Originally Posted by FattyLiver
I followed the OP recipe fairly closely but tweaked it to get it to the magic 9% of Chimay Blue.
I also used Amber Belgian Candy syrup instead also.
I did however split it into two 2.5 gallon batches one with WLP500 and one with WY1214
Amber LME 3.30 lb, Extract, Extract
Aromatic Malt (Belgian) 0.25 lb, Grain, Steeped
Northern Brewer LME - Munich 6.00 lb, Extract, Extract
Candi Sugar, Amber (Belgian) 1.00 lb, Sugar, Other
CaraMunich 0.50 lb, Grain, Steeped
Munich (German) 2.00 lb, Grain, Steeped
Special "B" (Belgian) 0.50 lb, Grain, Steeped
Torrified Wheat 0.50 lb, Adjunct, Steeped
Hallertauer (Germany) 1.00 oz, Pellet, 60 minutes
Styrian Golding (Slovenia) 1.00 oz, Pellet, 30 minutes
This somehow hit exactly 1.09 OG. This batch was almost meant to be so far.
I am 3 weeks into the primary and the gravity is as follows.
WY1214 batch = 1.022
WLP500 Batch = 1.0215
Taste test was delicious. The 1214 batch smells a bit better, while I preferred the taste of 500 batch a bit more. By a bit I mean minuscule and I can already tell these will both be delicious.
Odds are I am going to just bottle this from primary after week 4 since my FG is hit and it already tastes magical.
I decided I am going to add some 1214 before bottling to make sure nothing dare goes wrong while conditioning.
I'll report back sometime towards the end of June after I know I will cave in and try some of each early.
Thanks for the initial blueprint.
My wort gravity seems to be stuck at 1.030 for over two weeks now. Heres the details.
I brewed Fattylivers recipe on Sept 5th. My OG was 1.086
I made the candi sugar, cooked it a bit darker than called for. It tasted very roasty.
I made one addition to the recipe 0.2 lb puffed wheat.
My mash went like this:
Mashed everything in 2.5 gal water for:
30 min at 122F
45 min at 156F
5 min at 170F
Then added the wort to 3 gallons of water, added the extracts and started the boil (1 hour).
Added hops per schedule
Add yeast nutrient at 50 min.
Added candi sugar at 60 min.
Cooled to 75F and pitched a 3 liter starter of WLP500.
Wort has been at 72F for three weeks now. It tastes wonderful, but Id like it to be a bit drier.
Any recommendations to get this to attenuate more?