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MagicLarry 01-24-2010 01:44 PM

Rochefort 8 clone (as close as you can get)!
10.92 lb Pilsner (2 row) Belgian (2.0 SRM) 70.24%
1.73 lb Caramunich Malt (46.0 SRM) 11.13%
0.58 lb Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) 3.75%
0.58 lb Special B Malt (114.0 SRM) 3.75%
0.23 lb Carafa special dehusked (302.0 SRM) 1.47%
1.50 lb Dark Belgian candy sugar (100 SRM) 9.65 %
1.73 oz Styrian Goldings [4.20%] Boil 60 min
0.75 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [3.50%] Boil 30 min
0.39 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [3.50%] Boil 5 min
0.38 oz coriander seed Boil 5 min (Crush first)


Protein rest Add 12.64 qt water at 156.2F to get 142F for 30min
Saccrification Add 11.23 qt water at 170.2F to get 154F for 60 min
Mash out Add 9.83 qt water at 205.6 to get 168F for 5 min
Begin Vorlauf then drain Mash Tun
Sparge with 0.73 gallons of water at 168F

Carb with 4.83 oz corn sugar

This is the award winning recipe by Hermann Holtrop from a Rochefort 8 clone comp that was held in the Netherlands. I think it's very close to the original Rochefort 8. A little darker then the original, but just as tasty... enjoy! If you can't find Carafa Special, Carafa l (337.0 SRM) will work well but will be a bit darker so scale back a bit.

Bernie Brewer 02-20-2010 02:31 PM

Hmmmm now we two of the same recipes in this category. Monk-y-Shines is the same, almost word for word. we must have gotten our recipes from the same source.

MagicLarry 02-23-2010 02:22 AM

I got the recipe from an article Herman Holtrop wrote about the competition. He wrote the recipe metric and I just converted it. As far as the similarities in the recipes... well you must have good taste in beer!

fredthecat 02-23-2010 06:33 AM

YEAH gonna try it

MagicLarry 03-06-2010 03:04 AM


Originally Posted by fredthecat (Post 1902112)
YEAH gonna try it

Let us know how it turns out, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

tronnyjenkins 03-08-2010 09:55 PM

I made an extract version batch, converted from this recipe.
Transferred to secondary Sunday, so I'll keep ya updated as well.

Made my own roasty tasting Belgian Candy.
However, I decreased the Carafa. Mine is a nice clear, but decently dark color.

I haven't even tasted Rochefort 8, but figured if it was an award winning recipe how could you go wrong??

MagicLarry 03-10-2010 02:49 AM

By how much did you decrease the Carafa?

tronnyjenkins 03-10-2010 03:50 AM

I think we ended up using .2lb. The LHBS just recommended barely backing it off.

MagicLarry 03-11-2010 01:48 AM

Cool, hope you enjoy it.

gallagherman 03-11-2010 02:03 AM

I've never used corn. What does it add to the beer?

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