Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Belgian IPA

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-27-2009, 12:37 AM   #1
s3n8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Haymarket VA
Posts: 1,180
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default Belgian IPA

There have been a few Belgian IPAs submitted to the recipe db, but I wanted to do my own thing... I got 2 packs of Unibroue yeast (thanks Ed and Brewmasters Warehouse) and wasnt sure what to do with the other. One is reserved for a La Fin Du Monde clone.

I unexpectedly had some time to brew this afternoon, so I whipped this one up.

10lbs Maris Otter
2lbs Pale Malt
12oz Carapils
8oz Honey Malt
8oz Crystal 20
1oz Columbus FWH
1oz Columbus @20
1oz Cascade @ 10
1oz Cascade @ 2
2gm Grains of Paradise
2gm Clove
4gm Bitter orange peel
1 tab whirfloc
Plan on dry hopping, maybe Cent or Cascade.
Wyeast 3864? Cant remember exact number but its the Unibroue yeast.

Had pretty good efficiency, hit 1.074
Mashed at 150 for 90 minutes, did a 90 min boil

Should be right around 65 IBU, according to Beersmith. I am hoping for a hoppy spicy brew that will be ready for the fall. Its in the basement at 68 right now. Temps are going to rise naturally over the week. Traveling again this week, but its supposed to be warm Mon-Wed. I have high hopes for this one.

__________________
s3n8 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2009, 01:49 AM   #2
Brewmasters Warehouse
Vendor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brewmasters Warehouse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,821
Liked 29 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by s3n8 View Post
There have been a few Belgian IPAs submitted to the recipe db, but I wanted to do my own thing... I got 2 packs of Unibroue yeast (thanks Ed and Brewmasters Warehouse) and wasnt sure what to do with the other. One is reserved for a La Fin Du Monde clone.
Your welcome. That recipe looks very tasty. I think a Belgian IPA may just be my next brew.

Ed
__________________
Brewmasters Warehouse

Purchase a recipe with Brew Builder and save 10% off the recipe. Use discount code: BBBYO

Become a fan of BMW on Facebook.
Brewmasters Warehouse is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2009, 03:21 AM   #3
jkarp
Beer Herder
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jkarp's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Elizabeth, CO
Posts: 2,105
Liked 33 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Looks great, but rethink the fall bit. Hoppy beers don't age well.

__________________
jkarp is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2009, 02:04 PM   #4
Saccharomyces
Be good to your yeast...
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Saccharomyces's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Pflugerville, Texas
Posts: 5,443
Liked 78 Times on 52 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Looks yummy!

I love the peach/apricot/tangerine flavors of Columbus like you have used it, I think it will compliment the spices really well. This should be very tasty.

__________________
[How to Calculate Mash Efficiency | Do I Need a Yeast Starter? | My Ghetto Fermentation Chamber | Twitter | 6 Gal. HDPE Fermenters | Slanting Yeast | No Sparge Brewing]

Quote:
Originally Posted by Soperbrew
big brother only monitors facebook and untappd
Saccharomyces is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2009, 09:34 PM   #5
s3n8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Haymarket VA
Posts: 1,180
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jkarp View Post
Looks great, but rethink the fall bit. Hoppy beers don't age well.
While they do tend to lose a little zing, I find that bigger beers really don't hit their stride for about 6 months. Either way, I will be sampling along the way.
__________________
s3n8 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2009, 12:46 AM   #6
jkarp
Beer Herder
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jkarp's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Elizabeth, CO
Posts: 2,105
Liked 33 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

My passion is Belgians and I'm a firm believer in drinking them young, just as the Belgians do (lambics excepted, of course.)

__________________
jkarp is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2009, 01:18 AM   #7
syd138
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 495
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jkarp View Post
My passion is Belgians and I'm a firm believer in drinking them young, just as the Belgians do (lambics excepted, of course.)

Really? Can you even really drink a Tripel or Dubbel young? Takes at least a good 3 months before you can even drink it.. and it gets better with age.

I've had Tripels that were 3 years old and great.
__________________
syd138 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2009, 01:35 AM   #8
Denny's Evil Concoctions
Grande Megalomaniac
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Denny's Evil Concoctions's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: West Kelowna BC, Canada
Posts: 7,767
Liked 50 Times on 42 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jkarp View Post
Looks great, but rethink the fall bit. Hoppy beers don't age well.
I wouldn't say the don't age well. I would say they change over time, maturing into a complex layered beer. The hop bitterness and flavor do mellow though, but often into something great. IMO.

I've got a dubbel going right now. I don't have the storage for aging lots of beers. So they're often in kindergarten when I keg em.
__________________

I may not be an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express........ 6 months ago.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/denn...9/#post1766281

http://groups.homebrewtalk.com/Tapro...ook_Repository

Denny's Evil Concoctions is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2009, 12:13 PM   #9
s3n8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Haymarket VA
Posts: 1,180
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Denny's Evil Concoctions View Post
I wouldn't say the don't age well. I would say they change over time, maturing into a complex layered beer. The hop bitterness and flavor do mellow though, but often into something great. IMO.

I've got a dubbel going right now. I don't have the storage for aging lots of beers. So they're often in kindergarten when I keg em.
This is more in line with my experience. My first dubbel (made in Oct 08) is just right now getting really good. The first trippel (Dec 08) is good, but will get better this summer. It seems all of my homebrews get much better with age. I rarely dip below 1.07 OG though. One of my favorite beers to date is a double IPA made with a lot of Munich and 1.075 OG. It has 10oz of hops in it, and I would say it has aged VERY well 8 months in.
__________________
s3n8 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2009, 02:36 PM   #10
jkarp
Beer Herder
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jkarp's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Elizabeth, CO
Posts: 2,105
Liked 33 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by syd138 View Post
Really? Can you even really drink a Tripel or Dubbel young? Takes at least a good 3 months before you can even drink it.. and it gets better with age.

I've had Tripels that were 3 years old and great.
Don't admit that in Belgium. You'll get flogged for beer neglect.

Seriously, 2-3 months of aging on a Tripel is about right. That's when you'll see them on tap at Kulminator, Delirium, etc.
__________________
jkarp is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Recommendations for Wyeast 3522 Belgian Ardennes in Belgian Pale Ale? LeeF Recipes/Ingredients 3 03-29-2011 05:06 AM
Applicability of Belgian Candi Syrup to Non-Belgian Brews? Pelikan Recipes/Ingredients 5 06-02-2010 06:31 PM
Belgian Beer to Celebrate the Belgian Grand Prix Rook General Beer Discussion 5 12-23-2009 10:42 PM
How does this Belgian Dark Strong (or Belgian Black?) look? syd138 Recipes/Ingredients 24 08-06-2009 06:40 PM
Belgian Candi rocks vs Soft Belgian Candi sugar (granular)? mgo737 Recipes/Ingredients 1 07-11-2009 09:39 PM