Belgian Pale Ale – All Grain

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General Info

Trying out a new hop, Delta, with this brew. Seemed like a good fit with the Belgian Pale Ale style - spicy with a slight citrus notes that will play well with the sweetness of the specialty malts and the toastiness of the Vienna.

The Antwerp Ale yeast is reportedly the DeKoninck strain that is described by White Labs as:

Clean, almost lager like Belgian type ale yeast. Good for Belgian type pales ales and amber ales, or with blends to combine with other Belgian type yeast strains. Biscuity, ale like aroma present. Hop flavors and bitterness are accentuated. Slight sulfur will be produced during fermentation, which can give the yeast a lager like flavor profile.

With that in mind, I'm making this beer intentionally hop-forward with a higher than normal bittering charge and elevated flavor and aroma additions.

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
12.50 pounds Scottish Golden Promise 63.9%
4.50 pounds German Vienna Malt 23%
0.65 pounds Belgian Biscuit Malt 3.3%
1.00 pounds German CaraMunich Malt I 5.1%
0.85 pounds Belgian Aromatic Malt 4.3%
0.05 pounds German Carafa III De-Husked Malt 0.3%
19.55 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%

Hops

Amount Hop Time AA
2.00 ounces Delta 60 min 6.5%
1.50 ounces Delta 15 min 6.5%
1.50 ounces Delta 5 min 6.5%
5.00 ounces Total Hop Weight

Yeasts

Name Lab/Manufacturer Product ID Amount
Antwerp Ale White Labs WLP515 2000 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

Fermentation and Aging

Primary:
14 days @ 68° F
Age:
28 days @ 50° F

Leige 1914

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Brew Day Data

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Str Water Amt: 6.5                                                                                                                 
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Sp Water Amt: 11.1    
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Pre-Boil Amt: 12.4    
Post-Boil Amt: 10    
Boil Time: 90    
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