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Forum: Belgian and French Ale 05-03-2013, 02:08 PM
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Posted By usurpers26
Yeast calcs were done via Mr Malty :mug:

Yeast calcs were done via Mr Malty :mug:
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 04-30-2013, 03:17 PM
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Posted By usurpers26
Yeah we have brewed this a ton of times now...and...

Yeah we have brewed this a ton of times now...and honestly I have no idea why our initial recipe had such a piss poor BHE...

We have it dialed in to hit a 70OG on the same grain bill (percentage...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 04-05-2013, 01:46 PM
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Posted By usurpers26
Just tape probe to fermenter and you are golden,...

Just tape probe to fermenter and you are golden, we use reflectix, a little patch just enough to cover the probe...

whoops, totally missed the post above that answered your question :)
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 03-07-2013, 03:09 PM
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Posted By usurpers26
There was no perceptible difference in either. ...

There was no perceptible difference in either. The 3711 along with Rye just gives it that perfect smooth, silky-ness...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 03-07-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 321
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Posted By usurpers26
Yeah the initial recipe we posted was with a...

Yeah the initial recipe we posted was with a somewhat poor BHE - I would have to check my notes. We have it dialed in to consistently hit 1.070 now with the same grain bill. There is absolutely no...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 03-07-2013, 01:14 PM
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Posted By usurpers26
Same as my last reply. Let us know how it turns...

Same as my last reply. Let us know how it turns out!
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 03-07-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 321
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Posted By usurpers26
Just so you know, you will have a totally...

Just so you know, you will have a totally different beer! Albeit, most likely just as tasty.

Our recipe revolves around the 3711, that is the magic :)
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 03-07-2013, 01:12 PM
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Posted By usurpers26
Absolutely :mug:

Absolutely :mug:
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 03-07-2013, 01:11 PM
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Posted By usurpers26
You could always run the numbers and see how much...

You could always run the numbers and see how much that would up your OG.

We add the sugar during the boil as we feel it gives it a slightly extra layer of flavor, or probably better to say...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 11-30-2012, 04:17 PM
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Posted By usurpers26
You will be absolutely fine. We have adjusted...

You will be absolutely fine. We have adjusted our recipe/dialed in our BHE to a consistent 70OG with this beer now (at 8.6% ABV :) ) and it is just as fabulous.
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 10-01-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 321
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Posted By usurpers26
Honestly, I wouldn't be the least bit concerned. ...

Honestly, I wouldn't be the least bit concerned. The only difference will be the color and to be honest with ya when we first came up with the recipe we were shooting for a saison that was a little...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 09-30-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 321
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Posted By usurpers26
Even though it is well over a year since I posted...

Even though it is well over a year since I posted this recipe, I have to edit the original post.

There were a few questions early on about the candi sugar and the color being SO dark... Yeah I...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 08-29-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 321
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Posted By usurpers26
Yep, the rye as well as the 3711 give it a...

Yep, the rye as well as the 3711 give it a perfect mouthfeel. The 3711 really adds a nice smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel :mug:
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 07-16-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 321
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Posted By usurpers26
Yeah, Saisons are not high in IBUs whatsoever. ...

Yeah, Saisons are not high in IBUs whatsoever. Having said that, there is no reason you couldnt go crazy and dry-hop; it's just that the focus is usually on the yeast character.

Look at...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 04-24-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 105,970
Posted By usurpers26
Sorry for late reply... I can't speak to the...

Sorry for late reply...

I can't speak to the extract conversion...but Oberon is a pale wheat ale (I think, only have had it when traveling). The recipe revolves around the WY3711, so I would not...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 04-24-2012, 01:35 PM
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Posted By usurpers26
We used rock...think we got it from William's...

We used rock...think we got it from William's Brewing.
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 04-03-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 321
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Posted By usurpers26
Glad all of you are still enjoying it :) We...

Glad all of you are still enjoying it :)

We have a 1bbl batch of this coming up soon on our brew calendar, right after our Imperial Oktoberfest is done :mug:
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 01-18-2012, 12:55 PM
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Posted By usurpers26
The main reason we went with 3711 is because you...

The main reason we went with 3711 is because you don't have to get outrageously warm with the ferm temps. Wyeast lists that range at 65-77 but I can't say that I remember any bubblegum esters. But...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 12-19-2011, 01:07 PM
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Posted By usurpers26
Hey all, we did a "sister" recipe to this one...

Hey all, we did a "sister" recipe to this one that turned out awesome as well. Don't know if it would win BoS or anything but if anyone is interested...

Wheat Saison fermented with apple...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 10-27-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 321
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Posted By usurpers26
If you are going to use Brett, let it age for a...

If you are going to use Brett, let it age for a while! Brett can sit around for months before getting to work.
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 09-20-2011, 02:24 PM
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Posted By usurpers26
Exactly. Not trying to pile on whatsoever but...

Exactly. Not trying to pile on whatsoever but any debris (to the extent you have to filter it before it is drinkable) in any beer equals a process/equipment issue.

Have you checked / cleaned the...
Forum: Porter 09-15-2011, 06:17 PM
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Posted By usurpers26
The hops are only meant for balance. They should...

The hops are only meant for balance. They should not be forward whatsoever. The vanilla notes we had in ours came from aging.
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 09-13-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 105,970
Posted By usurpers26
Wow, consider yourself very lucky that you didn't...

Wow, consider yourself very lucky that you didn't get a completely stuck sparge with no hulls!
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 08-24-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 105,970
Posted By usurpers26
A bit off topic - but we used WY3711 for a...

A bit off topic - but we used WY3711 for a different beer (an apple-wheat saison) and we just pitched another beer (a really hoppy, roasty black ale) on top of the cake last weekend. Both beers had...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 08-22-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 105,970
Posted By usurpers26
I think you will be hard pressed to taste any...

I think you will be hard pressed to taste any difference in this beer with regards to using German vs Belgian Pils.
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