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Spotted Tongue 2021 Belgian Black Ale Redux

Spotted Tongue 2021 Belgian Black Ale Redux

Clone Beer • All Grain • 5.5 gal

Old Man Stan

Trying to clone New Belgium 1554, with a touch more bitterness, and a bit more Belgian character.

September 27, 2021  11:07pm

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Ingredients (All Grain5.5 gal)

  • 10 lbs Pilsen Malt;Dingemans

    Pilsen Malt;Dingemans

    Light in color and low in protein, Dingemans Pilsen is produced from the finest European two-row barley. This malt is well modified and can easily be mashed with a single-temperature infusion.

  • .4 lbs Midnight Wheat Malt;Briess

    Midnight Wheat Malt;Briess

    Midnight Wheat Malt will contribute the same color characteristics as Black Malt but without the bitter, astringent, dry flavors or aftertaste. Use as replacement to debittered black malt. Excellent in Black IPAs, Schwarzbiers, other dark ales and lagers and for color adjustment in any beer style. 1-2% Minor color adjustment with little to no flavor impact in lighter colored lagers and ales. 2-5% Adds color with subtle, very smooth flavor. 5-10% Use in larger quantities for color plus hints of smooth roasted flavor.—www.Briess.com

  • .5 lbs Pale Chocolate Malt;Thomas Fawcett

    Pale Chocolate Malt;Thomas Fawcett

    Roasted coffee flavor.

  • 1 lbs Munich TYPE II;Weyermann®

    Munich TYPE II;Weyermann®

    German-grown two-row spring barley (2004 harvest). Product Characteristics: Imparts strongly malty notes to finished beer. Intended mainly for dark ales and lagers. Recommended Quantities: Up to 100% of total grain bill Suitability (beer styles): Lagers: Oktoberfestbier, Märzen, Bockbier, Dunkel. Ales: Dark, Stout

  • .5 lbs Cara-Pils® Malt;Briess

    Cara-Pils® Malt;Briess

    Characteristics & Applications: • The endosperm is completely glassy and will appear to be darker than standard Brewers Malt. • Carapils® is a very unique dextrine-style malt that adds body, foam retention, and beer stability without influencing color or flavor. • Use to upgrade all types of beer, including light colored beers. • The non-fermentables in Carapils® are very advantageous in balancing body and flavor of dark colored beers. • May be used with or without other specialty malts. • Low usage of 1-5% will help achieve desired results. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 1 lbs Corn Sugar

    Corn Sugar

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

  • .5 oz Nugget -13.0 AA% pellets; boiled 45 min

    Nugget

    This is very bitter and often used in medium to dark ales and lagers. Aroma is quite heavy and herbal.

  • .5 oz Nugget -13.0 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min

    Nugget

    This is very bitter and often used in medium to dark ales and lagers. Aroma is quite heavy and herbal.

  • .5oz Licorice (root) -at end of boil (omitted from calculations)

    Licorice (root)

    Adds a flavor similar to anise and fennel. Licorice root contains a substance called glycyrrhizin that is 50 times sweeter than ordinary sugar.

  • White LabsWLP575Belgian Style Ale Yeast Blend

    White LabsWLP575Belgian Style Ale Yeast Blend

    A blend of Trappist type yeast (2) and one Belgian ale type yeast. This creates a versatile blend that can be used for Trappist type beer, or a myriad of beers that can be described as 'Belgian type'.

Notes

Doing a new version of a NB 1554 clone, with different ingredients vs my 2004 version. Sugar is actually palm sugar.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 34 -Specialty Beer

Subcategory: A -Clone Beer

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.057 1.025 -1.120
Terminal Gravity: 1.011 0.995 -1.035
Color: 23.0 SRM 0 -50
Alcohol: 6.0% ABV 2.5% -14.5%
Bitterness: 31.7 IBU 0 -120

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