First non kit brew - Corsendonk Christmas ale clone

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As my first non kit brew I am looking at a Partial Mash xmas ale that I would like to model after the Corsendonk Xmas ale ( a family favorite ). Searching the web i found one persons plan to brew a AG clone of this which I have converted to Partial Mash in BrewSmith. My equipment allows for a 5gal Partial Mash using a converted cooler as a MLT. I have made 2 Partials and 2 extracts before this.

I have copied the plan below and welcome any suggestions.

Ingredients

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
3 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 24.2 %
5.8 oz Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM) Grain 2 2.9 %
3.2 oz Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 3 1.6 %
7 lbs 0.1 oz Pilsner Liquid Extract (3.5 SRM) Extract 4 56.4 %
1 lbs 2.1 oz Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 5 9.1 %
11.4 oz Candi Sugar, Dark (275.0 SRM) Sugar 6 5.8 %
1.59 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [4.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 7 11.9 IBUs
0.80 oz Styrian Goldings [5.40 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 8 6.2 IBUs
0.80 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [4.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 9 2.2 IBUs
1.00 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 10.0 mins) Spice 10 -
1.00 oz Orange Peel, Bitter (Boil 10.0 mins) Spice 11 -
2.0 pkg SafBrew Specialty Ale (DCL/Fermentis #T-58) [23.66 ml] Yeast 12 -
 
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Well we just did a side by side taste testing to of my corsendonk clone to a bottle of this years brew.

Color of the clone was a little light.
The clone was maybe a little more of a spice flavor. not quite as smooth.
Carbonation was a little low on the clone also.

with all this said both the original and the clone were much appreciated by all who tried them. i have received multiple request to repeat this next year for Christmas.


below is the beersmith data from my brew.


Corsendonk Xmas Partial Mash

Belgian Specialty Ale (16 E)



Type: Partial Mash
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 2.82 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
End of Boil Vol: 2.60 gal
Final Bottling Vol: 4.60 gal
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage


Date: 30 Sep 2013
Brewer: DeWittDepot
Asst Brewer:
Equipment: Pot ( 3 Gal/11.4 L) - Extract
Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 99.1 %
Taste Rating: 30.0


Taste Notes:



Ingredients


Amt

Name

Type

#

%/IBU

3 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 26.1 %
8.0 oz Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM) Grain 2 4.3 %
8.0 oz Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 3 4.3 %
6 lbs Pilsner Liquid Extract (3.5 SRM) Extract 4 52.2 %
1 lbs Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 5 8.7 %
8.0 oz Candi Sugar, Amber (75.0 SRM) Sugar 6 4.3 %
2.00 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [4.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 7 11.4 IBUs
1.00 oz Styrian Goldings [5.40 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 8 5.9 IBUs
1.00 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [4.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 9 2.1 IBUs
1.00 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 10 -
1.00 oz Orange Peel, Bitter (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 11 -
2.0 pkg SafBrew Specialty Ale (DCL/Fermentis #T-58) [23.66 ml] Yeast 12 -
52.00 Items Bottle Caps (Bottling 1.0 mins) Other 13 -


Gravity, Alcohol Content and Color

Est Original Gravity: 1.076 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.014 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 8.2 %
Bitterness: 19.3 IBUs
Est Color: 16.5 SRM

Measured Original Gravity: 1.046 SG
Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.7 %
Calories: 151.6 kcal/12oz


Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Sparge Water: 2.05 gal
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE


Total Grain Weight: 11 lbs 8.0 oz
Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Mash PH: 5.20

Mash Steps


Name

Description

Step Temperature

Step Time

Mash In Add 5.00 qt of water at 164.7 F 152.0 F 60 min

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (0.64gal, 1.41gal) of 168.0 F water
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).



Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Bottle
Pressure/Weight: 3.61 oz
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 70.0 F
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage


Volumes of CO2: 2.3
Carbonation Used: Bottle with 3.61 oz Corn Sugar
Age for: 30.00 days
Storage Temperature: 65.0 F


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