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Patirck

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Glendale
Recipe Type
All Grain
Yeast
Wyeast Belgian Abbey Ale 1214
Yeast Starter
1.4L
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter
nope
Batch Size (Gallons)
6
Original Gravity
1.058
Final Gravity
1.005
Boiling Time (Minutes)
150
IBU
20.8
Color
5
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp)
14 days @ 68*
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp)
n/a
Additional Fermentation
n/a
Tasting Notes
Very easy drinking beer - took a while to clear up
malt & fermentables
% LB OZ Malt or Fermentable ppg °L
77% 9 0 Belgian Pils info 37 2
9% 1 0 Belgian Candy Sugar Light info 36 0
6% 0 12 Munich Malt info 37 9
4% 0 8 Flaked Corn (Maize) info 40 1
4% 0 8 Belgian CaraVienne info 34 22
11 12

hops
use time oz variety form aa
boil 60 mins 0.75 Saaz info leaf 6.0
boil 15 mins 0.5 Styrian Goldings info pellet 5.1
boil 5 mins 0.5 Styrian Goldings info pellet 5.1

1 tsp Irish Moss at 15 min

Mash 154* for 60 min

Next time I will probably shorten the boil to 90 min. I am not sure why 150 is called for. I don't know if the long boil contributed much to the flavor.
 

FlemingsFinest

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Just had this beer at House of Brews in Manhattan the other night, loved it! I like the looks of your recipe, I might give this a shot in the near future. The only thing I might change is swapping out the corn for a little Belgian Aromatic. Thanks for sharing!
 
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Patirck

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Thanks! I am about to make this again. The one thing I'll do differently aside from the boil time is allow it a few weeks in the keg before I start drinking it. It got much better with a little time.
 

FlemingsFinest

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good to know. i've only had this beer the one time, but i thought it had a very intriguing pear flavor. did you get any of that in your version?
 
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Not so much pear flavor in my first batch but I think with more appropriate water (I now use the ezcalc spreadsheet) I'll get closer to the original.
 
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