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Old 01-07-2011, 05:16 AM   #1
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This 8% ABV Chimay clone is light with champaign like effervescence.

This recipe is primarily Pilsner and sugar. And, the yeast gives that familiar Chimay White character. There is some Munich, but only a little for added character. It has a slight peppery and bitter orange character from the yeast. Kind of like a spiced Saison. The taste is pretty damn close, but the only thiing I can't get on this is the aroma. If anyone has suggestions, please post.

Chimay White Clone
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Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 6.50 Wort Size (Gal): 6.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 17.29
Anticipated OG: 1.075 Plato: 18.19
Anticipated SRM: 4.3
Anticipated IBU: 25.6
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts
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Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 7.65 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.064 SG 15.61 Plato

Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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85.3 14.75 lbs. Pilsener Belgium 1.037 2
11.6 2.00 lbs. Table Sugar (clear) Generic 1.046 1
3.1 0.54 lbs. Munich Malt(2-row) German 1.035 6

Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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0.81 oz. Goldings - E.K. Whole 5.00 12.4 60 min.
0.81 oz. Hallertau Hersbrucker Whole 5.30 13.2 60 min.


Extras

Amount Name Type Time
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0.19 Oz Irish Moss Fining 20 Min.(boil)


Yeast
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White Labs WLP550 Belgian Ale


Water Profile
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Profile: Filtered

pH: 5.3


Mash Schedule
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Mash Type: Single Step

Grain Lbs: 15.29
Water Qts: 23.84 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 5.96 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.56 - Before Additional Infusions

Mash-out Rest Temp : 149 Time: 60
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 30

Fermentation
Ferment at 65.



 
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:28 AM   #2
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Chimay White Clone
A ProMash Recipe Report

Recipe Specifics
----------------
Batch Size (Gal): 6.50 Wort Size (Gal): 6.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 17.29
Anticipated OG: 1.075 Plato: 18.19
Anticipated SRM: 4.3
Anticipated IBU: 25.6
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts
----------------
Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 7.65 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.064 SG 15.61 Plato

Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
--------------------------------------------------------------------
85.3 14.75 lbs. Pilsener Belgium 1.037 2
11.6 2.00 lbs. Table Sugar (clear) Generic 1.046 1
3.1 0.54 lbs. Munich Malt(2-row) German 1.035 6

Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
0.80 oz. Goldings - E.K. Whole 5.00 12.4 60 min.
0.80 oz. Hallertau Hersbrucker Whole 5.30 13.2 60 min.


Extras

Amount Name Type Time
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
0.19 Oz Irish Moss Fining 20 Min.(boil)


Yeast
-----
White Labs WLP550 Belgian Ale

Water Profile
-------------
Profile: Filtered
pH: 5.3

Mash Schedule
-------------
Mash Type: Single Step
Grain Lbs: 15.29
Water Qts: 23.84 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 5.96 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.56 - Before Additional Infusions

Mash-out Rest Temp : 154 Time: 60
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 30

Fermentation
Ferment at 65.



 
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:48 AM   #3
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Have you given it a try yet?

 
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:52 AM   #4
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I've made this several times to zone in on the character of Chimay. Some have said this is "spot on." This is one of my favorites and typically in my kegorator.

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Old 01-07-2011, 12:31 PM   #5
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Did you bottle it, or keg it?

 
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:03 PM   #6
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I keg everything, but bottle a half a dozen for competitions. Haven't entered this one yet because it is drank up before a next batch is brewed, including the botttles. Haha, maybe this will be the year.

 
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:17 PM   #7
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Nice.

 
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:50 AM   #8
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There seems to be as many Chimay white recipes as there are brewers. This makes finding the definitive version of the this beer a bit difficult. However, there are a couple of things that could get you closer.

First of all, the chimay yeast strain is WLP500 or Wyeast 1214. That yeast should get you the right ester profile as it is the strain the Chimay monks use.

Second, I sat down with a 750ml bottle of chimay white before I came up with recipe and tasted as best I could. And one thing I detected was a significant hop presence, both bitterness and aroma wise. I couldn't quite figure out what type of hop they used for bittering, but there was certainly quite a bit of german noble hop character in the nose. So I would suggest you try adding a flameout addition of your German hop of choice. You're already using hallertauer hops so I'd just go with that.
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:49 AM   #9
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I couldn't quite figure out what type of hop they used for bittering, but there was certainly quite a bit of german noble hop character in the nose.
Amazingly enough, they use (extracts of) cluster, galena, and/or nugget. This is from BLAM. The Hallertau for flavoring is spot on.

Several things could go wrong to influence the aroma. The right bittering hops and yeast come first to mind, but the water profile, fermentation temp, and many other factors could have an affect as well. Shoot for a soft water relatively high in bicarbonates. Pitch yeast at 68F and let it self rise to 82F, ut try to keep it from getting higher than that. Good luck!
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:52 PM   #10
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If all your looking for in WLP 500 is ester quality, you missed the point of using the 550 strain. The 550 gives off Saison type characteristics that you find in Chimay White as well as esters.



 
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