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Old 01-13-2012, 10:26 PM   #101
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I'm brewing a slightly modified version of this tomorrow. I basically just rounded up my grainbill.
I'm thinking of picking up the ingredients for this recipe tomorrow... how did the rounded-up one work out?
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:06 AM   #102
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I'm thinking of picking up the ingredients for this recipe tomorrow... how did the rounded-up one work out?
I'm drinking my way through the batch now. It is very tasty.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:20 AM   #103
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Bottled my crack at the honey blond based on Revvy's suggested grain bill scaled to 5 gallons with a few operator error based deviations.

I forgot to remove 12 oz of Turbinado from my beersmith copy and paste of the original Leffe Clone. Oops. I was sleep deprived, didnt catch it and added both. The hydrometer flask sample is expectedly a little alcoholy/hot. Sg was 1.072 and it finished at 1.008 / 8.41%ABV. It does have a nice honey note, so hopefully it will mellow with time.

My other unintended change was completely pooching the hop schedule. My styrian goldings were only 3.8 alpha so i had calculated needing just shy of 2 oz to match the 1.36 oz @5.4. Inexplicably my brain decided to toss them as FWH... completely forgetting it should have been a 60 min add of 90.

Also LHBS was out of Saaz so aroma was subbed with .7oz of Sterling

Despite royally blowing the brew day, its still pretty tasty. I guess time will tell. 6 days 23 hours, 45 minutes until its perfectly conditioned, right?

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Old 01-20-2012, 11:52 PM   #104
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I have played with this recipe in BeerSmith to come up with an extract version. Both the OG and FG are a tad low (though the ABV remains the same), and I can get the IBU and SRM ratings to equal almost the same.

However, the recipe it spits out only calls for less than four ounces of specialty grains - everything else is extract, table sugar, and hops.

Does that sound reasonable to anyone who knows what is what? Granted, I am an absolute novice, but I'm used to seeing speciality grains of a couple of pounds or so.

I'd love to do a Leffe clone, but I'm not ready for all grain (or even partial mash) yet. I've seen quite a few recipes online (most of which vary wildly), but they don't get reviewed as well as this one by Revvy. I'm thinking that this is the one to emulate.

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I put this on keg late last year, and we were gone for several weeks for the holidays. It is almost gone, although I felt it had a slight off flavor. Been trying to get to a homebrew club meeting to get some guidance on what the off flavor is, but haven't been able to make it. I don't think it's the recipe, my wife thins it is just tartness from the strawberries. I'm more concerned with it being a cleanliness issue. Not a major problem, it's obviously still going quick!

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No answer to my questions on this thread, nor in other places that I have posted it... so I took the initiative to educate myself.

Sure, I could do a full extract conversion of this recipe, but it will certainly be missing some character. Due to the fact that the speciality grains needed for this brew require mashing, I think that this recipe can only be an all grain or a partial mash (assuming that you want a quality beer).

In related news, I have decided to attempt a partial mash on my next batch.

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I put this on keg late last year, and we were gone for several weeks for the holidays. It is almost gone, although I felt it had a slight off flavor. Been trying to get to a homebrew club meeting to get some guidance on what the off flavor is, but haven't been able to make it. I don't think it's the recipe, my wife thins it is just tartness from the strawberries. I'm more concerned with it being a cleanliness issue. Not a major problem, it's obviously still going quick!
I think the flavor might be bitterness from the seeds from leaving the strawberries in too long...
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:43 PM   #108
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This is one out of a couple recipes I'm thinking of doing next. I looked through all 11 pages and if it was mentioned I completely read right past it; what final gravity is this typically going to? Thanks


Edit: Sorry, I see the parts above "Category 18a" weren't displayed on mobile for some reason

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This is one out of a couple recipes I'm thinking of doing next. I looked through all 11 pages and if it was mentioned I completely read right past it; what final gravity is this typically going to? Thanks
Well, according to Revvy's recipe, you get:
Original Gravity: 1.068 (est)
Final Gravity: 1.010

AKA, about 7.6% ABV.

The whole recipe is on post #1 of the thread.
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It's a good beer, and a bit stronger than I expected from a "blonde"!

Got a bottle directly from Revvy.

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