I decided to use this recipe for my first attempt at partial mash.
So far I've had a successful batch of extract/brewer's best kit Brown Ale, and another kit - Robust Porter with some minor modifications almost ready to bottle. I think I'm ready to graduate to partial.
Has anyone tried this with Lemons or a combination of lemon and orange? Some other recipes call for putting the fruit in a bag in the fermenter as well. Is this going to be too fruity? I was hoping for something slightly more acidic/bitter than Hoegaarden. Maybe additional bittering hops?
Is there a need to move over to a secondary fermenter? I understand that its a matter of preference but what are the pros and cons with this style?
Thanks for the recipe and the great instructions! Brew day is tentatively set for next Saturday.
Had a taste yesterday. This beer is good! I'm not getting the oriander, orange or lemon flavors very much though I thought I used quite a lot.
For one reason or another my OG leaned higher than expected 1.064 and I finished at approx 1.017, so the abv is high for the style
But, it has great color and head retention. The lace is beautiful. Nice Belgian yeast and bready flavors. Very refreshing with a dry finish. Has a bit of a warming quality (almost like a Tripel) likely due to the higher alcohol content but not in a bad way at all. Mine was not as sweet as a hoegaarden but that's sort of what I was planning for.
I will definitely make this again with maybe a couple tweaks.