Help me form a quad recipe... I have a wlp530 cake to pitch onto and I'd like a really nice quad that I can age for a year or more to have a crazy awesome beer sitting around.
Here's what I've come up with to start. Going with 71% eff as that's usually what I get.
1.5lbs Brown Sugar
1lbs Cane Sugar
1lb Special B
1lb Crystal 90
.5lb Belgian Biscuit
.5lb Aromatic Malt
.5 oz Nugget @ 11.6% 60 mins
1 oz Strisspalt @ 2.60% 15 mins
Yeast: WLP 530
I'm thinking pitch around 68 and then bring it up to the mid 80's as soon as the yeast get hold.
Mashing at 148 for probably 90mins to make sure I get good conversion, then my normal technique of lautering and then 2 sparges of half the required volume of water both times. 1.25q * lb for mash volume and 1.33 for sparge. Should I up the water volume and boil longer since this is such a big beer? But it's only 10.25lbs of grain.
With the recipe, it seems like I've got a lot going on, but to me it seems quads have that.... What I'm really looking for it that dark fruit and sweet wonderfulness that is a quad.