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.
|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%|
|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|
|Antwerp Ale||White Labs||WLP515||2000 ml|
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 for most well-modified malts.
|1||Mash In||75 min.||150°F||
Add 100% of mash water at 162° F / 72° C
Filtered through standard charcoal system.
|Strike Water Amount:||6.5|
|Strike Water Temperature:|
|Sparge Water Amount:||8.6|
|Sparge Water Temperature:|
|OG:||1.056 / 13.8° P|
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