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Crazy Raisin Dark Belgian

Crazy Raisin Dark Belgian

Belgian Dark Strong Ale • All Grain • 5.25 gal

UFW Hefe

This might be the best brew Ive made yet...really hits the style also. The combination of Special B and raisins gives this lots of dark fruit

February 18, 2012 at 07:59am

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Ingredients (All Grain5.25 gal)

  • 12.00 lbs Standard 2-Row; Rahr

    Standard 2-Row; Rahr

    Yields a slightly higher extract than Six Rox brewers Malt. Tends to give a smoother, less grainy flavored beer. Some brewers claim they can detect a significant difference in flavor. Lower protein and will yield a lower color than Six-Row Brewers Malt

  • .50 lbs Belgian Special B

    Belgian Special B

  • .75 lbs Crystal 60; Crisp

    Crystal 60; Crisp

    Sweet, mild caramel flavor and a golden color. Use in light lagers and light ales.

  • 0.25 lbs Chocolate Malt; Breiss

    Chocolate Malt; Breiss

    Rich roasted coffee flavor. Characteristics & Applications: • Chocolate Malt is used in all beer styles for color adjustment with minor or no flavor contribution. • Use 1-10% for desired color in Porter and Stout Beer. • The chocolate flavor is very complementary when used in higher percentages in Brown Ales, Porters, Stouts and other Dark Beers. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 6-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • .50 lbs Candi Sugar Clear

    Candi Sugar Clear

    Smooth taste, good head retention, sweet aroma and high gravity without being apparent. Use in Belgian and holiday ales. Use clear for tripels, amber for dubbels, and dark is used in brown beer and strong golden ales.

  • 0.50 oz Magnum - 14.5 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min


    A West Coast hop with high Alpha Acid. Excellent bittering hop.

  • 1.0 oz Saaz - 5.0 AA% pellets; boiled 5 min


    Used for finishing pilseners, continental lagers, and wheats. The aroma is spicy and pleasant with fragrant overtones.

  • .50 oz Magnum - 14.5 AA% pellets; boiled 30 min


    A West Coast hop with high Alpha Acid. Excellent bittering hop.

  • .50 lb Raisins - mashed then added to boil last 15 min. (omitted from calculations)


    Dried grapes. Has a sweet prune like flavor. California discovered the commercial potential of raisins quite by accident. In 1873, a freak hot spell withered the grapes on the vine. One enterprising San Francisco grocer advertised these shriveled grapes as "Peruvian Delicacies" and the rest is history. California is now the world's leading producer of raisins.

  • Wyeast 3522 Belgian Ardennes™

    Wyeast 3522 Belgian Ardennes™

    One of many great beer yeasts to produce classic Belgian ales. Phenolics develop with increased fermentation temperatures, mild fuitiness and complex spicy character.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 18 - Belgian Strong Ale

Subcategory: E - Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.082 1.075 - 1.110
Terminal Gravity: 1.014 1.010 - 1.024
Color: 20.8 SRM 12 - 22
Alcohol: 9.0% ABV 8% - 11%
Bitterness: 51.6 IBU 20 - 35


UFW Hefe

Best beer I have ever made!

2014-02-17 12:00pm

I had several tastings with my beer and received nice accolades about this recipe. I was told it tasted much like "trios pistoles" by Unibrou

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