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Strong ale # 1

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Strong ale # 1

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Beer Style: Belgian Golden Strong Ale  (18D)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Belgian Golden Strong Ale


This beer (my 1st attempt at a Belgian) turned out a deep clean crimson, with a rich body reminicant of blackberries, the smell was that of a strong belgian ale, with note of dark berries. The flavor flows boldly over your taste bubs, but leaves within 7-11 seconds after giving you a variety of complex flavor transitions. The only thing that stands out a bit much is the alcohol.


  • 6 1/2 gallons RO water
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  • 12 lbs gold extract
  • 2 lbs belgian special roast grain
  • 1/2 lb lite brown sugar
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  • 1 oz fuggle
  • 3 oz cascade
  • 1 oz styrian
  • 1 oz saaz
  • 1 oz nugget
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  • 1 tsp irish moss
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  • wyeast # 1388

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 7 days
Secondary Ferment: 14 in 2nd, 14 in 3rd, 21 in 4th

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 10.5
Final Gravity: .5
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Activate yeast, and sanatize all equimpment
bring water to 155* F mash grains for 45 mins. flush grains. bring wort to boil. Add brown sugar and gold extract.
1 oz fuggle 60 mins
3/4 oz cascade 60 mins

1 oz styrian 30 mins
1/2 oz nugget 30 mins
3/4 oz saaz 30 mins

1 3/4oz cascade 15 mins
1 tsp irish moss 15 mins

1/4 oz saaz 5 mins
1/2 oz cascade 5 mins
1/2 oz nugget 5 mins
use wort chiller to chill to 70-80*F, pour into 6 gal carboy, pitch yeact, and shake to mix and add air. store in the dark at stable ale temp.