The Mad Fermentationist Saison Blend
BBXMAD1 – The Mad Fermentationist Saison Blend
Source: A unique blend of cultures curated by The Mad Fermentationist, Michael Tonsmeire
Bootleg Biology is proud to announce The First Official Mad Fermentationist Culture!
Fine tuned over two years, this blend morphed over time to become an elegant powerhouse of classic Saison spice, stone-fruit Brett, lactic tartness and a dry but well-rounded body. The final master blend consists of Saison yeast, wild Saccharomyces, rare Brettanomyces and an opportunistic Lactobacillus culture.
At temperatures as low as 68F (20C) The Mad Fermentationist Saison Blend exhibits a relatively clean primary fermentation profile and high attenuation. Traditional saison temperatures (around 80F/27C) bring out citrus and elevated phenols (pepper and clove). The Brett character shifts depending on wort composition, as maltier beers emphasize cherry and stone fruit qualities.
This blend integrates beautifully with fruity and tropical hops, with the unique Brett culture keeping hop aromatics crisp and bright for an extended time. For best results use a highly fermentable wort, dry hopping during the tail of active fermentation, and carbonating naturally.
[This product is available for pre-sale November 12 through November 18. Orders will ship the week of December 3.]
Please note that temperatures may very wildly during shipment and after delivery. We highly recommend shipping to a person/location that can immediately refrigerate the culture once delivered.
Before ordering, please read Bootleg Biology’s homebrew culture shipping policy. By ordering cultures, you are agreeing to this policy. Thank you!
Commercial Brewers: Please visit our Commercial Pitches page to order 1 to 30BBL sized pitches.
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Catalog: BBXMAD1 – The Mad Fermentationist Saison Blend
- Type: Blend of Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus cultures.
- Pitching Rate: Directly pitchable into 5 gallons of 1.050 or lower wort
- Estimated Attenuation: 90-100%
- Estimated Final pH: 3.5-3.8
- Flavor/Aroma Profile: Citrus, Pepper, Clove, Cherry, Stone Fruit
- Flocculation: Medium
- Recommended Fermentation Temperature: 68F to 80F
* Performance information subject to change due to ongoing testing.
Product Category: The Mad Fermentationist
Bootleg Biology is the exclusive producer & distributor of The Mad Fermentationist Saison Blend, a unique culture blend created by Michael Tonsmeire.
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