Biere de Garde – All Grain

Statistics

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
20.50 pounds Belgian Plisen Malt 78.5%
4.00 pounds German Dark Munich Malt 15.3%
1.50 pounds Belgian Caravienne Malt 5.7%
0.13 pounds British Black Patent Malt 0.5%
26.13 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%

Adjuncts

Amount Adjunct
2.00 pounds Sucrose (Table Sugar)

Hops

Amount Hop Time AA
2.80 ounces Kent Golding 60 min 4.4%
2.80 ounces Total Hop Weight

Yeasts

Name Lab/Manufacturer Product ID Amount
Canadian/Belgian Wyeast 3864 3000 ml

Equipment Profile Converted Keg, 10 Gallon/38 Liter Cooler Mash Tun

Notes:

Converted 15.5 gallon/59 liter keg boil kettle for full boil with a 10 gallon/38 liter cooler as a mash/lauter tun.

Mash Profile Single Infusion Mash, Light Bodied Beer, No Mash Out

Notes:

Mash profile for most well-modified malts.

Mash Steps

# Name Time Temp. Description
1 Mash In 75 min. 150°F

Add 100% of mash water at 162° F / 72° C

Water Profile Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Procedure

  • Add yeast at 66 degrees and maintain the temperature until fermentation is active. Raise the temperature 1 degree every day until it reaches 70. Finish fermentation at that temperature.
  • Lager and cellar for 35-60 days.
  • Alternative yeast: Wyeast Bier de Garde (3725).

Fermentation and Aging

Primary:
14 days @ 73° F
Lager:
60 days @ 32° F

Fetchez la Vache

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Brew Day Data

  Target Actual Notes
Strike Water Amount: 8.7    
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Sparge Water Amount: 7.8    
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Pre-Boil Amount: 11    
Post-Boil Amount: 10    
Boil Time: 90    
OG: 1.074 / 18° P    
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