Belgian Pale Ale – All Grain

Statistics

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
12.50 pounds Scottish Golden Promise 64%
4.50 pounds German Vienna Malt 23%
0.64 pounds Belgian Biscuit Malt 3.3%
0.99 pounds German CaraMunich Malt I 5.1%
0.86 pounds Belgian Aromatic Malt 4.4%
0.04 pounds German Carafa III De-Husked Malt 0.2%
19.53 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 Form Amount
Antwerp Ale White Labs Liquid 528.3

Fermentation and Aging

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

Notes

<p>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.</p><p>The Antwerp Ale yeast is reportedly the DeKoninck strain that is described by White Labs as:</p><p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>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.</em></p><p>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.</p>