RECIPE: FerMENTORS Series – Embrace The Funk

Brandon Jones, has been a friend and proponent of Bootleg for many years. His original ETF blog, created over a decade ago, helped pull back the curtain on sour beer making for an audience eager for any morsel of information. Using his journalistic credentials, Brandon has explored complicated techniques and interviewed the early pioneers of American mixed culture brewing.

Now as a professional brewer and blender for Yazoo Brewing, he’s become a household name in the funk world by producing countless world-class and award-winning beers.

This is a pilot batch recipe Brandon Jones recently made with his unique house culture. Now available for the first time from Bootleg Biology!

When young this blend has more stone fruit, black pepper and pear. With aging it’ll show overripe fruit, leather and apple.

Saison, straight from the barrel!

Batch size: 5 gallons (20L)

Mash Temperature: 150F (66C)

Boil Time: 90 minutes

1.050 OG

1.000 FG

6.4% abv

Pils Malt: 7lbs (3.2kg)

Spelt: 2lbs (.9kg)

Flaked Rye: .5lbs (.2kg)

Saaz: 1oz (28g) – 60min addition

Saaz: 2oz (56g) – 5 min addition

Citra: 1oz (28g) – 0 min/knockout addition

Motueka: 1oz (28g) – 0 min/knockout addition

Citra: 2oz (56g) – Dry Hop

Motueka: 2oz (56g) – Dry Hop


Embrace The Funk Culture 

About Jeff Mello

Chief Yeast Wrangler @bootlegbiology. I play with yeast so you don't have to. You may have already met my beard.

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