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Old 11-21-2009, 03:33 AM   #1
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Brewed my dark Belgian ale over two months ago. A dubbel with some turbinado sugar added at the end of the boil. Initial gravity 1.079. I wanted to make a candi syrup edition before I move to a secondary for the next 6 months. Should I pitch more yeast? The same kind? Safeale 33 Also, do I need to boil the Dark Candi Syrup in water, or can I sanitize the bag and pour it in? Any advice? I wanted to move to secondary at least a few weeks ago, but delivery was way slow on this syrup.


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Old 11-23-2009, 02:18 AM   #2
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Wow, 42 views and no advice yet. Did I ask too many questions?


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Old 11-23-2009, 03:01 AM   #3
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You said sanitize the bag - is this commercial dark candi syrup? When I made my own, the process was bringing sugar / corn syrup to a simmer, so boiling was part of the creation anyway. I would bring the syrup to a simmer to sanitize even if it's commercial, it won't harm the syrup and it buys peace of mind.

However, I would say much higher than 1.080 OG is getting too high for the "style" of Belgian dubbel, you're entering Belgian dark strong ale territory.
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Sanitize the portion of the bag that you cut open. The syrup is sanitary already. Don't add more yeast, should be fine. But, Safale 33 isn't really a Belgian strain - would be interesting to hear how your flavor profile turns out.
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Yah, I know that it will be beyond a dubbel, I guess the words strong dark ale didn't come to mind. I am thinking of gouden carolous and some very strong beers I once had. As far as the yeast, B3 markets this yeast as having the typical Belgian phenolics. I am experimenting with different dried yeasts, as liquid yeast has been temporarily abandoned for various reasons (mostly living in Hawaii). I guess next time I should just get some from a bottle I like and culture it.


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