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Chimay Grand Reserve Clone

Chimay Grand Reserve Clone

Belgian Dark Strong Ale • Extract • 5 gal


Chimay Blue Clone recipe

December 19, 2012  09:59am

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Ingredients (Extract5 gal)

  • 1.5 lbs Belgian Pale

    Belgian Pale

    Fully modified and is easily converted.

  • .25 lbs Special B - Caramel malt; Dingemans

    Special B - Caramel malt; Dingemans

    The darkest of the Belgian crystal malts, Dingemans Special B will impart a heavy caramel taste and is often credited with the raisin-like flavors of some Belgian Abbey ales. Larger percentages (greater than 5%) will contribute a dark brown-black color and fuller body.

  • .5 lbs Weyermann CaraMunich® I; Weyermann

    Weyermann CaraMunich® I; Weyermann

    Provides body. For Oktoberfest, bock, porter, stout, red, amber and brown ales.

  • .375 lbs Aromatic Malt; Briess

    Aromatic Malt; Briess

    Golden rich color and a smooth malty flavor. Characteristics & Applications: • Munich-style malt that will contribute an intensely malty flavor and aroma. • Use in any beer style for additional maltiness. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • .187 lbs Belgian Chocolate Malt

    Belgian Chocolate Malt

    Adds a nutty flavor, Brown Ales

  • 8 lbs Extra Pale; Morgans

    Extra Pale; Morgans

    For making very pale ales and lagers.

  • 1.5 lbs Candi Sugar Dark

    Candi Sugar Dark

    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.

  • .875 lbs Corn Sugar

    Corn Sugar

    Use in priming beer or in extract recipes where flaked maize would be used in a mash.

  • 1 oz Brewers Gold - 8.5 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min

    Brewers Gold

    Sibling of and similar to Bullion only maturing earlier and more disease resistant. English/wild Canadian cross. Pungent English character. very poor

  • 0.50 oz Hersbrucker - 2.5 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min


    Drier, spicier than Hallertauer. Most important aroma variety in Germany.

  • .25 oz Hersbrucker - 2.5 AA% pellets; boiled 5 min


    Drier, spicier than Hallertauer. Most important aroma variety in Germany.

  • 4 g Grains of Paradise - (omitted from calculations)

    Grains of Paradise

    Pungent peppery flavor.

  • White Labs WLP500 Trappist Ale

    White Labs WLP500 Trappist Ale

    From one of the six Trappist breweries remaining in the world, this yeast produces the distinctive fruitiness and plum characteristics. Excellent yeast for high gravity beers, Belgian ales, dubbels and trippels.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 18 - Belgian Strong Ale

Subcategory: E - Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.086 1.075 - 1.110
Terminal Gravity: 1.013 1.010 - 1.024
Color: 29.7 SRM 12 - 22
Alcohol: 9.7% ABV 8% - 11%
Bitterness: 40.3 IBU 20 - 35


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