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Old 01-19-2013, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default Brewers Best - Belgian Golden Ale

Finally bottled this last night - (34) 12 oz. bottles and (4) 1 liter EZ-Caps.
Estimated ABV - 7.5 to 8%
Actual numbers - OG 1.075 - FG 1.009

1 week in primary and 2 weeks in secondary.
Ambient temp for the first week was between 54 and 57.
For the final two weeks it was between 63 and 66.
Every time I took measurements the beer was between 68 and 70 degrees.

It tasted so good when I took the final sample that I actually drank the last pint from the bottling bucket flat. I couldn't be happier.


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Old 01-25-2013, 05:37 AM   #2
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I did my 1 week test just to make sure all was well. This beer is awesome even at one week - as it was good going into the bottle. I don't think it will make it 2 months!!!




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Old 01-25-2013, 04:12 PM   #3
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Nice! Congratulations. Sure wish there was taste-o-networking.
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Kind of like an online Scratch-n-Sniff..

I'd brew this again in a heartbeat.. Really happy with the results.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:10 AM   #5
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Your pictures look great! I brewed this kit on 1/20 and racked on 2/9. The sample I tasted resembles Hoegaarden. Did you get similar results, and how is the taste after bottling/conditioning?
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Brewers Best aka LD Carlson is using the Danstar Belle-Saison yeast currently in their Belgian Golden ale kits.
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I like the BB kits I have done so far. Just put the English Brown Ale into bottles. Enjoy!
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Your pictures look great! I brewed this kit on 1/20 and racked on 2/9. The sample I tasted resembles Hoegaarden. Did you get similar results, and how is the taste after bottling/conditioning?
I guess Hoegaarden would be a good example. It is quite strong with a great hop profile. I still need to list the recipe here.

The fermentation started off so cold by accident really. I just didn't know how cold the location was. Once I moved it the fermentation took off again and then finally settled down. So far there isn't a significant difference in the bottle aged beers versus what it tasted like in the first week... You can tell some minor changes - but they are more like rounding and smoothing of the flavor than drastic changes.

I'll have to sit and really go over one for a tasting profile. For now - I just keep drinking them!! The yeast named a post or two earlier in this thread is the right yeast.. Once I get the recipe up we can dig into it a little more.
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Awesome. Same issue with the fermentation here...took over 48 hours to show any visible signs. My wife kept urging patience, but I was just about to pitch a second batch of yeast when a slight increase in temperature seemed to make it really take off. Three weeks later things settled (SG around 1.0/0.99) and so we racked it. Can't wait to bottle and drink this guy.
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Looks good! I have their belgian strong dark fermenting now.


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