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Old 12-24-2011, 02:21 AM   #1
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Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: WLP530 Abbey Ale   
Yeast Starter: Yes   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.25   
Original Gravity: 1.079   
Final Gravity: 1.019   
IBU: 61.6   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 38.97   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 @ 58F   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 @ 58F   
Tasting Notes: Slight spicy hop flavor with lots o'chocolate   

This is my Xmas 2011 giveaway beer. Drinking one now, so I feel compelled to post. This is good!
  • 14 lbs Belgian Pale
  • 1 lb Chocolate Malt
  • 12 oz Roasted Barley
  • 9 oz Belgian Debittered Black
  • 7 oz Belgian Special B
  • 22 oz Oats Flaked
  • 2 oz Styrian Goldings (Pellets, 6.00 %AA) boiled 60 min.
  • .5 oz Saaz (Pellets, 5.00 %AA) boiled 30 min.
  • .5 oz Saaz (Pellets, 5.00 %AA) boiled 2 min.
  • 7 oz Belgian Chocolate (Cote d'Or Bittersweet Chocolate, one 3.5 oz bar of 86% and one 3.5 oz bar of 70%) chopped and boiled 10 mins.
  • 4 oz Cacao Nibs (bagged and added to secondary for 2 weeks)
  • 1 vial White Labs WLP530 Abbey Ale (big starter)

The juju:


The mess... VIGOROUS primary!


The custom caps from BottleMark:


The finished product:

 
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:43 AM   #2
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This looks good. Any tasting notes?

 
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:58 AM   #3
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how big of a starter did u use? want to brew this next weekend

 
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:06 PM   #4
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I was also thinking of doing a Belgian version of FBS. How did this turn out?

 
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:43 PM   #5
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Been a while, but IIRC, not chocolatey enough. I'd do all the above and then touch it off with some chocolate extract before bottling/kegging. That would add some aroma at the very least. Also maybe some vanilla bean. Since I made this, I learned that a touch of vanilla can really round out chocolate flavors. the beer itself was solid. I still use the base recipe (FBS clone basically, except this subs in Belgian counterparts like Special B for the C120, etc.)

Size of a starter? Big. Or pitch 2 vials. Either way. I probably stepped it up twice if I had time, if that helps. Of course, maybe it was too big since the beer literally 'sploded all over (-:

Cheers!

 
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:43 AM   #6
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Great tips - thanks for replying. I've been watching this thread a while hoping that it produced a good result and it seems like it's worth a shot.
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