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The Black Belgium

256 calories 21.7 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Belgian Dubbel
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 4 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 4.5 gallons
Post Boil Size: 3 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.069 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 65% (brew house)
Source: Mike V
Rating:
51

Calories: 256 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 21.7 g (Per 12oz)
Created Wednesday December 12th 2018
1.078
1.013
8.47%
34.3
32.66
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
11 lb American - Pale 2-Row11 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 83%
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 20L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 20L 35 20 7.5%
6 oz American - Chocolate6 oz Chocolate 29 350 2.8%
6 oz American - Black Malt6 oz Black Malt 28 500 2.8%
0.50 lb Flaked Oats0.5 lb Flaked Oats 33 2.2 3.8%
13.25 lb / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1.50 oz Cluster1.5 oz Cluster Hops Pellet 6.5 Boil 60 min 28.52 37.5%
0.50 oz Cluster0.5 oz Cluster Hops Pellet 6.5 Boil 10 min 3.45 12.5%
1 oz Liberty1 oz Liberty Hops Pellet 4 Boil 5 min 2.33 25%
1 oz Chinook1 oz Chinook Hops Pellet 13 Dry Hop 4 days 25%
4 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
11.5 qt Infusion 152 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.3 qt/lb
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 oz ginger Spice Mash 0 min.
 
Yeast
White Labs - Belgian Ale Yeast WLP550
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
81.5%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
68 - 78 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
70 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 100 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
CO2 Level: 2.52 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

full body double.
surprisingly not as large a flavor given by either the black or the chocolate malt, which was a concern of mine when trying to get it that dark. it only contributed a subtle espresso flavor way in the back, i would go as far to call it " complexity ". Honestly maybe my best beer yet

all target numbers hit, full bodied and very smooth.

Hop Profile: Slightly spicey and herbal.

ABV; tastes a little lighter than actual abv.

would recommend

all my friends drank this extremely fast, will definitely brew again

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  • Last Updated: 2019-09-06 14:08 UTC
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mhv2themax 01/14/2019 at 09:19pm
5 of 5

best beer i have made to date, high abv but totally hidden behind smooth and tasty profile. Friends highly praised it as they drank almost the whole batch in one sitting


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