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Old 06-19-2011, 01:08 AM   #1
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I had it for the first time this weekend in Manhattan. I liked it a lot. Post your thoughts on a possible clone as well as how you feel about it.


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Old 06-19-2011, 02:04 AM   #2
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Don't have a clone, but I did have some in Belgium (in the appropriate glass of course!)



 
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Old 06-19-2011, 04:25 AM   #3
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How would you describe this beer if you don't mind.

I'll admit, I've never tried it because it gets poort reviews
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:37 AM   #4
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I would say it has a characteristic Belgian flavor and is on the malty side. If you've ever had Goose Island's Pere Jacque, its similar to that.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:55 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by JoeBuch
How would you describe this beer if you don't mind.

I'll admit, I've never tried it because it gets poort reviews
I'm not sure what reviews you have been reading, this is one of the best beers in the world

 
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:32 AM   #6
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Yeah, I like Kwak a lot too. Was just wondering if there was a clone recipe out there.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:17 AM   #7
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I haven't tried it yet but will do next month.


Batch size 5 gallons
Boil size 6.47 gallons
Boil time 90 minutes
Grain weight 15.47 pounds
Efficiency 75%
Original gravity 1.084
Final gravity 1.021
Alcohol (by volume) 8.3%
Bitterness (IBU) 22
Color (SRM) 11.8L
Yeast 3 liquid packs Wyeast ****1762 Belgian Abby Ale II

Grains/Extracts/Sugars 15.47 pounds
Pilsen ****36ppg, 1L 11.73 pounds ****75.9%
Dry Candi - Clear ****32ppg, L 1.6 pounds ****10.3%
Munich (Light) ****34ppg, 10L 1.6 pounds ****10.3%
Special B ****30ppg, 140L 0.53 pounds ****3.4%

Mash
45 minutes, 8.4 gallons Strike ****Target 158F
5.2 gallons 170F 45 minutes (+0)
Sparge
3.2 gallons 172F

Boil
90 minutes, 6.47 gallons

Challenger hops ****8%, Whole 0.8 ounces 60 minutes
Goldings (Styrian) hops ****5%, Whole 1.07 ounces 15 minutes
Challenger hops ****8%, Whole 0.27 ounces 3 minutes (+57)
Saaz hops ****4%, Whole 0.27 ounces 3 minutes (+57)

Ferment
14 days @ 65-75F
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:54 AM   #8
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A well-known more strong Belgian ale with and amusing name and also this comes in a filtered bottle. It pours with a best head that lasts well, and most gives off an aroma reminiscent of a wheat beer such as bubblegum, vanilla, cloves - with a touch of spirit and possibly quinine.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:06 AM   #9
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I haven't tried it yet but will do next month.


Batch size 5 gallons
Boil size 6.47 gallons
Boil time 90 minutes
Grain weight 15.47 pounds
Efficiency 75%
Original gravity 1.084
Final gravity 1.021
Alcohol (by volume) 8.3%
Bitterness (IBU) 22
Color (SRM) 11.8L
Yeast 3 liquid packs Wyeast ****1762 Belgian Abby Ale II

Grains/Extracts/Sugars 15.47 pounds
Pilsen ****36ppg, 1L 11.73 pounds ****75.9%
Dry Candi - Clear ****32ppg, L 1.6 pounds ****10.3%
Munich (Light) ****34ppg, 10L 1.6 pounds ****10.3%
Special B ****30ppg, 140L 0.53 pounds ****3.4%

Mash
45 minutes, 8.4 gallons Strike ****Target 158F
5.2 gallons 170F 45 minutes (+0)
Sparge
3.2 gallons 172F

Boil
90 minutes, 6.47 gallons

Challenger hops ****8%, Whole 0.8 ounces 60 minutes
Goldings (Styrian) hops ****5%, Whole 1.07 ounces 15 minutes
Challenger hops ****8%, Whole 0.27 ounces 3 minutes (+57)
Saaz hops ****4%, Whole 0.27 ounces 3 minutes (+57)

Ferment
14 days @ 65-75F
I won a gold medal with this recipe in the Irish national hombrewing club competition. The beer score 43. Don't have the taste notes yet.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:39 AM   #10
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I'm not sure that I understand the recipe- you mash with 8.4 gallons of water, then drain the MT add 5.2 gallons for 45 minutes at 170 then use another 3.2 gallons? 16.8 gallons total water used before boil seems a lot! Also, 3 packs of Wyeast seems like overkill is it necessary?

Congrats on the medal though that's awesome


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