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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner

    I uselly start @68 and keep it there for the first 36/48 hours after kick-off, after day 6 I'am @83ish
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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner

    The Netherlands have a online marketplace there it's cheaper for excample ( if you can read dutch): http://www.marktplaats.nl/a/verzamelen/biermerken/m1129451710-westvleteren-12-sixpacks.html?c=8c285449651fa109c354bbabe740c1b&previousPage=lr&pos=13 and...
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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner

    Cone on the 530 will gladly give you over 80% with this kind of recipe, my second batch I will start with a OG of 1085 then I will end up @ 10,5 alc @ the end. For all of you who dont get over 80% don, t trust pitch calculators
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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner

    In The Netherlands between 5 and 13 euro so I think Mer-man has to look a bit harder:mug:
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    New post a picture of your pint

    My westy-12 clone brewed 04-23-2016 delicious
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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner

    well had another bottle of my brew3 ( brewed @ 04-23-2016 ) and it's a amasing beer best one I ever brewed, mine will enter competition may 2017 when it's 12 monts old:D Will brew another batch end 2016
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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner

    For all off you how brewed this recipe the last month(-s) bottle or cask it and forget about it for at least 6 months it only gets better. Tryed one off mines yesterday and it's getting amazing
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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner

    I managed to store 9 gallon of my Westy12 clone under the floor of our house.:ban:( 2 gallon 0,3cl capped bottles and 7 gallon 0,5ltr fliptops bottles) Thats where it will be the upcoming months, in december I will get some 05,ltr fliptop bottles out for tasting ( on my birthday ) I brewed...
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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner

    With wpl530 or wyeast3787 you need at least 50% off headspace in the first week, or use blowoff ( with the risk off loossing too mucht yeast for good fermentation )
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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner

    Well too keep you all updated, I brewed the 12 recipe as a 8 ( OG1068 ) finished @ 1011 now 2 weeks into the bottle Had a first try today and it's absolutly superb, now I know my 12 will last 12 months before the next taste I have 11 gallons off the 8 to drink first:ban:
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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner

    Hmm I need a lock on my cellardoor:rockin:
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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner

    Off course it will be a good beer, you have made it yourself therefore it's a good beer:mug: It will be dry though but who knows it might be the best beer you have ever tasted:ban: Botteled my westy 8 today @1009 it already tasted perfect:tank:
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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner

    Adjust the amount to meet the IBU points
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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner

    I think 6 months is a nice number to wait, I still have 6 PET bottles for tasting will do 1 every month.:tank:
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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner

    Maybe CSI can explain whats in this stuff (candy syrup) the critters are going mad with this stuff:rockin: I used 530 ( or 3787 ) many times before but everytime I use CS I never see this mad fermantation it's going through the roof:mug: Expect fermentation off this 1068 OG will be done...
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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner

    So I brewed a 11 gallon batch yesterday, decided to clone the westy 8 instead off westy 12 butt still the CSi recipe. The reason I decided for the 8 clone is the ABV, 11,2% against 8% so I can drink more often this amazing recipe:mug: Ended up with 11 gallon @1068 the Wpl 530 was going...
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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner

    I had a bottle last weekend ( I botteled 7 x 0,7 ltr PET for tasting the upcoming months:mug:) I also compare it too ABT12 for I won't pay 12 to 15 dollars for a bottle of beer, mine has more flavor (dark fruits) then ABT 12 also there's a "deeper" longer lasting taste, a bit sharp on the...
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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner

    Bottled my batch yesterday (1092-->1012) will brew another batch in 2 weeks
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    Westvleteren 6 clone ( first try ) delisious
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    Belgian Dark Strong Ale Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner

    Well in my experience your 1 liter starter will be overkrausing within 1 hour. Here's what I always do: When starting to boil I get my slurry out of the cooler. Leave it on the sink, after cooling down the wort I catch 1/2 liter off the cooled down wort. Decant the slurry and add the...
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