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Old 12-21-2010, 03:45 PM   #11
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This beer had almost another 5 months to mellow. I cracked one over the weekend...wow. This turned out great, I will brew this again! Thanks again Surfer!

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Old 12-22-2010, 06:00 PM   #12
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Great! I'm glad this turned out well for you. I am thinking of brewing it again soon as well. Any changes you would make since you were able to save some bottles to age? Happy Holidays.

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Old 12-23-2010, 03:51 PM   #13
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To be honest, the only addition would be a bit of Biscuit malt simply for a bit more color. Other than that, not a thing! I'll probably convert this to all grain in Beersmith next time and age it for a bit longer in the bottles. Thanks for the Holiday greetings, same to you! I plan to have a nice quiet Christmas this year, I'm not working and I'm staying home and enjoying some homebrews!

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Old 12-23-2010, 04:09 PM   #14
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DrinkinSurfer, thanks for posting this recipe. I will be brewing this on January 2nd. This will be my 3rd batch ever and I'm really looking forward to it. I'll keep you posted on the outcome.
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:22 AM   #15
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Didje, hope you had a good brew day. Let me know how it goes for you.

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Old 01-08-2011, 11:47 PM   #16
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Didje, hope you had a good brew day. Let me know how it goes for you.
Sorry for the late reply, but I just got around to brewing today.
We had a bit of a busy day... We had our first boilover right after adding the first hops (drama!!!), and our hydrometer cracked on us. It's the second one we crack, and this time we were super careful with it. There were no bubbles coming out of it, it was a super thing hairline crack. I'm getting tired of those things already It cracked while inside the tube after the wort chilling, so we don't know if the reading is accurate but it was at 1.056.

I plan on letting this in the pail for 3 weeks and then bottle it. I'll keep you posted but thanks again for the recipe
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:30 AM   #17
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Any news Didje? And Erie, if you are still following this I just ordered the ingredients to to an improved(hopefully) AG version of this. It should be a bit bigger and darker but still within the style at over ~1.072 OG and 17 SRM. It looks like this:
2 row - 13 lbs
Special B- 1 lb
Crystal 60 - 4 oz
Biscuit- 2 oz
Clear Candi Sugar - 1 lb
Saaz 4.5%- 1 oz at 60 min and 1 oz at 10 min
WLP500

I will probably post this recipe officially after it gets brewed for quality assurance.

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Old 02-18-2011, 01:17 PM   #18
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So here are the news...
Beer has been bottled for just just over 3 weeks now. Tried a couple so far. It has a somewhat strong banana smell which points me that it might have fermented a bit too hot. But I really like the taste, it's a nice mix of spices and a bit of fruit. This really came out as a 'Belgian' tasting beer. I will brew it again for sure! Thanks again, DrinkinSurfer!

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Old 02-21-2011, 10:38 PM   #19
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Glad to hear you like it Didje. The WLP500 has lots of esters so you may not have gotten it too hot. I just made a starter with it that I kept in the mid-high 60's and it smells like straight banana. Try to be patient with letting some of your batch age, this one hits its prime down the road a bit. I'm happy that you are enjoying it and I would like to know how it progresses for you.

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Old 03-10-2011, 10:58 PM   #20
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Just bottled this recipe tonight. I'm curious as to how long you recommend before cooling and drinking? Having spent lots of time in Belgium/ Germany in the military am a huge Belgian beer fan! You wouldn't have come across a Leffe Brown or Rochefort 8 or 10 recipe anywhere?

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