Simon the Saisonal Seabird: A Belgian Saison with Grapefruit

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20140809_212633If you were a teenager in the early 90’s in the UK then you’ll probably remember Vic Reeve’s Big Night Out.  I do.  Fondly.  One of the skits (Novelty Island) featured Vic’s nemesis: Graham Lister and his wooden seagull known as Simon the Seasonal Sea Bird – who could predict the seasons by various technologies hand-crafted into him by Lister.

You had to be there.  Really.  If you must see and understand it go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtdJh7T49-o (about 5mins in)  I can’t think of Saison without thinking about that seasonal sea bird…

That’s how the name came about – what about the recipe?

Here it is:

STSS(Grapefruit)

In the end I managed to squeeze about 23 litres of 1059 gravity wort into the fermenter.  I did think about banging in 500g of light Muscavado sugar, but decided against it as the mash efficiency was good and the yeast should tear through…

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