Sahti beer in three glasses
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Sahti Beer Recipe

This Finnish beverage is one of the oldest continuously brewed beer in the world. It is a cloudy beer that is brewed with malted grains, juniper seeds, and branches. 
Fermentation Time10 d
Course: Alcoholic drink
Cuisine: Finnish
Keyword: Sahti
Author: Paromita Datta


  • Malted grains, like Pilsner, Munich
  • Caramel rye malts
  • Juniper branches
  • Fresh Yeast


  • To brew sahti at home, start with a combination of several malted grains, such as Pilsner, Munich, and caramel rye malts.
  • Mash the grains at 60°C for 45 minutes with water.
  • Add juniper branches to the mash and raise the temperature to 70°C for another 45 minutes, then 80°C for 15 minutes.
  • Chill the mixture to fermentation temperature. Dissolve the fresh yeast in water, and add both to a fermenter for 1-3 days at 18-25°C.
  • Cold condition the mixture for 7-10 days and then bottle.
  • Your ale will be ready in 10-14 days!
    A mug full of beer with chicken wings in a plate next to it