For my second brew I went to the store with the intentions of doing this but ended up with something, eh... different.
Since I'm not fancy enough to do the all grain version yet I tried to do extract version, but the LHBS didn't have any pale malt, so I did:
3# Briess Pilsner DME
4# Briess Bavarian LME.
Then I thought to myself: "Those extracts sound totally wrong and unBelgian." So I got some:
Belgian rock candy (only used about .5# after picking out the darkest bits of candy. I wanted to keep it as light as possible. Yes I know. I'm an impulsive buyer. Sue me.)
I also put in 1oz of sweet orange peel.
I steeped 1# flaked wheat, then threw in the 1.2oz of Williamette at boil (1.2 oz because their Williamette had a different alpha acid listed. I imagine they do this so they can charge you more per recipe. Like selling packs of 10 hotdogs and packs of 8 buns.). Then I put the orange peel in for the last 20 minutes. Anyways they didn't have WLP400 so they sold me Wyeast 3844. He said it was "equivalent". Whatever that means. So after a very smooth boil, and chilling the wort pretty quickly in this arctic weather we're having I siphoned the stuff into the fermenter. While cutting open the yeast packet my dog decided to take a few licks outta the bucket. I hear dogs have more sanitary mouths than humans for what that's worth. He also eats poop off the ground so... Yeah.
I have no idea how this will turn out, but that's the fun. And if it turns out to be crap, the SWMBO WILL drink it because it was her damn idea! Belgian Blondes are her favorite style, well... because she IS a Belgian Blonde
. If it turns out well I intend to name it "Evil Charlie's Dog Drool". If it's bad I'll call it "SWMBO Slayer" for a different reason than the original