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Sad Elf

363 calories 33.1 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.070 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.109 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 60% (brew house)
Calories: 363 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 33.1 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Tuesday November 17th 2020
1.109
1.022
11.4%
20.9
16.0
5.4
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
15 lb American - Pilsner15 lb Pilsner 37 1.8 55%
3.50 lb Munich3.5 lb Munich 37 6 12.8%
0.75 lb Munich Dark 20L0.75 lb Munich Dark 20L 34 20 2.8%
5 oz American - Caramel / Crystal 80L5 oz Caramel / Crystal 80L 33 80 1.1%
5 oz Belgian - Special B5 oz Special B 34 115 1.1%
2 oz Briess - Organic Chocolate Malt2 oz Organic Chocolate Malt 33.6 350 0.5%
1.25 lb Cane Sugar1.25 lb Cane Sugar - (late boil kettle addition) 46 0 4.6%
0.25 lb Honey0.25 lb Honey - (late boil kettle addition) 35 2 0.9%
1.50 lb Cherry1.5 lb Cherry - (late fermenter addition) 6.3 0 5.5%
1.25 lb Cherry, dark sweet1.25 lb Cherry, dark sweet - (late fermenter addition) 6.4 0 4.6%
2.50 lb Dry Malt Extract - Pilsen2.5 lb Dry Malt Extract - Pilsen - (late boil kettle addition) 42 2 9.2%
0.50 lb German - Acidulated Malt0.5 lb Acidulated Malt 27 3.4 1.8%
27.25 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.50 oz Galena0.5 oz Galena Hops Pellet 13 Boil 60 min 18.76 50%
0.50 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker0.5 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker Hops Pellet 4 Boil 10 min 2.09 50%
1 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
6.5 gal Strike 165 °F 152 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.3 qt/lb
Starting Grain Temp: 65 °F
 
Yeast
Wyeast - Trappist High Gravity 3787
Amount:
2 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
76%
Flocculation:
Med-High
Optimum Temp:
64 - 78 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 187 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
CO2 Level: 3.5 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
RB Henrico County VA (guess)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
20 3 17 11 30 52
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

will be hard to achieve 11% without just slamming it with a ton of extract. which is possible. but expensive. not sure how committed to this beer i am at the moment. would almost rather brew a regular belgian dark strong ale.

added a little more hops and IBUs than byo recipe. just for inventory sake. and brewersfriend saying 20s for belgian dark is fine. byo has it at 13.

the cherry is supposed to be tart cherry purree and the dark sweet cherry should be sweet cherry puree. it will be wildly unclear how much gravity / abv we will get from these. just going off of the brewersfriend estimate.

based on byo article https://byo.com/recipe/troegs-brewing-co-s-mad-elf-clone/

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  • Last Updated: 2020-11-17 17:00 UTC
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