Belgian Dark Strong Ale The Pious - Westvleteren 12 style quad - multiple - Page 54 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > Homebrew Ale Recipes > Belgian Dark Strong Ale The Pious - Westvleteren 12 style quad - multiple

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-20-2012, 11:58 PM   #531
Layne
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Gonzales, Louisiana
Posts: 964
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts


Cool. Thanks!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2012, 12:33 AM   #532
DeliriumTrigger
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Portland, OR
Posts: 26
Liked 4 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by bajabrewer7 View Post
How about I lower the grain bill to end up with ~7.5 abv? would that help to have it "ready" in a couple of months?
Yes, but it won't be nearly the same beer.
__________________
Painkeep Brewing - PDX
Primaries - Massive Imperial Stout - Imperial CDA
Kegs - Sorachi Ace Saison - Galaxy/Golden Promise SMaSH
Next Up - Belgian Quad -- Pilsweizen -- Lemonparty -- Tokyo Clone --
Brewed This Year (Among 'Brewery' Group): 30gal

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2012, 12:44 AM   #533
Layne
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Gonzales, Louisiana
Posts: 964
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts


Make the original. It will be good then.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2012, 01:38 AM   #534
mightynintendo
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
mightynintendo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Raleigh, NC
Posts: 2,710
Liked 134 Times on 105 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by bajabrewer7 View Post
How about I lower the grain bill to end up with ~7.5 abv? would that help to have it "ready" in a couple of months?
Well it wouldn't be the same beer then. That's like looking at a recipe for spaghetti and saying "how about I use alfredo sauce instead of marinara?" Not really spaghetti anymore is it?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 02:34 AM   #535
Layne
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Gonzales, Louisiana
Posts: 964
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts


Brewed mine today.
Beersmith showed me an OG of 1.088 ended up 1.080
Here's the pic of my syrup from boiled down first runnings.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 03:05 AM   #536
Layne
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Gonzales, Louisiana
Posts: 964
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts


Five hours after pitching! WOW!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 05:29 PM   #537
Layne
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Gonzales, Louisiana
Posts: 964
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts


Pitched at 67 degrees. 16 hours later, 77 degrees free rise

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 08:03 PM   #538
bajabrewer7
Recipes 
 
May 2011
san diego, CA
Posts: 84

So I brewed my interpretation on this yesterday. Used 11 pounds instead of 13.5, couldn't find dark candi sugar so I had to go with clear. Caramelized the first .75 runnings. Ended up with 1.072 gravity and 5.8 gallons into the fermenter. I must have done something wrong as the hydro sample tasted a bit bitter... Perhaps I burnt the first running, although the caramel it created didn't have this taste, I boiled for nearly 90 minutes. I was careful of the mash temperatures but perhaps I somehow released tannins from the grain, I don't 'know.. It's fermenting as I write this so I'll give it a chance to do its thing and we'll see what comes out.. Anybody else have this problem?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 08:07 PM   #539
Layne
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Gonzales, Louisiana
Posts: 964
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts


Never judge a beer on the hydro sample taste. Your yeasties haven't done thier thing yet. They do some amazing things.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 08:36 PM   #540
smokinghole
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
smokinghole's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Lucid Dream Land
Posts: 2,915
Liked 131 Times on 107 Posts


I tend to always get a bit of bitterness in hydro samples. You have every bit of hop acid there in the beer and most of it is floating on the surface. There is no alcohol present for the solvent action to in a sense dissolve it into solution as well. Also the CO2 produced from fermentation will drive off some hop compounds. You beer just has not been scrubbed by the fermenting yeast yet.
__________________
Going through life is hard.
Going through life stupid is harder.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Belgian Dark Strong Ale Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner CSI Homebrew Ale Recipes 888 09-26-2016 05:07 PM
Westvleteren XII recipe (clone) - AAA Westvleteren 12 (D-180 variation) Burgermeister Recipes/Ingredients 3 06-04-2015 01:49 AM
Belgian Quad (Chimay Blue Style) Manzier Recipes/Ingredients 5 02-12-2014 11:53 PM
Planning my first AG. Belgian quad style beerlover89 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11 03-05-2013 06:29 PM
Multiple Burners Multiple Tanks oakbarn Equipment/Sanitation 1 08-28-2012 03:03 PM


Forum Jump