All Grain Yeast:
WY3787 Yeast Starter:
Definitely Batch Size (Gallons):
5.5 Original Gravity:
1.088 Final Gravity:
24.8 Boiling Time (Minutes):
27.9 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
66F to 1.024 Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
73.5 for 21 days Tasting Notes:
Nice and dry for a big beer, oak/whiskey flavors come through nice w/ the dark fruit
11.60 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 70.2 %
0.83 lb Carafa I (337.0 SRM) Grain 5.0 %
0.73 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 4.4 %
0.62 lb White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 3.8 %
0.25 oz Warrior [13.70%] (75 min) Hops 8.8 IBU
0.50 oz Styrian Goldings [5.40%] (75 min) Hops 6.9 IBU
0.13 oz Warrior [13.70%] (90 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 5.1 IBU
1.50 oz Styrian Goldings [5.40%] (5 min) Hops 4.0 IBU
1.00 lb Candi Syrup, Dark Belgian (90.0 SRM) Sugar 6.0 %
0.75 lb Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 4.5 %
0.50 lb Brown Sugar, Dark (50.0 SRM) Sugar 3.0 %
0.50 lb Brown Sugar, Light (8.0 SRM) Sugar 3.0 %
1 Pkgs Trappist High Gravity (Wyeast Labs #3787) [Starter 5000 ml] Yeast-Wheat
147.2 F for 50 min
154.4 F for 20 min
163.4 F for 15 min
Sparge 167.0 F
Sugars added with 15min left in the boil.
Target Pre-boil Gravity: 1.065 (7.5g), Post Boil: 1.088. I overshot my gravity a bit and ended up with 6g of 1.091 post boil. I ended with 1.012.
Ferment at 66 until gravity is 1.024, then increase temp to 73.5
I primaried in carboy for ~3 weeks, then racked to a freshly used whiskey barrel. Boulevard adds cherry puree to top off some barrels. If doing this, I recommend letting the beer get to the level of oak/whiskey desired, then rack to a carboy and add the cherry puree to taste. Boulevard does not add them to all barrels, so start out light and add more to taste.
I am not calling this a clone of Boulevard BBQ (yet), but after about 2 months, this beer is great and will be really close in the end. I will update with a head to head tasting after another 4-6 months. BBQ is hard to find where I live, so want to wait and let the homebrew mature a little more. I will update this post once it happens.