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Saturday, 22 July, 2017


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Lair Belgian and French Ale No. 1

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Belgian and French Ale

Belgian and French Ale

Original Gravity (SG):

1.040

Batch Size (gal):

5.0

Final Gravity (SG):

1.011

Boil Volume (gal):

3.0

Strength (% ABW):

3.00

Time (weeks):

5

Color (SRM):

5

Bitterness (IBU):

11

Calories (Cals/12oz):

131


Recipe Description:

This recipe is designed to make a low strength Belgian and French Ale that is dark straw in color. Fermentables include Dextrin Malt. It uses Continental hops dosed for low hop presence, with additions for bittering only. The Belgian Ale yeast contributes an estery flavor and aroma.


INGREDIENTS

Fermentables :

4 lbs of Extra Light Dry Malt Extract

1.5 lbs of Dextrin Malt

Hops :

Continental (Saaz, Hallertauer, Tettnanger, Spalt - 5 % AA, pellet)

1 oz for 60 min. (bittering)

Yeast :

Wyeast 1214 Belgian Abbey - 1 packet

Water :

5.5 gal


METHODS

Brewing:

Extract and Specialty Grain Brewing

Steep specialty grain in brewpot at 150 °F for 20-30 minutes, then remove.

Add extract and boil wort for 60 minutes.

Add hops during boil as scheduled.

Estimated total brewing time = 90 minutes.

Fermentation:

Primary Fermentation - 7 days at 65 °F.

Secondary Fermentation - 10 days at 65 °F.

Filtering:

Do not filter.

Bottle Priming:

0.75 cup of Extra Light Dry Malt Extract for moderate carbonation.

Bottling

A total of 53 bottles of 12 oz size are needed.

Bottle Conditioning:

14 days at 65 °F.

Serving Temperature:

50 - 55 °F.