After Sunset Colorado - Rippe September 17, 2011
Categoryhelp Belgian Strong Ale
Subcategoryhelp Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Recipe Typehelp All Grain
Batch Sizehelp 5 gal
Volume Boiledhelp 6 gal
Mash Efficiencyhelp 72 %
Total Grain/Extracthelp 17.76 lbs
Total Hopshelp 1.0 oz
Calories (12 fl. oz.)help 311.3
Cost to Brewhelp $48.84 (USD)
Cost per Bottle (12 fl. oz.)help $0.92 (USD)
Summary : Brewed a belgian dark using colorado base grain.
11.1 lbs Belgian Pale info
2.8 lbs Belgian Munich info
0.75 lbs Belgian Special B info
0.5 lbs Belgian Caramunich info
0.36 lbs Belgian Caravienne info
1 lbs Wheat Flaked info
1.25 lbs White Table Sugar (Sucrose) info
1 oz Northern Brewer (Pellets, 7.5 %AA) boiled 45 min. info
Yeast : White Labs WLP570 Belgian Golden Ale info
Brew in the bag, ended up being very belgium with a large amount of grain and small amount of water. Slow ramped this over 3 hours to 150 degrees. Single sparge.
Added 3 Cups table sugar to the boil.
WLP570 is second generation, saved from a friends duval clone.
Initial Gravity of 1.094
One Week Gravity 1.034, moved into secondary. Taste is strong on cloves, very nice.
After 3 weeks in Secondary bottled with 5oz corn sugar. Final Gravity 1.020.
  Predicted Belgian Dark Strong Ale Compliance
Original Gravityhelp 1.094 1.075 - 1.110 100 %
Terminal Gravityhelp 1.016 1.010 - 1.024 100 %
Colorhelp 21.42 °SRM 12.00 - 22.00 °SRM 100 %
Bitternesshelp 27.4 IBU 20.00 - 35.00 IBU 100 %
Alcohol (%volume)help 10.3 % 8.00 - 11.00 % 100 %
  100 % overall
  Apparent Real
Original Extracthelp 22.36 °Plato 22.36 °Plato
Attenuationhelp 81.6 % 65.7 %
Extracthelp 4.11 °Plato 7.67 °Plato
  % Weight % Volume
Alcoholhelp 8.0 % 10.3 %
  Weight(lbs) Gravity Points Color(MCU)
Belgian Pale   11.1 (62.5%) 278.6 (59.5%) 35.5 (13.1%)
Belgian Munich   2.8 (15.8%) 72.2 (15.4%) 21.8 (8.1%)
Belgian Special B   0.75 (4.2%) 15.2 (3.2%) 165.8 (61.3%)
Belgian Caramunich   0.5 (2.8%) 11.2 (2.4%) 37.5 (13.9%)
Belgian Caravienne   0.36 (2.0%) 8.3 (1.8%) 7.9 (2.9%)
Wheat Flaked   1 (5.6%) 25.8 (5.5%) 2.0 (0.7%)
White Table Sugar (Sucrose)   1.25 (7.0%) 57.2 (12.2%) 0.0 (0.0%)
Variety %Alpha Acid Weight(oz) Boil(minutes) Formula %Utilization @ 1.078 Average IBU
Northern Brewer (Pellets) 7.5 1 45 BeerTools 24.4 27.4 27.4
Total IBU 27.4

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