Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: Belgian Abbeyll (Wyeast #1762) Yeast Starter: No, I'm lazy and use two packs Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: no Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5 Original Gravity: 1.078 Final Gravity: 1.018 IBU: 26.2 Boiling Time (Minutes): 75 Color: 27.6 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 23 days @ 69-70 Additional Fermentation: Bottle condition for at least two months Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 days @69-70 Tasting Notes: It's everything you would expect from our monk brewing friends... great beer!
10.92 lb Pilsner (2 row) Belgian (2.0 SRM) 70.24%
1.73 lb Caramunich Malt (46.0 SRM) 11.13%
0.58 lb Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) 3.75%
0.58 lb Special B Malt (114.0 SRM) 3.75%
0.23 lb Carafa special dehusked (302.0 SRM) 1.47%
1.50 lb Dark Belgian candy sugar (100 SRM) 9.65 %
1.73 oz Styrian Goldings [4.20%] Boil 60 min
0.75 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [3.50%] Boil 30 min
0.39 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [3.50%] Boil 5 min
0.38 oz coriander seed Boil 5 min (Crush first)
Protein rest Add 12.64 qt water at 156.2F to get 142F for 30min
Saccrification Add 11.23 qt water at 170.2F to get 154F for 60 min
Mash out Add 9.83 qt water at 205.6 to get 168F for 5 min
Begin Vorlauf then drain Mash Tun
Sparge with 0.73 gallons of water at 168F
Carb with 4.83 oz corn sugar
This is the award winning recipe by Hermann Holtrop from a Rochefort 8 clone comp that was held in the Netherlands. I think it's very close to the original Rochefort 8. A little darker then the original, but just as tasty... enjoy! If you can't find Carafa Special, Carafa l (337.0 SRM) will work well but will be a bit darker so scale back a bit.
Port City Brewing Co.