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Belgian Dark Strong Ale • All Grain • 5 gal


bottled on 11-26-17

November 26, 2017 at 08:03pm

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Ingredients (All Grain5 gal)

  • 12 lbs Northwest Pale Ale Malt; Great Western

    Northwest Pale Ale Malt; Great Western

    A slightly darker base malt than our Premium 2-Row, our Northwest Pale Ale Malt is produced from well-modified, Western-grown 2-Row barley, with a kilning regimen based closely on traditional British Pale Ale malting practices. Contributes a malty complexity to beer flavor and aroma. Excellent in American Pale Ales and American versions of British beer styles.

  • 2 lbs German Dark Munich

    German Dark Munich

    Enhances body and aroma. Stout, schwarzbier, brown ale, dark and amber ales.

  • .75 lbs American Caramel 80°L

    American Caramel 80°L

    Mild caramel,nutty flavor, sweet. adds color(Red Ale)

  • .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.

  • .75 lbs Corn Sugar

    Corn Sugar

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

  • 1 lbs Belgian Candi Syrup; Dark Candi Inc.

    Belgian Candi Syrup; Dark Candi Inc.

    Candi syrup is a by-product of the candi sugar making process. Candi syrup has a more intense flavor and deeper color than rock candi sugar.

  • 1 oz Perle - 8.2 AA% whole; boiled 90 min


    Used mainly for its minty bittering and good green hop aromas in all non-pilsener lagersand wheats. Aroma is pleasant and slightly spicy

  • 1 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker - 3.8 AA% whole; boiled 5 min

    Hallertauer Hersbrucker

    Mild to strong. 'Noble'.

  • 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: 26 - Trappist Ale

Subcategory: D - Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.092 1.075 - 1.110
Terminal Gravity: 1.010 1.010 - 1.024
Color: 20.5 SRM 12 - 22
Alcohol: 10.8% ABV 8% - 12%
Bitterness: 35.6 IBU 20 - 35



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