High Gravity Homebrew’s quarterly allocation of Bootleg Biology yeast strains has just been announced. These are very popular and usually sell out quickly.More About Bootleg Biology 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.
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