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Old 08-04-2010, 03:19 PM   #11
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Wyeast 1388

I love Belgians.

We are on our way to some smokey, spicy barf juice!


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Old 08-05-2010, 04:07 AM   #12
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Hmmm....An interesting mix. Does anyone dare add a yeast strain to close this one out?


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Old 08-05-2010, 11:51 AM   #13
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5 tsp. Spruce extract in boil
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:05 PM   #14
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1lb dark belgian candy sugar to boost gravity.
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:18 PM   #15
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According to my calculations here is how our recipe looks,

8lbs 2 row
2lbs Munich malt
2lbs wheat malt
1lbs peated malt
1lbs bark belgian candy sugar
4oz black patent
5tsp spruce extract

OG 1.072
FG 1.017
SRM 30 dark brown to black
mash eff 75%

IBU 44.8

2 oz armarillo 60 min
2oz argentine cascades flameout

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abv 7.3%
237 calories per 12oz


So it looks like we got a smoky belgian dark ale.

Anyone gonna add anything else, and whos gonna brew it?
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:19 PM   #16
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According to my calculations here is how our recipe looks,

8lbs 2 row
2lbs Munich malt
2lbs wheat malt
1lbs peated malt
1lbs bark belgian candy sugar
4oz black patent
5tsp spruce extract

OG 1.072
FG 1.017
SRM 30 dark brown to black
mash eff 75%

IBU 44.8

2 oz armarillo 60 min
2oz argentine cascades flameout

wyeast 1388
abv 7.3%
237 calories per 12oz


So it looks like we got a smoky belgian dark ale.

Anyone gonna add anything else, and whos gonna brew it?
I plan on brewing this as a 2.5 gallon all-grain batch (I'll adjust the ratios down from the posted recipe). This way, I won't have 5 gallons of crap. If it's great I can always brew more so there will be extra note taking during this brew session.

I believe I will omit the spruce extract. I realize the point of this thread but feel that it was starting to go overboard.

I have many brews scheduled so this may not make it into the fermenter until the end of September but sometime in late October or Early November, Dark Smokey Belgian Frankenbrew it will be!
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:30 PM   #17
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I plan on brewing this as a 2.5 gallon all-grain batch.
Awesome Jenks! You're a better man than I. I would love to taste this, but I just can't bring myself to brew this one. The spruce may give it a nice Christmas taste, but I can see why you would want to leave it out.

Can't wait to hear how it comes out!
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I plan on brewing this as a 2.5 gallon all-grain batch (I'll adjust the ratios down from the posted recipe). This way, I won't have 5 gallons of crap. If it's great I can always brew more so there will be extra note taking during this brew session.

I believe I will omit the spruce extract. I realize the point of this thread but feel that it was starting to go overboard.

I have many brews scheduled so this may not make it into the fermenter until the end of September but sometime in late October or Early November, Dark Smokey Belgian Frankenbrew it will be!
The peated malt is what kind of makes me not want to brew this, i think 1pound will make this thing overboard, i might brew this but probably will cut the peated malt down to like 8 oz. Im thinking of pitching this onto a cake of T58 that i have a wit on. Im thinking probably brewing this up next month.
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Awesome Jenks! You're a better man than I. I would love to taste this, but I just can't bring myself to brew this one. The spruce may give it a nice Christmas taste, but I can see why you would want to leave it out.

Can't wait to hear how it comes out!
Im thinking a 1 gallon batch of this is in order, that way if it sucks its only a few bottles worth rather than a 5 gallon batch.
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Bump, did anyone actually brew this? i talked about doing it and havent really had the time to brew lately. would be interested in results and pics


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