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Old 12-30-2011, 08:04 AM   #1
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Default All-Grain - Leffe Radieuse Clone

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: WLP 530
Yeast Starter: Yes
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: No
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.078
Final Gravity: 1.014
IBU: 17
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90
Color: 17L
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 30 days at 68F
Additional Fermentation: none
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): none
Tasting Notes: just tested this side by side with the original, it is very close. The bottle I had w

11 Lbs Pilsner Malt
.85lbs Munich Light (12L)
.44lbs CaraMunich (60L)
.44lbs Aromatic (18L)
.44lbs Special B (120L)

.70 lbs Dark Candi Syrup
.57lbs White Sugar

1.27 Oz Hallertau Mittelfruh 5.2% 60min - 15 IBU (Tinseth)

Yeast WLP530

1.075 OG estimated – 1.015 FG estimated
7.9% ABV + .3% priming (160g Dextrose) = 8.2%

mashed for 90' at 151 F with 17.5 quarts.
Sparge 10' at 170 with 17 quarts


Ps this is not my recipe, I have found it on another forum and tried it. I brewed it for a friend birthday who love the original leffe radieuse and he was very impressed. Since I never found this recipe here I though I would share it.
Hope you enjoy it.

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Old 01-05-2012, 08:02 AM   #2
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This is the colour of the beer before bottling it.

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After 4 months in the bottle it is fantastic and even closer to the original than before. I just made a new batch of it.

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Old 05-14-2012, 05:45 PM   #4
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After 6 months in the bottle, did a blind test with the original Leffe Radieuse.
I asked my friend 2 questions. Which is the real one and which one is best.

3 out 4 friends thought that mine was the original and all four of them liked mine better.

Unfortunately got a infection on my second batch of it, so will have to make it again as I have very little left.

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Old 05-17-2012, 08:11 PM   #5
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A friend of mine brought some home. I really liked it. I have been thinking about starting to homebrew. Would this be a good recipe to start with?

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It is not a difficult brew to make but if this is your first one, make sure you understand the process of brewing. If you have any question feel free to ask on this thread or by pm. It is a very good home brew.

Since you are from Ireland. Check www.homebrewcompany.ie. It is the best homebrewing supply shop in Ireland. They have good deals on starter kit, a great grain selection, yeast, hops and anything else you need to make beer.

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Thanks for the advice. I have checked them out. I'm still sitting on the fence but should make a decision soon.

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Just do it, If you like beer there is nothing as far as satisfaction as drinking a beer your made your self especially if it is a good one. And if initially stick to true and tried recipes you can hardly go wrong. Spend some time on this forum and look at what people are brewing and I garantie you you will get the bug. It is a wonderful hobby.

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Old 05-21-2012, 06:37 PM   #9
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I have a friend that brew. I will purchase the ingredients and I'll do it at his house to see if this is something I might want to do more. Hoping to do it this week end.

If we want to do a larger batch than 5 gallons, how do we increase the ingredients, is it proportional. He has a 33l bucket. How much should I plan to make in such a bucket?

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I'm using 33l bucket to. You can go up to 27 liters but not more as you will soon see the fermentation is very active and require some space between the top of the wort (unfermented beer) and the lid of the bucket. If you exceed this you will probably see the lid blow up and a nice spillage of yeast on the ground. make sure you put a protection under the bucket if you are storing it on a nice surface.

As for the ingredients divide everything by 5 then multiply by 7 and you will have the right amount.

With 27 liters you should probably make a starter as a flask of WLP530 is supposed to be good up to 5 gallons. I have brewed such a big beer before without a starter but better be safe. This should be prepared a couple days in advance of the brew. Just type how to make a starter on this site and you will find details instructions. It is not complicated.

The key is to clean and sterilise everything that come into contact with the wort.
Good luck and let me know how it goes. Maybe next time I come do Dublin we can compares our brews.

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