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Old 11-15-2009, 10:30 PM   #1
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So I made this BIG Belgian with Honey and Cherry juice the other day. The WLP500 Is just beginning to bubble after 3 days of no airlock activity.

Does anyone think that a 5 gallon batch will be ready to drink for Xmas, being this big?

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Old 11-15-2009, 10:54 PM   #2
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I'd be impressed if it's even finished fermenting by Xmas.

Did you make a starter?


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Old 11-15-2009, 11:04 PM   #3
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My RIS @ 1.128 took over three months kegged in Feb 09 just tapped last weekend,it is Awsome...
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:16 PM   #4
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Maybe next christmas it will be starting to be drinkable.
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I'm thinking more around next Christmas. That is so big I hope it doesn't stick on you. I suggest stirring it twice a week to help keep the yeast from floccing out and stalling.
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I'd be impressed if it's even finished fermenting by Xmas.

Did you make a starter?
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I let my 1.132 RIS ferment for almost a month, then kept it in secondary for 2 months more. I bottled it in August, and it's still not ready to drink. I don't really plan on cracking bottles till next summer.
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:16 PM   #7
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Lets see, some answers in no particular order:

1. I didnt make a starter, but this was according to a few threads I read about the yeastie beasties making more esthers this way, and then beginning fermentation. Not too much info, but it did sound interesting!

2. Airlock activity is pretty good at the moment, at least 2 bubbles persecond, but nothing to crazy!

3. The smell is out of this world cherry, with some bubble gum and maybe some banana, I cant tell for sure when I have my nose at the airlock!

Most dissapointing of all, I was pretty sure that it wouldnt be ready for this Xmas, so I guess I'll bottle all of it and leave it for next Xmas!

Anyone have a really cheap source for 750ML belgian style bottles? I guess Ill be needing about 26 of them.

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Old 11-16-2009, 04:25 PM   #8
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If anyone is interesting, here is the BeerSmith report on it!

Mad Elf clone to make for xmas (highly modified)
Belgian Dark Strong Ale


Type: All Grain
Date: 11/11/2009
Batch Size: 5.25 gal
Brewer: Lucas
Boil Size: 7.50 gal Asst Brewer: Andrea
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Turkey Fryer / Igloo cooler (7.5 gallon)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
Taste Notes:

Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
14.00 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 73.68 %
2.00 lb Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 10.53 %
1.00 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 5.26 %
1.00 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] (60 min) Hops 14.2 IBU
0.50 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (10 min) Hops 2.1 IBU
4.00 oz Cherry Extract (primary) Misc
2.00 lb Honey - clover (1.0 SRM) Sugar 10.53 %
5.00 gal San Jose Water
1 Pkgs Trappist Ale (White Labs #WLP500) Yeast-Ale



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.101 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.158 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.023 SG Measured Final Gravity:
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 10.21 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 15.80 %
Bitterness: 16.4 IBU Calories: 798 cal/pint
Est Color: 52.3 SRM Color: Color


Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 17.00 lb
Sparge Water: 4.23 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH

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



Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2) Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 10.2 PSI Carbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 38.0 F Age for: 21.0 days
Storage Temperature: 38.0 F

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Old 11-16-2009, 04:37 PM   #9
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howd you overshooot your gravity by 50 points?
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howd you overshooot your gravity by 50 points?
Smaller final batch size, and I went a bit over with Honey as well! Thats what you get for eyeballing honey additions!

The pre boil SG was also a bit over.

est: 1.057 vs actual of 1.063

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