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Old 10-08-2014, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Brigade Piron IPA

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast 3522 Belgian Ardennes
Yeast Starter: 2 liters
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.25
Original Gravity: 1.078
Final Gravity: 1.013
IBU: 82
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90
Color: 3.8
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21
Additional Fermentation: none
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): none
Tasting Notes: .

Grain
13 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Belgian
4.0 oz Aromatic Malt
1 lbs Cane (Beet) Sugar

Hops
28.00 g Horizon [12.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min
14.00 g Amarillo Gold [8.20 %] - Boil 20.0 min
14.00 g Centennial [9.50 %] - Boil 20.0 min
42.50 g Amarillo Gold [8.20 %] - Boil 10.0 min
42.50 g Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min
28.00 g Amarillo Gold [8.20 %] - Boil 0.0 min
28.00 g Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min

Mash at 151
Start fermentation at 65, bumping up a degree a day until 75.

I've never felt compelled to share a recipe as I usually lose interest while trying to tweak it from really really good to great. This one is a beer that I've brewed a few times without changing anything, and I can't think of anything I would change. Pretty basic grain bill from some tripel that I brewed awhile ago (probably from brewing classic styles, but I've misplaced that book so I can't verify) along with a hop schedule that has much of the IBU contribution coming late. Belgian Ardennes because that's what I bought.

What resulted was a really nice balance between the American hops and the Belgian character. To me it's a lot more drinkable than a beer at 8.5% ABV should be.
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