Houblon Chouffe aka HopChewy
This is really damn close to the real Houblon.
4.88 kg. Pilsener
0.91 kg. Beet Sugar
21g.Columbus 60 min.
10g.Columbus 20 min.
35g.Czech Saaz 7 min.
21g.Amarillo Dry Hop
White Labs WLP550 Belgian Ale
-----This info from the brewer ---
<Mash Temps >
62 ºC = 143.6 ºF >>20min
68 ºC = 154.4 ºF >>70min
26 ºC = 78.8 ºF
Lager 3 weeks>
2 ºC = 35.6 ºF
Houblon @ the brewery -Btw the tour is free to Americans
Intervew with Chris Bauweraerts, Founder, Original Brewmaster of Achouffe
This was brewed using WLP570 yeast which takes forever to drop clear
1 of many test batchs
The proper way to brew a HopChewy aka Houblon Chouffe clone.
Pilsner Malt conditioned:
The hops,sugar and the proper head-ware along with a bottle of Houblon.
The first step of the mash> 20min @ 143.6ºF - I over shot by 1 degree ºF.
The next step of the mash 70min @ 154.4 ºF
Few more pics while I wait for the wort to cool down.
Vorlauf till the wort runs clear:
The second runnings --> SG 1.034
Killing time, hey its the Simpsons:p
A proper boil:
The last hop addition >Saaz leaf:
Adding the Beet Sugar:
Everything went too perfect, I forgot to add the Whirlfloc tablet and I missed the gravity by 1 point..
SG 1.077 instead of 1.078 oh well ;)
Should be alot clearer if I had only added the Whirlflock.... :mad:
Pitched the yeast @ 22.2ºC and will allow to rise up to 23.8 ºC
Fantastic! This is one of my favorite beers and one I would really love to be able to brew well. I think this has made my list of up and coming brews.
I forgot to up date post:D
Day 14 and gravity sample is 1.008.
Transfer into a CO2 purged carboy, add 21g.Amarillo Dry Hop.
Lager for 21days.
Tasting of the gravity sample
I am going to be brewing the beersmith converted extract recipe of this. I need to use a bit more hops, I only have a 4 gallon ss pot, but I am excited! Thanks so much for the recipe and the awesome pictures!
Its time !!:p
Took the gravity sample and its fg1.007
ADF 90.37% RDF 74.91% 9.28%abv
5 weeks from brew to keg
Went ahead and kegged the beer leaving just enough for 12 bottles.
Yes I'm having a glass right now at 11am, its my wedding anniversary today.
Justed carbed as you can see by the large bubbles but damn tastey, still a little hazing but this will clear over the next week as the beer fully carbs. See what happens when you forget to add the whirlfock tablet:mad:
Next sunday I'll side by side with the real Houblon.
That fockin' Whirlfock.
I couldn't wait and just opened a bottle....well two bottles. The first was a bottle bomb. :(
But the second was heaven on earth!
Thank you so much for this AWESOME recipe!!
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