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Old 05-06-2009, 06:31 AM   #21
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I'd love to find a clone recipe for Russian River Redemption. They call it a Belgian Single and it's a great session beer.
Sent an email to Russian River requesting help on making a clone of this and got this a couple days later from Vinnie Cilurzo:

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91 percent 2 row
3 percent acidulaed
3 percent wheat malt
3 prcent vienna malt

Bittered with Styrian Golding
Finished with Stering

OG 1.052
TG 1.012

Abbey ale yeast white labs

I hope this helps

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Old 05-06-2009, 05:22 PM   #22
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I haven't had this one, but I am collecting a list of session belgians to brew in order to develop my own house session belgian. What are the IBUs like? for a 5.5 gallon batch, this is what I've got:

9#10oz belgian 2-row (91%)
5.1oz wheat malt (3%)
5.1oz vienna malt (3%)
5.1oz acid malt (3%)

I have no idea on a hopping schedule, or even IBUs. Anyone have any ideas?

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Old 05-06-2009, 05:27 PM   #23
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This is a damn fine beer. I've brewed it many times with slight variations. I prefer Styrian Goldings hops and my original recipe was a bit different, but always tasty.
I posted the recipe that scored a 43.5 at comp, it's in my dropdown. CaraMunich will be closer to DeKoninck, the one in my dropdown is lighter and less sweet. The judges ate it up. I plan to rebrew 10 gallons for the fall and time permitting may make a small batch this summer so I can enter it in the Dixie Cup.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:12 PM   #24
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Sent an email to Russian River requesting help on making a clone of this and got this a couple days later from Vinnie Cilurzo:
Dude, that is crazy. Not only did he give you the recipe for his beer, he sent it from his PHONE.
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Dude, that is crazy. Not only did he give you the recipe for his beer, he sent it from his PHONE.
I'm not surprised, Vinnie is a big supporter of the homebrewing community. He's even dispersed chunks of his Brett-infused barrels.
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:44 AM   #26
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I'm not surprised, Vinnie is a big supporter of the homebrewing community. He's even dispersed chunks of his Brett-infused barrels.
Yep, makes me want to support him even more (as if his fantastic beer wasn't reason enough).
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So, do you all prefer WLP550 "belgian ale yeast" over WLP530 "Abbey Ale yeast"? I picked up one vial of each for $2 at 6 months expired from my LHBS.....I figured for that price I'd try them both. Which one would be more 'spicy' and peppery? I guess I'd like a similar yeast profile to Chimay vs. the baby-food fruitiness found in wits (I've had hoegarden and my own crappy wit) and saison style beers (Spotted Cow, for example).......

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I like the WLP550. It's very clean for a belgian yeast, doesn't get the fruity esters the other yeasts have, but still has plenty of character. I think this works much better for the pale, as appose to the strong belgians where you want that crazy fruitiness.

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I am a fan of the darker dubbels but have also been pondering something less alcoholic. Anyone play around with the darker side of singles? I suppose I could just scale it down in gravity a little but I think they are already thinner than a lot of beers so it might get watery. Maybe what I'm looking for is a Belgian brown ale?

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Belgian Dark Ale


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