Originally Posted by kingwood-kid
If I were designing the beer from the ground up, I'd leave the C-10 out. But if you mash on the low side, I don't see any problem with it. That yeast should get it pretty dry, and the biscuit/victory should help it taste a little dry too. Maybe go 30-35 IBUs if you think it'll be a problem. Never had Leffe, but I've brewed something similar to this recipe outline, and loved it. Maybe I should make more...
Thanks for the input. I was planning on a low mash temp to maintain as dry a finish as possible and your IBU suggestion is right where I plan to be. I know this wont make a leffe clone, but it will be a belgian style ale of a similar type and I am fine with that.
My initial plan (I put together my own recipe at the last minute while ordering) was to bitter with an oz of magnum, add 3oz of Columbus at 15, 10 and 5 minutes and then dry hop with another oz of Columbus and end up with a very hoppy ipa type beer. Upon re-reading what I ordered I thought a belgian ale made more sense.
I am just starting to make m own recipes and for some unknown reason I keep feeling the need to mix ingredients that usually don't go together.