallon kit. If you want to take it a step further, you can rehydrate the dry yeast before pitching. Good Brewing!!
Do I Need To Rehydarate The Yeast? I just bought this kit and when I received it, I was going through the box making sure I had everything. I noticed on the back of the yeast packet, which is the Lallemand Belle Saison yeast, that it says it needs to be rehydrated. I then looked in the brewing instructions about having to rehydrate the yeast, and all it said was to use half the yeast packet. So, do I need to rehydrate the yeast before using it, or do I just pitch in half the yeast packet?
Robert V on May 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Just pitch half. I've made many a 1 gal kit from NB & that's all you have to do. Save other half for perhaps adding small quantity prior to bottling. I went thru a period where I had 3 or 4 successive batches turn out flat & now I add a small amount of yeast to ea. bottle prior to bottling. This ensures no flat beer !!

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