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    ABOUT ME

  • Junior Partner, Candi Syrup, Inc.
  • Red, A Clockwork Orange
  • BBB, AHA
  • Began brewing in 1994 as a hobby, then as a professional brewer.
  • Chimay Grande Reserve, De Koningshoeven La Trappe Quad,Westvleteren 12 017, Belgian Reserve Dark Lager
  • Baltic Porter, Russian Imperial Stout
  • Male
  • Married
  • Charlotte
  • NC

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  • Posted in thread: The Pious - Westvleteren 12 style quad - multiple on 10-26-2014 at 10:58 PM
    I was thinking that adding a little more biscuit malt to the recipe (up to 10% of the grain
    bill), and/or some Amber and Victory malt, may improve the "malty, bready" taste.As long as
    we're still post...

  • Posted in thread: The Pious - Westvleteren 12 style quad - multiple on 10-26-2014 at 06:56 PM
    Great overview, and I heartily agree. One other aspect of the clone that seems a little sparse
    is an evaluation of the results. A lot of people have made the clone, but very few have come
    back with an...

  • Posted in thread: The Pious - Westvleteren 12 style quad - multiple on 10-26-2014 at 01:10 PM
    The repeating issues that may need to be addressed:1. "Thread is too long and too time
    consuming to read...I just want to brew this thing without reading a book"2. "I read half way
    through and brewed ...

  • Posted in thread: The Pious - Westvleteren 12 style quad - multiple on 10-25-2014 at 09:19 PM
    Just a suggestion; since this thread is an important resource to a whole strata of brewers,
    maybe we can hold out for a week, (until Sat. Nov. 1), to see additional ideas come up for
    distilling this t...

  • Posted in thread: The Pious - Westvleteren 12 style quad - multiple on 10-25-2014 at 01:43 PM
    Bottoms_Up synopsis above is the best I have ever seen on this board. It's a good milestone
    reference point. In the past thread contributors & visitors suggested moving to another thread
    that is conde...

  • Posted in thread: The Pious - Westvleteren 12 style quad - multiple on 10-25-2014 at 10:19 AM
    Bottoms_Up synopsis above is the best I have ever seen on this board. It's a good milestone
    reference point. In the past thread contributors & visitors suggested moving to another thread
    that is conde...

  • Posted in thread: The Pious - Westvleteren 12 style quad - multiple on 10-25-2014 at 10:14 AM
    If I recall correctly, you pull 1qt of thick mash for every pound of grist and boil it for
    about ten minutes. Don't pull too much liquid. The goal is to leave the amalyse in the mash for
    conversion. S...

  • Posted in thread: The Pious - Westvleteren 12 style quad - multiple on 10-24-2014 at 08:24 PM
    Has anyone covered how best to brew the traditional with with single-infusion mashing? I do the
    cooler mash tun thing and generally mash with ~3/5 of my water at my target temp, then i'll add
    add anot...

  • Posted in thread: The Pious - Westvleteren 12 style quad - multiple on 10-24-2014 at 06:01 PM
    At the board advice of SmokingHole a while back we began a series of tests for an oak
    barrel-aged variation of the Westy clone. We're using 5 gallon barrels for small batch testing.
    Since it's barrel-...

  • Posted in thread: The Pious - Westvleteren 12 style quad - multiple on 10-24-2014 at 05:28 PM
    CSI made some great comments post 2153. The one tweak that I like that is not in the original
    recipe is to collect 3/4 gallon of the first runnings and boil it down to syrup. Then add it
    back to the b...

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