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dgoldb1 12-13-2012 02:08 AM

My Belgian Golden Strong Recipe
 
How does this recipe look for my Belgian Golden Strong? Do the sugar and Carafoam or CaraPils ratios look ok? Thanks for any input!

1.083OG
1.015FG
9.1% ABV
5* SRM

Belgian Pilsner Malt – 84% - 16lbs
Carafoam or CaraPils – 4% - 1lb
Belgian Candi Sugar - Clear - 11% - 2lbs

Mash at 149*F for 60min

Boil for 90min because of the high % of Pilsner malt.

Hallertau - 1oz - 60min
Styrian Goldings - 1oz - 30min
Saaz - 1oz - 10min

White Labs Belgian Ale (WLP550)

Ferment starting at 68*F. Let rise to 75-80*F after day 5.

sudbuster 12-13-2012 02:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dgoldb1 (Post 4677333)
How does this recipe look for my Belgian Golden Strong? Do the sugar and Carafoam or CaraPils ratios look ok? Thanks for any input!

1.083OG
1.015FG
9.1% ABV
5* SRM

Belgian Pilsner Malt – 84% - 16lbs
Carafoam or CaraPils – 4% - 1lb
Belgian Candi Sugar - Clear - 11% - 2lbs

Mash at 149*F for 60min

Boil for 90min because of the high % of Pilsner malt.

Hallertau - 1oz - 60min
Styrian Goldings - 1oz - 30min
Saaz - 1oz - 10min

White Labs Belgian Ale (WLP550)

Ferment starting at 68*F. Let rise to 75-80*F after day 5.

Looks like a winner. Made a very similar 10 gal using 1388 a while back. It still smells like the gym lockers in the Y. It's lagering now. I'll probably feed it to the flowers in the end.

dgoldb1 12-13-2012 02:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sudbuster (Post 4677347)
It still smells like the gym lockers in the Y. It's lagering now. I'll probably feed it to the flowers in the end.

What's causing the smell?

TNGabe 12-13-2012 10:38 AM

I think 570 is the Duvel strain, but 550 is good, too. Have you used the clear syrup before? I'll probably get some of the dark stuff eventually, but I'm wondering what the benefit of clear syrup over table sugar is.

dgoldb1 12-13-2012 11:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TNGabe (Post 4677988)
Have you used the clear syrup before? I'll probably get some of the dark stuff eventually, but I'm wondering what the benefit of clear syrup over table sugar is.

I was wondering the exact same thing. I think Belgian Candy Syrup is made from beets and table is obviously made from sugar cane. I can't imagine there would be too much of a difference in flavor. Any thoughts?

sudbuster 12-13-2012 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dgoldb1 (Post 4677354)
What's causing the smell?

Don't know. But i've used the yeast before and the smell faded away with aging. Time will tell.

AndrewD 12-13-2012 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dgoldb1 (Post 4678042)
I was wondering the exact same thing. I think Belgian Candy Syrup is made from beets and table is obviously made from sugar cane. I can't imagine there would be too much of a difference in flavor. Any thoughts?

table sugar can come from beets as well.

Brewtah 12-13-2012 01:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dgoldb1 (Post 4678042)
I was wondering the exact same thing. I think Belgian Candy Syrup is made from beets and table is obviously made from sugar cane. I can't imagine there would be too much of a difference in flavor. Any thoughts?

Sugar from the grocery store is usually labeled "cane sugar". If not cane sugar it is probably beet sugar. I heard this from a reliable source. I have noticed the really bargain brands have no labeling. I guess consumers want cane not beet sugar. Anyway just used it in my Belgium/French Saison.

hinke 12-13-2012 01:33 PM

Just use regular table sugar. I did that for my Golden Strong and it came out excellent.

hinke 12-13-2012 01:39 PM

I also used WLP570 Golden Strong yeast, and it took forever, but it produces a nice pear flavor which is one thing you want in a Golden Strong.

I actually just used Jamil's recipe, with 3# of table sugar.


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