La Chauffe - Comments on Recipe

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Feb 9, 2009
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Hey everyone.

I'm about to try my first "non-kit" brew, and I found this recipe for a clone of one of my favorite beers, La Chauffe. Before diving in, I was hoping that some of you could comment on the recipe, possibly with recommendations or updates that would make it a bit better or higher quality.

1 lb Belgian Caravienne
1 lb Belgian Aromatic
7 lbs light malt extract
1 lb cane sugar
3 lbs corn sugar
.5 lb Dry malt extract
2 oz Styrian Goldings pellets (4.0 AA)
1 oz Saaz pellets (5.0 AA)
¼ oz coriander seeds
¼ oz cumin seeds
1/8 oz caraway seeds
Steep the specialty grains at 150 degrees for 30 minutes. Add the malt extract, sugar, and
Styrian Goldings hops. Boil for 60 minutes. 45 minutes into the boil add the Saaz and whole
1 XL pack Belgian Ardennes, Wyeast 3522.
Primary fermentation 1 month
Secondary fermentation 9 days.