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Old 06-15-2012, 08:27 PM   #201
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It should be interesting. There will be 2 Belgians, 2-3 homebrewers, quite a few craft beer drinkers, and quite a few bmc drinkers. I'm hoping to win them all over with this beer .

Ill report back tomorrow sometime.
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:12 PM   #202
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Omg I have not read all of the pages and comments but have to say that is one of the BEST legal disclaimers ever! Oh and thanks for the recipe I'm going to read the comments and possibly tackle this soon.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:46 AM   #203
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Alright well despite it getting hazy due to having to move it to the location it tasted awesome! It only bothered me and I'm the only one who knew because we were drinking out of solo cups haha. It was crystal clear before I moved it though.

The Belgians raved about it and I even had the bmc crowd asking me why the heck I wasn't selling it. A couple people actually hunted me down and grilled me, asking if I really brewed it hahaha. They said "this doesn't taste like homebrew man....this is a serious craft beer!" Not a single person didn't like it or didn't go back for more....annnd more .

So I think it's safe to say it was well received! Props to you sir on a great recipe!
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:39 PM   #204
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Alright well despite it getting hazy due to having to move it to the location it tasted awesome! It only bothered me and I'm the only one who knew because we were drinking out of solo cups haha. It was crystal clear before I moved it though.

The Belgians raved about it and I even had the bmc crowd asking me why the heck I wasn't selling it. A couple people actually hunted me down and grilled me, asking if I really brewed it hahaha. They said "this doesn't taste like homebrew man....this is a serious craft beer!" Not a single person didn't like it or didn't go back for more....annnd more .

So I think it's safe to say it was well received! Props to you sir on a great recipe!
Awesome report, man. Very cool that the Belgians enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:13 AM   #205
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Ladies and gentlemen, the day has arrived.

Tonight, I cracked open another bottle of this batch, and all I can say is - WOW!

The harshness, the funkiness are gone. The spiciness is a little more subdued; suddenly, the sweetness and fruitiness are very much evident... but the finish is slightly dry, which really makes you want to take another sip.

It is amazing how this beer has dramatically changed while aging. I have to wonder why there is a contingent on this forum who rolls their eyes at those who advocate patience and aging.

It may be ever so slightly different from the commercial beer, but that is not a bad thing by any stretch - this is definitely an excellent beer. It is time to label and start sharing.

I am so proud of how this has turned out, and am very appreciative to Revvy for researching this and then being kind enough to share this recipe. I will definitely keep this quality beer on hand.

If you care to read, I compiled my tasting notes on my blog.
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What's this? (Hint: The answer is not a retired safety bollard from The Hellen Keller School of Driving)

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Got cocky and failed to consider the combined impact of a new strike water thermometer and thermal mass of extra grain/water of 10g. This batch sat at 163 for 30 mins.... hope I don't need a fork to rack it over in a month!
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I'm finally going to get around to brewing this as soon as it friggin cools OFF here in the midwest (the thought of standing over an open kettle in 91 degree heat sorta freaks me out).

Anyone try this with the Wyeast 1388 (Duvel) strain? I'm diggin the Maredsous blond and.. yes I know it wouldn't be Leffe, but I'm just curious if anyone tried Revvy's recipe with other yeast strains? It seems like a solid Belgian blond recipe, with residual sweetness which might lend itself to experimentation with different yeasts.
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I'm finally going to get around to brewing this as soon as it friggin cools OFF here in the midwest (the thought of standing over an open kettle in 91 degree heat sorta freaks me out).

Anyone try this with the Wyeast 1388 (Duvel) strain? I'm diggin the Maredsous blond and.. yes I know it wouldn't be Leffe, but I'm just curious if anyone tried Revvy's recipe with other yeast strains? It seems like a solid Belgian blond recipe, with residual sweetness which might lend itself to experimentation with different yeasts.
It seems like there have been posts about this earlier in the thread - I bet it would lend itself to this well.
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I'm finally going to get around to brewing this as soon as it friggin cools OFF here in the midwest (the thought of standing over an open kettle in 91 degree heat sorta freaks me out).

Anyone try this with the Wyeast 1388 (Duvel) strain? I'm diggin the Maredsous blond and.. yes I know it wouldn't be Leffe, but I'm just curious if anyone tried Revvy's recipe with other yeast strains? It seems like a solid Belgian blond recipe, with residual sweetness which might lend itself to experimentation with different yeasts.
This is a great grain bill so you would probably have success with any Belgian strain. I've done it a handful of times with 3787 westmalle? on the cooler side which adds a slight fruitiness and a bit more wang. The end result isnt a mirror of Leffe but its very good. The wife still prefers 530 @ 66-68 ambient though.
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