Belgian Specialty Ale – All Grain

Statistics

General Info

Made from the second runnings of Rockyard's Three Story Plunge Tripel. Pre-boil gravity was ~ 1.050. Diluted with two gallons of water to get to 1.040. Will add sugar to primary after fermentation ramps up.

Comments

Pitched at 80 degrees F to stress out the yeast - took a full 48 hours for any sign of fermentation to show in the airlock. That sort of lag time was not intended. Pitched three vials of second-generation WLP575 absconded from the Rockyard. Apparently, it wasn't enough, even for second-generation.

Actual OG was 1.050. The 1.061 is an estimation with the two pounds of sugar added.

Added 2.5 pounds of table sugar to primary - five days in. We'll see if that will dry things out a bit... (August 27, 2010).

Extract

Amount Extract % of Grist
3.00 pounds DME - Light 13.9%
3.00 pounds Total Extract Weight 13.9% of grist

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
16.90 pounds American Pilsen Malt 78.2%
0.70 pounds American Wheat Malt 3.2%
0.50 pounds Pale Chocolate 2.3%
0.50 pounds Crystal Malt 40L 2.3%
18.60 pounds Total Grain Weight 86.1%

Adjuncts

Amount Adjunct
2.50 pounds Sucrose (Table Sugar)

Hops

Amount Hop Time AA
2.00 ounces Centennial 60 min 11.5%
1.00 ounces Centennial 20 min 11.5%
1.00 ounces Amarillo 10 min 8.2%
1.00 ounces Centennial 3 min 11.5%
1.00 ounces Amarillo 3 min 8.2%
1.00 ounces Cascade 0 min 5.7%
1.00 ounces Willamette 0 min 4.5%
1.00 ounces Amarillo 0 min 8.2%
9.00 ounces Total Hop Weight

Yeasts

Name Lab/Manufacturer Product ID Amount
Belgian Style Ale Yeast Blend White Labs WLP575 105 ml

Equipment Profile 15 Gallon/57 Liter Brew Pot (15) and 10 Gallon/38 Liter Cooler Mash Tun

Mash Profile

Notes:

Water Profile Denver, Colorado

Procedure

Add table sugar as primary fermentation reaches high krauesen.

Fermentation and Aging

Primary:
14 days @ 72° F
Lager:
21 days @ 32° F

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Brew Day Data

  Target Actual Notes
Str Water Amt: 6.2                                                                                                                 
Str Water Temp:      
Mash Temp:      
Mash Time:      
Sp Water Amt: 11.3    
Sp Water Temp:      
Pre-Boil Grav:      
Pre-Boil Amt: 12.5    
Post-Boil Amt: 10    
Boil Time: 90    
O.G.:      
Mash PH:      
Boil PH: