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Happiness Factor Holiday Ale

341 calories 34 carbs
Beer Stats
Method: Extract
Style: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 3 gallons
Efficiency: 70% (steeping grains only)
Calories: 341 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 34 g (Per 12oz)
Created Monday April 2nd 2012
1.102
1.025
11.34%
22.35
16.56
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
6 lb Dry Malt Extract - Pilsen6 lb Dry Malt Extract - Pilsen 42 2 36.6%
3.15 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Munich3.15 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Munich 35 8 19.2%
2.5 lb Honey 2.5 lb Honey - (late addition) 42 2 15.2%
4.5 lb Sweet Cherries4.5 lb Sweet Cherries - (late addition) 20 12 27.4%
16.15 lb Total      
Steeping Grains
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
0.25 lb American - Chocolate0.25 lb Chocolate %
 
Hops
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
2 oz saaz2 oz saaz Hops Pellet 3.5 Boil 60 min 21.57 66.7%
1 oz Domestic Hallertau1 oz Domestic Hallertau Hops Pellet 3.9 Boil 2 min 0.78 33.3%
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Type Use Time
1 each Whirfloc Fining Boil 15 min.
0.5 tsp Wyeast Nutrient Other Boil 15 min.
 
Yeast
Wyeast - Trappist High Gravity 3787
Amount:
1
Attenuation (avg):
76%
Flocculation:
Med-High
Optimum Temp:
64 - 78 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
70 °F
Pitch Rate:
1.0 (M cells / ml / ° P) 504 B cells required
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Priming
Amount: 2.2 vol      
 
Notes

My Christmas beer, similar to Troegs Mad Elf

Steep chocolate malt in 1 qt of water in a separate pot for 30 min at 152 degrees F while heating boil water. Strain and sparge with another 1 qt of 150-170 degree water and add to boil water

Late additions at 15 min
I put the whole cherries in the boil. After the wort is cooled I strain the cherries out using a colander while transferring from the kettle to primary.

Need about 450B yeast cells (I often make a Belgian pale ale and pitch on the trub)

1-2 weeks primary
2-4 weeks secondary
Carbonate to 2.2 volumes

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