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Funky Dubbel

Funky Dubbel

Belgian Dubbel • All Grain • 45 L

Matthew Jolly

Fermented with Wyeast French Saison then a slurry of White labs Farmhouse blend, Brett C and fantome dregs added to secondary for 2 months before bottling.

August 20, 2013 at 07:49am

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Ingredients (All Grain45 L)

  • 10 kg Maris Otter Pale

    Maris Otter Pale

    An English thoroughbred and a favored choice of malt for many brewers. Simpsons' Maris Otter has a rich and nutty flavor and despite its small, berry size has a strong husk. This malt delivers predictable brewhouse performance with modest, yet consistent extracts. Brewers can expect good runoffs with clear wort.

  • .2 kg Weyermann Carafa® II; Weyermann

    Weyermann Carafa® II; Weyermann

    Carafa I, II and III also are available de-husked. Adds aroma, color and body.

  • 0.25 kg Belgian Special B

    Belgian Special B

  • 0.5 kg Barley Flaked

    Barley Flaked

    Helps head retention, imparts creamy smoothness. For porters and stouts.

  • 0.5 kg Wheat Flaked

    Wheat Flaked

    Belgian White Ale(wit), other specialty beers.

  • 0.5 kg Rye Flaked

    Rye Flaked

    Imparts a dry, crisp character. Use in rye beers.

  • 80 g Challenger - 8.0 AA% whole; boiled 60 min


    Popular bittering hop used primarily in British ales and lagers. Mild to moderate aroma, but quite spicy.

  • 200 g Styrian Goldings - 6.0 AA% whole; boiled 0 min

    Styrian Goldings

    Mild, pleasant.

  • 200 g Czech Saaz - 5.0 AA% whole; boiled 0 min

    Czech Saaz

    Very mild. 'Noble'.

  • Wyeast 3724 Belgian Saison™

    Wyeast 3724 Belgian Saison™

    Classic farmhouse ale yeast. Spicy and complex aromatics including bubble gum. Very tart and dry on palate with mild fruit. Finishes crisp and mildly acidic.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 18 - Belgian Strong Ale

Subcategory: B - Belgian Dubbel

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.059 1.062 - 1.075
Terminal Gravity: 1.011 1.008 - 1.018
Color: 17.1 SRM 10 - 17
Alcohol: 6.3% ABV 6% - 7.6%
Bitterness: 41.6 IBU 15 - 25


Matthew Jolly

Quite amazing

2014-01-13 12:29pm

I split this batch. One 'clean' with French Saison, one with Farmhouse blend, Brett C and Fantome dregs. Both are similar but have quite different qualities. There is a lovely caramel flavour to both that is more in the nse than taste. No real roasty flavours, but a good, dry saison. The clean portion has some good restrained belgian funky (but not wild) flavours. The bretted version has a distinct wild aroma and flavour that integrates well with the base beer. I don't really know which I prefer, one day one, one the other. It's a brew I'd make again and would experiment with the grain bill absent the dark malts for a paler saison.

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