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Old 05-25-2009, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default All-Grain - Belgian Dark Strong (Gulden Draak Clone-ish)

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Cultured Gulden Draak
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: WLP 530
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.4
Original Gravity: 1.099
Final Gravity: 1.023
IBU: 27.4
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90
Color: 24.3
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 - 65
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Till it's Ready - 60
Tasting Notes: It's tasty!

10 lbs 12.0 oz Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 53.09%
5 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) Bel (3.0 SRM) Grain 24.69%
1 lbs Wheat Malt, Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 4.94 %
12.0 oz Caramel Malt - 60L (Briess) (60.0 SRM) Grain 3.7%
4.0 oz Aromatic Malt (Dingemans) (19.0 SRM) Grain 1.23%
4.0 oz Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 1.23%
4.0 oz Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM) Grain 1.23%
1 lbs 4.0 oz Sugar, Table (Sucrose) (1.0 SRM) Sugar 6.17%
12.0 oz Candi Sugar, Dark (275.0 SRM) Sugar 3.70 %


1 oz First Gold - First Wort Hops
1 oz Fuggles - 30 min
1 oz Fuggles - Dry Hop 7 days


75 minute mash @ 152

My Gulden Draak culture booted up in the starter flask but never activated in the wort, so after 8 days of no activity I kicked in a small starter of the abbey ale yeast.

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enjoying one of these at the moment, how did this turn out?

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Watch out, this one is pretty energetic!

Blew off the top with blow-off hose and sprayed goo all over the closet. To the drycleaners!
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I just enjoyed my first Gulden Draak last week, and was impressed. I'm a noob, and I've been concentrating on getting a saison right, but think I got pretty close with my last rendition of Shipwrecked Saison. This looks like a worthy step up to something stronger....

I already have the grain bill and hops for my next saison. But I think I'll try this recipe after that, using the Danstar Belle Saison yeast I already have on hand.

But I'm going to have to upgrade my mash tun. The one I use now was made from a '20 qt' cooler that really only holds 16 qts. And while it has served faithfully and well, looks like it's time for an upgrade in size.

Which I happen to have, by the way. You don't hang out outdoors in Southern California, without accumulating ice chests in various sizes....

It's just a matter of drilling a hole in the side for the spigot, and transferring my copper manifold. Yes, the new one could hold a larger manifold. But I doubt it's worth building one, because I batch sparge anyway.

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