So, I've got a few brews under my belt and would like to make my own recipe now. I just want to run it past people with lots of experience before I order it all.
It's going to be a Belgium Dubble
.25 Lb Cara-Pils
.25 Lb Caravienne Malt
.25 Lb Special B Malt
8 Lb liquid pale malt extract
1 Lb Amber candi sugar (home made)
.5 oz Saaz 60 Min
.5 oz Styrian Goldings 60 Min
.5 oz Styrian Goldings 15 Min
.5 oz Saaz 5 Min
White Labs WLP500 Trappist Ale Yeast.
OG should be 1.065
IBU of 20.8
So, if anyone has some pointers on how to make it good, I would appreciate it. The only thing that is set in stone is the yeast, which I already have.
By the way, I'm planning ahead and thinking of making a crazy hybrid style after this beer on the yeast cake. A Smoked Belgium Stout/Porter. Does that sound like it would work?
Thanks, you are all a great help.