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Monday, 18 February, 2019


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Lair Belgian and French Ale No. 7

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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):

18

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 hop-malt balance, with additions for bittering, flavor, and aroma. 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)

1.25 oz for 60 min. (bittering)

1.25 oz for 15 min. (flavor)

0.5 oz for 5 min. (aroma)

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.