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    Sweetening Belgian Quad

    I THINK i executed well on this current one - i broke my hydrometer pulling it off the shelf, so i dont know what i hit with OG. Gonna have to go with the good'ole poor decisionometer to measure final abv.
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    Sweetening Belgian Quad

    Motorneuron- i mashed low to max fermentables and try to hit 9+% abv. My last couple brews have been more difficult ones (trippels, quads), and i am consistently falling short on OG (which is such a heartbreaker). If i mash higher and decrease sugar, how do i keep up my OG/eventual abv? I...
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    Sweetening Belgian Quad

    Belgian abbey yeast ale-wy-1762, mashed at 150, fermenting at 65degs.
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    Sweetening Belgian Quad

    Thanks again, Ron. I know significant aging is going to do a lot of good for this beer, but it is not going to sweeten it. Are you recommending i let it be what it is rather than "artificially" sweetening it? If i tried to sweeten a bit of it (maybe a couple champagne bottles), do you have a...
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    Sweetening Belgian Quad

    Thanks, Ron. I plan on aging 3 months before cracking any full pints, and initially wanted to bottle (so i could hide it from myself/friends), but decided if i keg and need to add non-fermentables i can play w it as it ages. Recipe: Maris otter (14 lb) Dark Munich (1 lb) Belgian dark candy...
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    Sweetening Belgian Quad

    My last triple, and current quad (14 in the primar, 16 in the second so far) are not achieving the slight residual sweetness i love in a lot of belgian strongs, and was hoping for in this recipe (think Gulden Draak 9000 Quad). any tips on non-fermentable sugars i can add when kegging which...
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    Autumn Seasonal Beer Imperial Pumpkin Pie Ale

    looks beautiful. no pumpkin in the recipe? also, ive never spiced my brew - im in a rush to get something on tap by Thanksgiving, so whatever i brew this weekend will be force carbonated and drank in about 32 days start-to-finish... anyone have an opinion on what lack of conditioning might do?!?
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    BrewHardware Giveaway!

    Daddy needs a new... hop scale!
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