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Thanks Honey Belgian IPA Brew Day

Thanks Honey Belgian IPA Brew Day

By on Nov 6, 2012 in Homebrew, Recipes | 0 comments

Last night I brewed up my first attempt at a Belgian IPA. I was looking for something that floral with a little funk. The recipe I devised contains tons of Chinook and Citra hops with honey. The alcohol should end up somewhere north of 9%. I call it the Thanks Honey Belgian IPA. Choose the Wyeast Trappist Blend 3789 because it has Brettanomyces and a high alcohol content tolerance. It should be a perfect beverage for the cold nights ahead.

A unique blend of Belgian Saccharomyces and Brettanomyces for emulating Trappist style beer from the Florenville region in Belgium. Phenolics, mild fruitiness and complex spicy notes develop with increased fermentation temperatures. Subdued but classic Brett character.

Should be bubbling in the fermentor by the morning.

Steeping the grains for 30 minutes at 152 degrees

Steeping the grains for 30 minutes at 152 degrees

Sparging the grains with some kettle water

Sparging the grains with some kettle water

Chinook hops at 15.6% alpha acid - packing a walloop

Chinook hops at 15.6% alpha acid – packing a walloop

Wort boiling away - 60 minutes and counting

Wort boiling away – 60 minutes and counting

Citra pellets tumbling towards deliciousness

Citra pellets tumbling towards deliciousness

Pitching the Wyeast Trappist Blend yeast into the fermentor

Pitching the Wyeast Trappist Blend yeast into the fermentor

 

Malt & Fermentables

% LB OZ °L PPG
60% 9 0 Pilsner Liquid Extract Boil

36
13% 2 0 Honey Boil

35
13% 2 0 American Crystal 15L Steep 15°

34
7% 1 0 American Munich Steep 10°

33
7% 1 0 American Two-row Pale Steep

37
Specific Gravity

1.089 OG(1.080 to 1.093)21.3° Plato1.021 FG(1.019 to 1.023)5.3° Plato

Color

7° SRM13° EBCGold to Copper

Mash Efficiency
75 % 
Steep Efficiency
37.5%

Hops

Use Time OZ Hop Variety AA » IBU
boil 60 min 1 Chinook ~ leaf 15.6 » 40.7
boil 20 min 1 Chinook ~ leaf 15.6 » 27.1
boil 10 min 0.500 Citra ~ pellets 14.5 » 7.5
boil 2 min 0.500 Citra ~ pellet 14.5 » 1.8
Bitterness

77.1 IBU

Yeast

Wyeast Trappist Blend (3789)
yeast in form with medium to high flocculation and 76% attenuation
Alcohol
9.1% ABV
7% ABW
Calories
293
per 12 oz.

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