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Old 05-13-2012, 01:41 AM   #1
rinhaak
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Anyone ever try to brew a low alcohol Belgian Dark Ale? Something in the 4-5.5% range. I've been focussing on brewing session ales, and I'd love to see if a lower ABV Belgian Dark is possible.

 
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:45 AM   #2
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Sounds like a great idea. I have no idea of a recipe but I don't see why it could not be done.

 
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:17 PM   #3
rinhaak
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Time to start brainstorming...

 
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:31 PM   #4
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/belgian-stout-326225/

I put the recipe up for review then i brewed it as follows, if you want something more sessionable subtract some base malt and some roasted malts.

only been a week in the fermenter but all is going well and the smell is amazing.

 
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:39 PM   #5
rinhaak
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/belgian-stout-326225/

I put the recipe up for review then i brewed it as follows, if you want something more sessionable subtract some base malt and some roasted malts.

only been a week in the fermenter but all is going well and the smell is amazing.
What was your OG and target FG?

 
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:32 AM   #6
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What was your OG and target FG?
I got 1.065 and its still fermenting, i'll be happy if it goes down to 1.012 but it is an attenuative yeast so should drop lower than that.

 
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