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Esmitee 08-21-2011 11:11 PM

DFH Raison D'etre EXTRACT recipe
 
Anyone interested in this beer? I love it and have a carboy ferming right now.

The recipe supposedly comes from a brewer from DFH.


7 lbs. Light DME
( I USED Light LME ) ??? think there will be much difference?

8 oz. Dark Munich malt (Steep grains at 165 for 30 min)
4 oz. crystal malt 60 Lovibond
8 oz. chocolate malt
4 oz. Kiln coffee
8 oz. Dark Belgian Candi syrup @ 10 min
4 oz. Beet or Brown sugar
6 oz. raisins (pureed) (I used GOLDEN raisins) 2 cups of wort after boiling 10 min, puree raisins and mix with wort. ADD @10 min.
0.5 oz Warrior pellet hops boil @ 60 min.
0.5 oz. Vanguard pellet hops end of boil
Wyeast Belgian Abbey II yeast

I made a 1 L starter, Then decanted, and made another 1 L starter.

I got no OG nor FG numbers on it. But I got and OG of 1.072

Im drinking a DFH Indian Brown Ale right now YUMMMMM:mug:

Suthrncomfrt1884 08-22-2011 01:10 PM

This just looks like an adjusted recipe from "Extreme Brewing" so I would think its very close.

Esmitee 08-22-2011 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suthrncomfrt1884 (Post 3191512)
this just looks like an adjusted recipe from "extreme brewing" so i would think its very close.

hope sooo ;)

Esmitee 08-29-2011 02:14 AM

here it is 8 28 11 OG of 1.016 3 times in a row, I tasted it , and has all of the flavors I expected. Chilling it overnite, and going to force carb it tomorrow early am. Hope to take a taste later in the day after work around 6:00 pm.......I also have a bottle of the real stuff to do a blindfold taste test! Im thinking its going to be GOOD. should be close to the ABV?

Esmitee 11-11-2011 11:10 PM

Wow, I forgot to post how well this brew turned out. Soooooo

That should have been "FG" not "OG" in my last reply.

It turned out to be 7.75% ABV, real close to DFH stated ABV of 8%.

I did have some blind taste tests with my friends with a bottle of the DFH brew and my clone.

Mine won, Hands DOWN as better tasting ......Yeaaa

My brew was darker and a little bit thicker, But as far as taste goes,
I think it was Spot On.

If ya like the DFH brew, I would recommend trying this recipe! It kicks AZZ!

abrew2u 12-05-2011 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Esmitee
here it is 8 28 11 OG of 1.016 3 times in a row, I tasted it , and has all of the flavors I expected. Chilling it overnite, and going to force carb it tomorrow early am. Hope to take a taste later in the day after work around 6:00 pm.......I also have a bottle of the real stuff to do a blindfold taste test! Im thinking its going to be GOOD. should be close to the ABV?

How close did it turn out to the real thing. Thinking of brewing this weekend,wanted to know if I should change anything or if you had any tips.

Esmitee 12-05-2011 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by abrew2u (Post 3544099)
How close did it turn out to the real thing. Thinking of brewing this weekend,wanted to know if I should change anything or if you had any tips.

I'd have to say it's a very close dead ringer except for the color. It is an extract brew, and I only did a 3 gal boil because of my "STOVE TOP conditions".

I would suggest that IF you can, do the full 5 gal boil.
I think thats why my brew came out darker in color.

I really think ALL my brews come out darker cause of the small concentrate of wort? But I have to say, Haven't made a bad tasting one YET LOL

I'm getting a turkey fryer for Xmas to do the full boils. I believe that the brews will come out even better!

If you have any questions specific to this brew, Just go ahead and ask, I 'm, on here everyday LOL I'll tell you what and how I did it.

OH yea, I still have a little bit left. I have to say, That it got even better the longer it has been in the keg! YUMMMMM

:mug:

abrew2u 12-05-2011 09:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Esmitee

I'd have to say it's a very close dead ringer except for the color. It is an extract brew, and I only did a 3 gal boil because of my "STOVE TOP conditions".

I would suggest that IF you can, do the full 5 gal boil.
I think thats why my brew came out darker in color.

I really think ALL my brews come out darker cause of the small concentrate of wort? But I have to say, Haven't made a bad tasting one YET LOL

I'm getting a turkey fryer for Xmas to do the full boils. I believe that the brews will come out even better!

If you have any questions specific to this brew, Just go ahead and ask, I 'm, on here everyday LOL I'll tell you what and how I did it.

OH yea, I still have a little bit left. I have to say, That it got even better the longer it has been in the keg! YUMMMMM

:mug:

I'm an extract brewer myself and I only got a 4 gal brew pot I'll try to do a four gal boil and see how it turns out.
I was also considering getting a turkey fryer to do bigger boils let me know how the fryer goes .
Definitely going to brew this soon,I had some dfh raison d'Ítre over the weekend for the first time and I got to say wow!!!
Thanks for the advice

tojo 12-06-2011 03:07 AM

4 oz of sugar is noted in recipe but not listed as to when to add.

abrew2u 12-06-2011 03:49 AM

i was also wondering when you add the sugar?Do you add it with the dme or at the end of the boil,or when you add the raisins or at a different time? some clarification we be very much appreciated thank you


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