Jim’s Fear The Walking Dead Beer Recipe
You might have seen a beer recipe recently featured on Fear the Walking Dead. It’s the perfect post-apocalyptic recipe being that is a Saison based recipe. I’d assume at least one of the writers knows how to brew beer or has a brewer friend. No spoilers are included for those who are behind.
We were given the majority of the recipe minus a special ingredient. Sadly we’ll never know that, but we’ve got a good enough blueprint to get a recipe going. Hopefully, we’ll see more homebrew popping up on the Walking Dead and other mainstream shows.
- OG: 1.062
- FG: 1.014
- ABV: 6.6%
- IBU’s: 36.1
- Color: 5.4
- 10.9 Pounds Weyermann – Pilsner Malt
- 2.4 Pounds Weyermann – Pale Wheat Malt
- 1.55 Pounds Weyermann – Vienna Malt
- 1.062 Pounds Flaked Oats
Total: 15.912 lb
Mash at 151 to 152F
- 1.410 oz Styrian Goldings Pellets at 60 mins – 25.4 IBU’s
- 2.470 oz Saaz Whole Hops at 15 mins – 10.7 IBU’s
- Pitch your favorite Belgian / French Saison yeast at 68F.
- Minimum of 10 days in primary fermentation.
Your guess is as good as mine.
This recipe was calculated for a 5.5 gallon batch from the kettle at a 65% efficiency. The hops aren’t super specific but the ones I figured into the recipe make sense in a post-apocalyptic environment where preservation is key. Shoot a comment if you think you think you know the special ingredient or have tried the recipe. On a side note, I haven’t brewed a Saison yet so take the recipe with a grain of salt.
Here are a few starting points for Walking Dead fans that landed here but haven’t homebrewed beer yet. Make sure to check out your local homebrew store if you have one.