Belgian and French Ale
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This recipe is designed to make a low strength Belgian and French Ale that is dark amber in color. The fermentables include 30 percent wheat extract. Fermentables also include Crystal Malt 40 L, Chocolate Malt, and Flaked Wheat. It uses Continental hops dosed for low hop presence, with additions for bittering only. The Belgian Ale yeast contributes an estery flavor and aroma.
2.5 lbs of Extra Light Dry Malt Extract
1.5 lbs of Wheat Dry Malt Extract
1 lbs of Crystal Malt 40 L
0.25 lbs of Chocolate Malt
0.25 lbs Flaked Wheat
Continental (Saaz, Hallertauer, Tettnanger, Spalt - 5 % AA, pellet)
1 oz for 60 min. (bittering)
Wyeast 1214 Belgian Abbey - 1 packet
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.
Primary Fermentation - 7 days at 65 °F.
Secondary Fermentation - 10 days at 65 °F.
Do not filter.
0.75 cup of Extra Light Dry Malt Extract for moderate carbonation.
A total of 53 bottles of 12 oz size are needed.
14 days at 65 °F.
55 - 60 °F.
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