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238 calories
Method: All Grain
Style: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.25 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 6.25 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.059 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 64.5% (brew house)
Source: tjpearsall

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Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
13 lbBelgian - Pale Ale13 lb Pale Ale383.484%
1 lbBelgian - Biscuit1 lb Biscuit35236.5%
8 ozBelgian - Special B8 oz Special B341153.2%
8 ozAmerican - Caramel / Crystal 120L8 oz Caramel / Crystal 120L331203.2%
3.5 ozBrown Sugar3.5 oz Brown Sugar - (late addition)45151.4%
4 ozAmerican - Carapils (Dextrine Malt)4 oz Carapils (Dextrine Malt)331.81.6%
15.47 lb Total      
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU
0.5 ozColumbus0.5 oz Columbus HopsPellet15.6Boil60 min26.06
0.45 ozFuggles0.45 oz Fuggles HopsPellet3.6Boil10 min1.96
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
5 galTemperature152 F70 min
4.25 galSparge165 F--
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.25 qt/lb
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Type Use Time
0.25 qtPrunes0.25 qt PrunesOtherPrimary3 days
0.25 qtRaisins0.25 qt RaisinsOtherPrimary3 days
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
65 - 75 °F
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
1.0 (M cells / ml / ° P)
348 B cells required
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Target Water Profile: 17063
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
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Wort SG 1.0655 = 73% efficiency (adjusted efficiency to 65% to match OG.

Added brown sugar in at 10min with 2nd hop addition.

Will chop up 1/2c each of raisins/prunes, simmer in reserved wort, cool, and add reduction/fruit in hop bag to primary. Sugar from fruit will raise final ABV
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0 Days - OG 1.072
3 Days - SG 1.038 (added raisins/prunes)
7 Days - SG 1.037 Not tasting special. Hoping flavors develop soon.
11 Days - SG 1.036 Tasting better but meh. Soaking 4 cinnamon sticks in vodka for a day to add to fermenter tomorrow. Hoping for cinnamon raisin bread.
12 Days - moved downstairs to cold crash for a couple days at 55°.
14 Days - SG 1.037 Tastes decent. Very little cinnamon. Excited to see how it develops with time. Moved upstairs and added gelatin. Will keg tomorrow.
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Last Updated: 2018-12-15 16:03 UTC
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