Home Brew Forums

Home Brew Forums (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum.php)
-   Belgian Strong Ale (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f73/)
-   -   Dark Belgian Trappist Style Ale (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f73/dark-belgian-trappist-style-ale-173349/)

permo 04-15-2010 03:23 AM

Dark Belgian Trappist Style Ale
 
15.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 75.00 %
1.00 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 5.00 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 2.50 %
0.50 lb Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 2.50 %
0.25 lb Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 1.25 %
0.25 lb Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 1.25 %
2.00 oz Williamette [4.80 %] (60 min) Hops 21.4 IBU
1.00 oz Argentine Cascade [3.70 %] (15 min) Hops 4.1 IBU
1.00 oz Argentine Cascade [3.70 %] (5 min) Hops 1.6 IBU
2.00 lb Candi Sugar, Amber (75.0 SRM) Sugar 10.00 %
0.50 lb Candi Sugar, Clear (0.5 SRM) Sugar 2.50 %



Beer Profile


Measured Original Gravity: 1.104 SG
Measured Final Gravity: 1.022 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 10.09 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 10.78 %
Bitterness: 27.1 IBU Calories: 489 cal/pint
Est Color: 25.8 SRM


Mash Profile


90 min Step Add 23.63 qt of water at 165.5 F 150.0 F

dlbarncord 01-27-2011 04:21 PM

When do I add the Candi sugar?

permo 01-27-2011 06:05 PM

I added it at the end of the boil for this one. I think it would probably be an OK idea to use pilsen malt as a base instead of the two row pale as well. This is such a big beer I think it would benefit from mashing even lower than 150 too. I still have maybe 6 bottles of this left. It is very, very good.

dlbarncord 01-28-2011 03:34 PM

This is going to me my first all-gain brew. As i understand it, I bring the mash up to 122 for 30 min, than to 150 for 20-30 min, than up to 158 for 10 min. What do you suggest?

Akavango 11-15-2011 12:09 PM

Would a step mash be good for this beer. My mash tun is to small to have all the grain and the 23 qt of the mash at once. Was thinking of doing a step in mash but haven't decided on the temperature and timing.

Any suggestions?

permo 11-15-2011 01:08 PM

step mash would be fine. Like 30 minutes at 147 and 30 minutes at 155 or something. The recipe is great. Sub whatever hops you like.

Akavango 11-15-2011 04:10 PM

Thanks will try it this week end.

permo 11-15-2011 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Akavango (Post 3488088)
Thanks will try it this week end.

Yeast wise you better have a ton ready. Starter is mandatory for an ale of this gravity. Lots of oxygen too.

Akavango 11-16-2011 09:57 AM

I'll do a Starter with a WLP 500, planning on having about 3 qt. I think that should be enough.

permo 11-16-2011 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Akavango (Post 3490261)
I'll do a Starter with a WLP 500, planning on having about 3 qt. I think that should be enough.


That's about right. Nice work:rockin: Let me know when it's done, I will PM you my addy so I can test the brew for quality of craftsmanship. :D

The key to the amazing flavor of this beer is the special B, C120 and amber candi sugar. When you combine this with the plum/fruit of the yeast you get a deep raisin/plum/fruit character. I only have a single bottle of this original recipe left.


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:06 AM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.