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Old 06-07-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: WLP-500   
Yeast Starter: 1 L   
Batch Size (Gallons): 3.25   
Original Gravity: 1.054   
Final Gravity: 1.012   
IBU: 31.1   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90   
Color: 3.7 srm   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21   
Tasting Notes: The yeast dominates the flavor with some hops in the background.   

3.25 gal BIAB batch with 80% efficiency

6lb Pilsner Malt (Belgian)
18g Tradition(5.8% AA) hops at 60 min
10g Tradition(5.8% AA) hops at 5 min
14g Cluster(7.9% AA) Hops at 5 min

White Labs 500 Trappist Ale Yeast.

Fermented at 67F for 3 week.

The yeast flavor dominates the beer but you still can taste some of the hops and get the bitterness from them.

Sommelsdijk is the town in The Netherlands where my great X3 grandfather was born before he came to America. The town is fairly close to the Belgian border so I can only assume he might have drank something like this ( minus the American hops at the end) had he stayed.


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Old 06-08-2013, 11:44 PM   #2
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A picture of the beer. Carbed to 2.8 volumes.


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Old 10-29-2013, 03:33 AM   #3
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jealous of belgian ancestry haha. im about to make a single too and use similar high carbonation i hope. you added cluster at the end? i've never used it before, but it seems surprising. why?

 
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:36 AM   #4
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Cluster is an old hop native to the US. So I wanted in the end of the hop schedule something American but was possibly what my ancestor would have had in his beer when he came here. I need to make another batch of this since it is as good as it is. Friends who are hop heads enjoy this beer which is surprising since it is not overly hopped.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:35 PM   #5
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What was your mash temp?

 
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:03 AM   #6
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Quote:
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What was your mash temp?
Opps forgot to add that. 152.
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:22 PM   #7
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cool, i've never used cluster before because even though many brewers say it can be good, so many others say it's basically a rotten hop. i've never had the courage to risk a batch on it. what is it like?

 
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:09 AM   #8
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It is definitely not like Cascade. The description of it being spicy fits I think, not the floral some say. To be honest I have never gotten a big hit of it before. Maybe I need to make a pale ale with it.
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:25 AM   #9
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I have recently brewed this beer in 5 gal or so batches. Here is the updated recipe using the hops I had on hand. A very good version that is a bit Americanized with hops along with a new yeast.

Efficiency is set to 78%

8.5lbs Pale malt 2 row ( generic 2 row)
.75oz Cascade at the 60 minute mark (20.6IBU)
1 oz Cluster at 5 minutes ( 6.2 IBU)
.25 oz Cascade at 5 minutes ( 1.4 IBU)

RVA 222 Gnome yeast pitched at ~170 billion cells.

The yeast burned through the sugars in about 4 days. Spicy flavor but not as overwelming as the WLP 500. Very good great on hot summer days or cool fall nights.


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