Sunday, September 18, 2005

Spiced Blonde doesn't disappoint

I tasted a bottle of the Spiced Blonde the other night and I wasn't disappointed. It seems a bit drier than the previous versions I've brewed this past summer and it seems to have a little more heat in the finish from the black pepper, but it's still young (only 12 days in the bottle.) I've brewed this batch for a tasting party and I'm glad that it seems to have turned out so well.

Here is the recipe for my stronng spiced Belgian-style winter brew; a.k.a., Santa's Little Helper, as promised.

Santa's Little Helper

A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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18-D Strong Belgian Ale, Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Min OG: 1.065 Max OG: 1.098
Min IBU: 25 Max IBU: 40
Min Clr: 7 Max Clr: 20 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal):5.00
Wort Size (Gal): 2.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 11.05
Anticipated OG: 1.063
Plato: 15.36
Anticipated SRM: 15.8
Anticipated IBU: 38.5
Brewhouse Efficiency: 50 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Grain/Extract/Sugar
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3.30 lbs. Muntons LME
2.00 lbs. Corn Sugar
1.00 lbs. Crystal 80L
1.00 lbs. Flaked Soft White Wheat
1.00 lbs. Munich Malt(light)
1.00 lbs. Vienna Malt
1.00 lbs. Wheat Malt
0.75 lbs. Crystal 120L

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops
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1.00 oz. Spalter Spalt 4.75A (First Wort)
0.50 oz. Perle 8.25AA for 60 min.
0.50 oz. Spalter Spalt 4.75AA for 60 min.


Extras
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1.00 Oz Ginger Root 15 Min.
0.33 Oz Coriander Seed 5 Min.(boil)
0.33 Oz Coriander Seed 15 Min.(boil)
0.75 Oz Sweet Orange Peel 5 Min.(boil)
0.33 Oz Cardamom Seed 5 Min.(boil)


Yeast
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White Labs WLP400 Belgian Wit Ale

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