30 August 2013

Belgian Bombshell Rides Again

I want to thank Drew Beechum for this recipe.  I think I got it from a Zymurgy article back in 2009.  It's such a simple and tasty recipe that I needed to brew it again.

So last Sunday, I set my alarm so I could start my brew day in the relative cool.  But when the alarm went off, I said "To Heck with it!" and turned off the alarm.  Just after sunrise I got up and made coffee and started watching the Ice Road Truckers marathon on the Discovery channel. (I don't know why. All it is is a bunch of truckers bitching about their jobs. I can listen to that at work! And there are no truckers at work.)

About 11 am I decided to start brewing. There was a nice breeze and a lot of clouds to keep the temperature down. Despite an almost three month brewing vacation, everything went well.  By sundown (about 7 pm) everything was cleaned and back in its place!

Belgian Bombshell
Belgian Pale Ale


Type: All Grain Date: 8/25/2013
Batch Size: 6.00 gal Brewer: Jeff Holt
Boil Size: 8.38 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 90 min Equipment: Jeff's Equipment
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 60.00
Taste Notes:
Amount Item Type % or IBU
11.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) Bel (3.0 SRM) Grain 88.00 %
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 4.00 %
0.50 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 4.00 %
0.50 lb Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Grain 4.00 %
0.50 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (90 min) Hops 6.8 IBU
1.00 oz Magnum [14.00 %] (20 min) Hops 27.1 IBU
0.50 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (0 min) Hops -
0.50 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
0.50 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1.00 items Cardemom Seed (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Belgian Ale (White Labs #WLP550) Yeast-Ale
Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.046 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.048 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.011 SG Measured Final Gravity:   SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.51 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.65 %
Bitterness: 33.9 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 5.5 SRM Color:
Mash Profile
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 12.50 lb
Sparge Water: 5.97 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH
Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 15.63 qt of water at 165.9 F 154.0 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 Sugar Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 4.5 oz Carbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 F Age for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F
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posted by hiikeeba at 09:57


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