"Frisky Biscuit" Belgian Blonde
Batch Size: 5.25 gal
Boil Size: 6.25 gal
Estimated OG: 1.053 SG
Estimated Color: 4.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 17 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.0 %
Boil Time: 60 +/- Minutes
1 week in primary at 66 degrees F
1 week in secondary at 66 degrees F
1.5 weeks in bottle at 65 degrees F
5.00 lb Pale Malt Extract
3.00 lb Wheat Malt, Belgian (2.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Vienna Malt
0.50 lb Flaked Oats
0.50 lb Amber Malt
1.00 lb Pale 6-Row American
0.33 lb Cara-Munich Malt (22.0 SRM)
1.00 oz Fuggles – boil for 40 min.
1.00 oz. Styrian Goldings – boil for 5 min.
(Burnt orange if you can get it, but if not use regular)
Valencia Orange peel & 1/8 tsp. cinnamon spice
15 min. before end of boil
ADDED 1/8 tsp. cinnamon spice
5 min. before end of boil
1 pack Belgian Wit Ale White Labs WLP400
Turned out pretty damn well with some cool flavors, and the SWMBO is a huge fan as well as most of the ladies I know, though I feel that there are still some things I'd like to change about it - not sure exactly what yet, though.
Anyway, brew it if you're into it and let me know. I'd be really interested to hear some good criticism. :D
As a side note - ages VERY well. Particularly after about 5 or 6 weeks in bottle at 40 degrees or so.
Tastes absolutely awesome. We saved a few bottles from the hordes and my roommate is amazed at the difference a few weeks has made and wants me to make more immediately. It has become, in his words, "the best **** that ever came out of that plastic thing in the closet."
got an extract version?
I know this post has been dormant for awhile but I am going to brew this up tomorrow. I was wondering how many gals. you used to steep your grains? I like what I see with the recipe, I was also thinking about adding a little honey to it. Would be interested in your opinion, thank you
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