Challenge Beer – Beet Saison

Our first recipe challenge tackled is this suggestion from Eric Pierce, combining Saisons and Beets! Get your vegetables while getting your grains!

Recipe Author: Drew Beechum (suggested by Eric Pierce)
Beer Style: Saison
Batch Size: 5.5
Boil Time: 60 minutes
Original Gravity: 1.066
IBUs: 25
SRM: 4.4
ABV: 6.9%


10 lbs Mecca Grade Peloton / Weyermann Barke 83.3%
1.0 lbs Munich 8.3%
1.0 lbs Wheat malt 8.3%
2.0 lbs Beets (peeled/steamed/roasted) – add to the boil

Water Profile

Bru’n Water: Dry Yellow


Main Rest – 148°F for 60 minutes
Mash Out – 167°F for 10 minutes


Magnum 15% 0.5 oz 60 minutes


Wyeast 3726 Farmhouse or Yeast Bay Walloonian Farmhouse.


15 min – Boil – 0.5 items – Whirlfloc


Peel and then Steam/Roast (no oil)/Boil the beets until tender. Mash into a paste and add that to the boil kettle.