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lucasszy 12-11-2009 06:10 PM

Slavic Monk
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Recipe: Slavic Monk Strong Dark Belgian Ale
Brewer: Lucas
Asst Brewer:
Style: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.099 SG
Estimated Color: 50.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 13.6 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Amount Item Type % or IBU
14 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 71.79 %
2 lbs Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 10.26 %
1 lbs Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 5.13 %
1.00 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] (90 min) Hops 12.7 IBU
0.50 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (10 min) Hops 1.8 IBU
4.00 oz Cherry Extract (Secondary 14.0 days) Misc
4.00 oz Cherry Extract (Secondary 5.0 weeks) Misc
2 lbs 8.0 oz Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 12.82 %
5.00 gal San Jose Water
1 Pkgs Trappist Ale (White Labs #WLP500) Yeast-Ale

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 17.00 lb
Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
45 min Mash In Add 21.25 qt of water at 163.7 F 152.0 F

This was an attempt to make something similar to the Trader Joes Vintage ales that come out each year.
Tasting this after it sat in secondary for 5 weeks, its an amazing beer. Its going to go into a corn whiskey barrel for aging.

The one problem that was noted is my OG reading of 1.156, which seems too high. Im positive that is what I read when brewing, but may need to brew this again and keep better track of OG.


Suthrncomfrt1884 12-12-2009 04:45 AM

I think your reading was probably off. Even with 100% efficiency, this beer should only top out around 1.130 and we all know 100% efficiency isn't going to happen on a homebrewing setup. I'd be amazed if I ever saw it on a commercial setup.

How did the cherry extract work out for you? In my experience, it's always tasted like cough syrup when using only 3-4oz. I suppose with a higher gravity beer, it might work out differently.

lucasszy 12-25-2009 12:07 AM

This has sat in a texas corn whiskey barrel for almost two weeks.

Going into bottles in the next day or so.



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