HBT 2014 Big Giveaway - 4/10 Re-Draw Winners Posted!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Belgian Blonde Critique Please




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-09-2010, 02:19 AM   #1
Flywheel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: pig's eye
Posts: 384
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default Belgian Blonde Critique Please

6# Northern Brewer Pilsen LME (add 3# @ 60m, add 3# @20)
1# Belgian Soft Candi Sugar - Blond (add @10m)
1# Muntons Wheat DME (add @60m)
0.5# Briess Crystal Malt 40L (steep @ 150 30m)
0.5# Dextrin (CaraPils) Malt (steep @ 150 30m)

Batch size: 5.0 gallons, 2.5 gal boil

hops
boil 60 mins 2.0oz Hallertau Mittelfruh pellet
boil 5 mins 1.0oz Styrian Goldings pellet

Wyeast 3787

Primary 2 weeks
Secondary 2 week
Keg

Any thoughts?

Thanks!



__________________
Flywheel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2010, 12:26 PM   #2
Oldsock
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: DC, Washington DC
Posts: 2,974
Liked 109 Times on 80 Posts
Likes Given: 40

Default

Looks good, although I'd probably drop the cara/crystal malt, it is hard enough to get extract beers to dry out without the added unfermentables. Good luck.



__________________

Check out The Mad Fermentationist for my adventures in fermentation (cheese, bread, ginger beer plant, and of course plenty of funky beer).

Oldsock is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2010, 12:29 PM   #3
Houblon
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Hot & sticky Fla.USA
Posts: 706
Liked 15 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Thats what I was going to say, with extract its going to have enough body already.

__________________
MyPics
Houblon is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2010, 01:24 PM   #4
Flywheel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: pig's eye
Posts: 384
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

So, remove both specialty grains of just the 40L? Keep the wheat DME?

__________________
Flywheel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2010, 01:56 PM   #5
Oldsock
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: DC, Washington DC
Posts: 2,974
Liked 109 Times on 80 Posts
Likes Given: 40

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wallerstedt View Post
So, remove both specialty grains of just the 40L? Keep the wheat DME?
I'd remove both of the specialty malts. Carapils is just a really light crystal malt.

Wheat DME is fine, you should be around 1.063 for your OG with it.
__________________

Check out The Mad Fermentationist for my adventures in fermentation (cheese, bread, ginger beer plant, and of course plenty of funky beer).

Oldsock is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2010, 02:00 PM   #6
Flywheel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: pig's eye
Posts: 384
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Do I even really need the DME? Just questioning myself now....

__________________
Flywheel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2010, 02:52 PM   #7
Oldsock
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: DC, Washington DC
Posts: 2,974
Liked 109 Times on 80 Posts
Likes Given: 40

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wallerstedt View Post
Do I even really need the DME? Just questioning myself now....
Need, no. However Blonds tend to be 1.062+ according to the BJCP, so the extra gravity would be fine.
__________________

Check out The Mad Fermentationist for my adventures in fermentation (cheese, bread, ginger beer plant, and of course plenty of funky beer).

Oldsock is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2010, 08:59 PM   #8
Egghead
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 166
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

I'd probably replace the CaraPils and the Caramel 40 with some Belgian Aromatic, but that's just me.

__________________
Egghead is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2010, 11:26 PM   #9
Flywheel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: pig's eye
Posts: 384
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Egghead View Post
I'd probably replace the CaraPils and the Caramel 40 with some Belgian Aromatic, but that's just me.
Good idea, I have .75# of biscuit that I need to use up....


__________________
Flywheel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Critique my Belgian Blonde mini-mash Wrathbone Recipes/Ingredients 4 11-23-2009 04:21 AM
Blonde Ale recipe critique, please MCH Recipes/Ingredients 7 09-21-2008 02:50 AM
Please critique blonde ale recipe.. comj49 Recipes/Ingredients 2 09-09-2008 02:22 AM
Recipe critique (Blonde Ale) Whiskey Recipes/Ingredients 9 10-18-2007 02:03 PM
Belgian Honey Blonde-- Please Critique pa-in-utah Recipes/Ingredients 9 05-02-2007 11:48 PM