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December 7, 2018
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Cherry Saison Homebrew Recipe

Owner of Clawhammer Supply

homebrew_cherry_saisonThis beer was brewed on the Clawhammer 120v Electric Brewing System. Both the recipe and a beer were sent to us. We loved the beer so much we decided to publish the recipe here for your enjoyment. This one is a keeper and we definitely recommend brewing it. Props to Sarah Flora for this little gem of a recipe.




  • 7 Gallons (26.5 liters) Filtered Water


  • 8lbs. (3kg 628.7g) Pilsner Malt
  • 2lbs. 8oz. (1kg 134g) Two Row
  • 2lbs. (907.2g) White Wheat
  • 8oz. (226.8g) Munich
  • 1lb. (453.6g) Sugar


  • .5oz (14.17g) Citra (14%aa)
  • 1.25oz. (35.44g) Motueka (7%aa)


  • 10g. Crushed Coriander
  • 5g. Fresh Rosemary (Crushed)
  • 96 fl.oz. (2.84 liters) Tart Cherry Juice


  • Wyeast 3711 French Saison Yeast


Heat water, add grains, and mash at 160F (71.1C) for 90 minutes. Pull grains and drain into kettle. Bring to a boil (60 minutes) and add Citra hops immediately. With 15 minutes to go, add the Motueka hops. With 5 minutes to go, add the coriander, and rosemary. Cool to 170F (76.7C) and add cherry juice. Cool to 68F (20C), transfer to fermenter and add yeast.

Tasting Notes

This beer is awesome. Overall, it's very light and refreshing. The cherry, coriander, and rosemary and coriander provide a good punch at the beginning but it's layered over a smooth and creamy background provided by the saison yeast and malt. It's very delicious. Please do yourself a favor and brew this beer!

Kyle Brown is the owner of Clawhammer Supply, a small scale distillation and brewing equipment company which he founded in 2009. His passion is teaching people about the many uses of distillation equipment as well as how to make beer at home. When he isn't brewing beer or writing about it, you can find him at his local gym or on the running trail.

  • When should the sugar go in

    Posted by Ron on January 21, 2021
  • Does the beer have a cough syrup vibe with the cherry? Always worried about that with cherry flavoring.

    Posted by Mike on December 01, 2020
  • Are you using cane sugar for this recipe? Or table sugar?

    Can’t wait to try it!

    Posted by Lindsey on April 13, 2020
  • How come you guys never sparge? Watched a bunch of your videos and thought I missed something.

    Posted by MAtt kAndel on December 03, 2019
  • At what temperature approx for the fermentation?

    Posted by Tobias Holm on September 09, 2019
  • how much yeast goes into the cherry saison brew?

    Posted by allan Hodges on June 24, 2019

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