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Old 06-26-2008, 04:48 AM   #1
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BeerSmith Recipe Printout - www.beersmith.com
Recipe: celebration belgian pale
Brewer: John T. Waldorf
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Style: Belgian Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 11.00 gal
Boil Size: 12.86 gal
Estimated OG: 1.055 SG
Estimated Color: 4.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 26.5 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
16.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 74.42 %
4.00 lb Pilsner (2 Row) UK (1.0 SRM) Grain 18.60 %
1.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 6.98 %
2.00 oz Pearle [8.00 %] (60 min) Hops 23.2 IBU
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (10 min) Hops 2.7 IBU
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (2 min) Hops 0.6 IBU
1 Pkgs Belgian Ale (White Labs #WLP550) [Starter Yeast-Ale

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Old 06-26-2008, 04:55 AM   #2
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The only change I would make is to use more pilsener malt and less pale malt.

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The color is too light for a Belgian Pale Ale, if you want to brew 'to style'. I add a miniscule amount of Special B in mine for color and a little depth of flavor. It is cited at 8-14 SRM according to BJCP. You may want to add some biscuit or other toasted malt in there to get the aroma right. I think I use about 30% Munich in mine.

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I went off of the style guides in beersmith, I've got both munich and special b on hand. I'll change it up a bit and see how she works out. Any comments on the hop additions? I'm not really sure what most belgian pales use so I just put in what I had on hand.

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forget the 2-row. use a pilsner base (belgian pilsner if you can get it) and drop several pounds of munich in to add some nice maltiness.

definitely add a small amount of special b, too.

i added a bit of caravienne to my last belgian pale. it was fantastic, tasted like de koninck

EDIT: if you can get some styrian goldings, i'd use some of those for flavor. other than that, your hops look fine.

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