Beer 22 – Black Saison

Brew Day 1/16/2022

This is Northern Brewer’s Nightfall Black Saison All-grain kit.

Mash Ingredients

  • 10 lbs German Pilsner Malt
  • 2 lbs Weyermann Dark Wheat
  • 0.75 lb Weyermann Carafa Special III
  • 0.25 lb Briess Caramel 60L


  • 1 oz Perle (60 min)
  • 1 oz Hallertau (5 min)


  • Fermentis Safale BE-134

Brew Day (1/16/2022)


5 gallons strike water @ 162F

1 tbsp PH 5.2 stabilizer

Hit 150F for mash – held that temp for 1 hour

3.1 gallons sparge water @ 168F

Fly-sparge by hand with 2 cup Pyrex

Pre-boil gravity 1.059

Irish moss @ 15 mins; Wort chiller 1/2 hour

OG: 1.066

~5 gallons wort

Pitched yeast at 72F

This has been fermenting in a pretty cold corner of my house near the front door to keep our new puppy away. At one point, I saw 52F on the carboy thermometer. I hope that will be OK. 2 weeks in primary.

Rack to Secondary (1/30/22)

Racked to secondary – gravity 1.010 (ABV ~7.3%)

Tastes nice and clean. I would like if it was a bit more bitter. But really good overall.

Bottling (2/6/22)

Bottled with 5 oz corn sugar. Yielded 46 12oz bottles (one week in secondary). Final gravity stayed the same.


This beer is very bitter. It has that peppery taste like a saison. It’s pretty good… not my favorite but drinkable.