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2-22-2018

2-22-2018

Belgian Dark Strong Ale • All Grain • 5 gal

leobloom

today Bottled on4/9/18

March 13, 2018 at 01:18pm

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Ingredients (All Grain5 gal)

  • 6 lbs Belgian Pils

    Belgian Pils

    Pilsner style malted barley grain.

  • .16 lbs Acidulated Malt; Weyermann

    Acidulated Malt; Weyermann

    German-grown two-row spring barley (2004 harvest). Product Characteristics: Lowers mash, wort, and beer pH. Contains 1−2% lactic acid. Slightly smoky. Enhances enzymatic activity in mash and improves extract efficiency. Lightens color in pale brews. Enhances stability and extends shelf life of finished beer. Promotes well-rounded, complex beer flavor. Recommended Quantities: Up to 10% of total grain bill. Each 1% lowers mash pH by 0.1. Suitability (beer styles): Any ale or lager, especially Pils/Pilsner/Pilsener, low-alcohol beers, wheat beers

  • 6 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 Crystal 75; Bairds Malt

    Crystal 75; Bairds Malt

    Crystal or Caramel malts have a distinctive toffee flavour, which becomes more intense as colour is increased, and at the higher end of the colour range burnt or roasted malt flavours may begin to appear. Traditionally in the UK, Crystal malt of colour 70 -80 °ASBC has been used at about 5% of the grist to give the characteristic colour and flavour of UK Bitters and Pale Ales. Adjustment of the amount and/or colour of the Crystal malt may brew some very distinctive beers, but this may require some careful experimentation. Crystal malts have been used in the brewing of Lager beers, but considerable care is required to ensure that whilst a distinctive flavour is achieved, the crystal flavour and colour does not become too dominant. In all beers they can help prevent the formation of oxidised (cardboard) flavours.

  • .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 Northern Brewer - 9.6 AA% whole; boiled 60 min

    Northern Brewer

    Used for bittering with strong flavors and very fragrant in steam beers, dark English ales, and German lagers. Aroma is medium-strong with evergreen and mint overtones.

  • 1 oz Hallertau - 2.9 AA% whole; boiled 1 min

    Hallertau

    Good for all around bittering and finishing stock ales, Belgian ales, and continental style lagers. Aroma is mild, pleasant and flowery.

  • 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.

Notes

Relieved stuck fermentation with White Labs 545

Style (BJCP)

Category: 26 - Trappist Ale

Subcategory: D - Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.097 1.075 - 1.110
Terminal Gravity: 1.013 1.010 - 1.024
Color: 18.5 SRM 12 - 22
Alcohol: 11.2% ABV 8% - 12%
Bitterness: 37.2 IBU 20 - 35

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