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jkarp 04-07-2009 06:31 PM

Pink Elephant (Delirium Tremens clone)
Beet Sugar 1.00 lb, Sugar, Other
Pilsener (Belgian) 6.50 lb, Grain, Mashed

Styrian Golding 0.75 oz, Pellet, 60 minutes
Saaz 0.50 oz, Pellet, 15 minutes

Coriander Seed 7.20 grams, Spice, 10 min
Ginger 2.40 grams, Spice, 10 min
Paradise 2.40 grams, Spice, 10 min

Recipe is from a Belgian who supposedly knew the brewmaster at Huyghe.

10 min @ 125F mash-in, 45 min @ 144F, 30 min @ 158F, 172F mashout. I'm frankly skeptical of the effectiveness of this mash schedule, but hey, it's how Huyghe does it, I'm told. 90 minute boil. 7 day ferment (pitch both yeasts), starting at 67F and allowed to rise as yeast desired. 14 day lager at 30F, followed by a 21 day warm bottle condition at 76F.

eschatz 04-07-2009 06:59 PM

So have you brewed this?

jkarp 04-07-2009 08:40 PM


Originally Posted by eschatz (Post 1246033)
So have you brewed this?

Yes. 2nd batch warm conditioning now which I'll be submitting for my LHBS annual competition in a month.

IrregularPulse 04-07-2009 08:43 PM

How does it compare and do you have one for NOEL? I enjoy this much more than Tremens.

jkarp 04-07-2009 09:06 PM


Originally Posted by IrregularPulse (Post 1246320)
How does it compare and do you have one for NOEL? I enjoy this much more than Tremens.

Spice and color are dead-on. In my first brewing back in the fall, fermentation topped out at 74 so it didn't attenuate as well as I'd have liked. FG was 1.010 on that batch. I wrapped the fermenter in a blanket after 48 hours this time and it hit 82. FG was 1.006.

Sorry, I've never been in Belgium during the holidays so I haven't had a Noel. My bud in A'dam tells me it's a split between Tremens and Nocturnum. I'm not a big fan of Nocturnum.

IrregularPulse 04-08-2009 12:39 PM

I've had Nocturnum but don't recall the flavor. I just know I like the Noel. I can find it in southern OH, just had a bottle 2 weekends ago in Athens OH, surely you can find it in Colorado!

jkarp 04-08-2009 02:51 PM

Well, it's seasonal. Huyghe only brews it during the holidays. I could probably special order through my liquor store...

IrregularPulse 04-09-2009 12:47 PM

I understand it's seasonal, I guess it's probably because I live in a very non-beer savvy area so the bottles just stay available longer after the season.

electric_beer 04-30-2009 09:29 PM

You can find Noel at BevMo. Its actually a pretty good beer. Not too strong tasting considering how potent it is.

BrewMunster 05-03-2009 05:43 PM

You didn't list the yeast. Did you use a Wlp570 maybe? Just want to know so i can make

it soon, I love that beer.

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