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Old 05-09-2009, 02:21 AM   #31
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Well, I just screwed up and pitched the wrong starter into my simple blonde recipe about a half hour ago. If I can remember to do a write up when it is ready in a couple of months, I'll let you know how blonde made with WLP400 (Belgian Wit Yeast) tastes.
I am serving this batch of "Belgian Blonde" tomorrow at a party, and the taster I just had was great! It is a bit malty with a low bitterness, and the WLP400 adds a slightly tart note to the beer. I was aiming for a good, inoffensive, mellow beer that anyone who comes to the party can enjoy (read: sorta like BMC but actually good), and this beer exceeded all expectations.

Not to blow my own horn, but with each new style I try my homebrew keeps getting better and better!


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Old 05-09-2009, 07:14 PM   #32
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I'm making a belgian tripelish tonight

3 lbs. uk pilsner
2 lbs.vienna
.5 lbs belgian aromatic
.5 lbs. caramunich
! lbs. light candy sugar
1 oz. hallertau @60
1 oz. fuggles @ 15
2 lbs. light LME @ 15

and pitching it on My chimay blue clone's wyeast 3787 cake.
Should be interesting.



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Old 05-09-2009, 08:43 PM   #33
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I'VE DONE THIS!! It's my DAWN OF THE DEAD ALE!!!! I used an IPA grain bill with 1# of sugar and 1214 to give it a toasty hoppy IPA with a fuity bready belgian kick. It's my favorite beer i've brewed so far.



I'm interested in this beer. What is the receipe?
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:13 AM   #34
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f69/dawn-dead-ale-belgian-ipa-105185/ There she is
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:10 AM   #35
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I decided to sacrifice my 3rd generation wlp570 golden strong ale yesterday, it's already takin a good whipping. Got a 5 gallon batch of belgian golden strong lemonade going.

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Old 05-13-2009, 04:41 PM   #36
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Just a few popular Belgian IPA's... Piraat, Houblan Chouffe, Urthel Hop It

Comprehensive listing HERE

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Old 05-25-2009, 03:58 AM   #37
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Old 05-25-2009, 04:21 AM   #38
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This is the best thread EVAH!!!!!!!

Belgian yeasts fascinate me...they have amazing character. So pushing those amazingly flavorful yeasty beasties to their full potential is uber cool.

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Old 05-25-2009, 02:10 PM   #39
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I just brewed a Belgian IPA yesterday:

67% Pils
14% Wheat Malt
5% Biscuit Malt
5% Honey Malt
9% Sucrose
WLP500

Simcoe @ FWH, Amarillo at 30, 20, and 10 min. Will dry hop with Simcoe, Amarillo

OG = 1061
BU:GU = 0.77

I pitched @ 62F to drive a more earthy profile vs. fruit. Can't wait to taste this one...

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Old 05-26-2009, 12:22 PM   #40
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FWIW Midwest is offering a belgium IPA ....



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