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Belgian Dark Strong Ale

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Brewer/Contributor: Don Pfeiffer

Batch Size: 6.00 gal

Boil Size: 7.00 gal

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Type: All Grain

Date: 2/26/2005

Batch Size: 6.00 gal

Brewer: Don Pfeiffer
Boil Size: 7.00 galAsst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Shakey Dog Brewery
Taste Rating(out of 50): 45.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
Taste Notes:


AmountItemType% or IBU
10.00 lbPale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)Grain54.79 %
8.00 lbMunich Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM)Grain43.84 %
0.25 lbSpecial B Malt (180.0 SRM)Grain1.37 %
1.00 ozNorthern Brewer [8.50 %] (60 min)Hops20.0 IBU
1.00 ozNorthern Brewer [8.50 %] (30 min)Hops15.4 IBU
1.00 ozCoriander Seed (Boil 5.0 min)Misc
1.00 ozOrange Peel, Sweet (Boil 5.0 min)Misc
1 PkgsBastogne Belgian Ale (White Labs #WLP510) [Starter 1100 ml]Yeast-Ale


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.081 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.080 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.018 SGMeasured Final Gravity: 1.022 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 8.29 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 7.59 %
Bitterness: 35.3 IBUCalories: 369 cal/pint
Est Color: 17.9 SRMColor:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch SpargeTotal Grain Weight: 18.25 lb
Sparge Water: 3.74 galGrain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 FTunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUEMash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Step TimeNameDescriptionStep Temp
45 minMash InAdd 22.81 qt of water at 172.7 F158.0 F

Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Corn SugarVolumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 4.8 ozCarbonation Used: 4.0
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 65.0 FAge for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F 


Hit the mash temp dead on. Heated water to 180 to account for the cold weather.
Bottled on 3/13/05 with 4oz corn sugar.
It is partially carbed after 4 days and taste great. Well balanced and just enough corriander and Orange peele to let you know it is there. No changes need to be made.

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