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Old 03-13-2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default Belgian dubbel, 1st place DMC comp, 42/50 points

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wy3787
Yeast Starter: 2l
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: no
Batch Size (Gallons): 11
Original Gravity: 1.079
Final Gravity: 1.006
IBU: 22
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 18
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14
Tasting Notes: nice beer, no major flows, some alcohol heat ect

this beer did very well in drunk monk challenge competition (big comp with 850 entries, 1st in BD and BDS category with 42 points but didnt place in BOS) so i thought i would share the recipe

Type: All Grain Date: 10/5/2012
Batch Size (fermenter): 11.00 gal
Boil Size: 13.68 gal
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My 10gal
End of Boil Volume 12.48 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 11.00 gal Est Mash Efficiency 81.8 %
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Taste Rating(out of 50): 42.0
Taste Notes:
nice beer!, consider recipe adjustments, perhaps less sugar to reduce alcohol warmth. Nice complexity, easy drinking beer. Could easily get in to trouble drinking this beer!


Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
26 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 83.9 %
2 lbs Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM) Grain 2 6.5 %
8.0 oz Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 3 1.6 %

1.50 oz Saaz [4.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 8.5 IBUs
1.00 oz Willamette [5.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 7.8 IBUs
1.50 oz Saaz [4.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 6 3.1 IBUs
1.00 oz Willamette [5.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 7 2.6 IBUs
1.0 pkg Trappist High Gravity (Wyeast Labs #3787) [124.21 ml] Yeast 9 -
2 lbs Sugar, homemade dark amber at 290F

mashed at 148F for 1h, sugar added in the fermenter at day 2 of fermentation.
This is the 2nd time i did this recipe and its a little different than the first time. This is excellent beer but prefer the first version and from the judges notes its possible that they would also prefer the 1st one so here are some notes on changes i made
1st version was mashed at 152F, i used 2row instead of pilsner malt and got lower efficiency and attenuation at the end (og 1.077 fg 1.011) this resulted in 9%abv and maltier character that i preferred

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im thinking about brewing this again and changing recipe a little (cut pilsner to 21lb, sugar to 1.75lb and add 2lb of munich) to decrease alcohol and boost malt flavors a little bit

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Love the sound of this, but like a slightly maltier beer. Think I will try it this weekend with Lager malt as I have that to hand, and the added munich as I also have a bunch of that.

WHat temps did you ferment at with that yeast?

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Im guessing that lager malt is the same as pilsner so yes in this case adding munich malt could be nice, i want to try that as well, if you do that please report back with results. I did split batch where one carboy was fermented with wyeast 3787 and other with 1214 strain, i liked 3787 more so i sent this one for the competition, ferm schedule was 64F for 2 days then rise to 72 over 5 days kept at 72 for 2 week and increased to 78 till finish but i wouldnt look at days and more at whats going on in the carboy as this could be little different in your case

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