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3-17-18

3-17-18

Belgian Golden Strong Ale • All Grain • 5 gal

leobloom

today Bottled on 4/10

April 9, 2018 at 02:50pm

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Ingredients (All Grain5 gal)

  • 10 lbs Pilsner Malt; Weyermann

    Pilsner Malt; Weyermann

    German-grown two-row spring barley (2004 harvest). Product Characteristics:Perfect foundation grist for all lagers. Excellent modification and favorable protein and glucan levels. Excellent lautering properties. Provides finished beer with substantial body and mouthfeel, as well as good foam development and head retention. Very flexible grain with high extract efficiency for reliable lager-making in any brew house, including pub ale systems. Yields optimum results for any process⎯from single-step to multi-step infusion, to decoction. Recommended Quantities: Up to 100% of total grain bill. Suitability (beer styles): All lagers, especially Pils/Pilsner/Pilsener, low-alcohol beer, “light“ beer, Belgian beers

  • .125 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

  • .5 lbs Pale Wheat Malt; Dingemans

    Pale Wheat Malt; Dingemans

    Dingemans Pale Wheat may be used in amounts ranging from 30 - 70% of the total grist to create many styles of wheat beer and in smaller amounts to aid in head retention.

  • 2 lbs Corn Sugar

    Corn Sugar

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

  • 1 oz Northern Brewer - 9.6 AA% whole; boiled 45 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.

  • .5 oz Hallertau - 2.9 AA% whole; boiled 25 min

    Hallertau

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

  • .5 oz Hallertau - 2.9 AA% whole; boiled 5 min

    Hallertau

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

  • White Labs WLP545 Belgian Strong Ale

    White Labs WLP545 Belgian Strong Ale

    From the Ardennes region of Belgium, this classic yeast strain produces moderate levels of ester and spicy phenolic character. Typically results in a dry, but balanced finish. This yeast is well suited for Belgian dark strongs, Abbey Ales, and seasonal beers.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 25 - Strong Belgian Ale

Subcategory: C - Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.069 1.070 - 1.095
Terminal Gravity: 1.008 1.005 - 1.016
Color: 4.3 SRM 3 - 6
Alcohol: 8.0% ABV 7.5% - 10.5%
Bitterness: 36.5 IBU 22 - 35

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