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Offline wort-h.o.g.

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mash temp for belgian blond?
« on: April 04, 2013, 12:29:05 PM »
my first belgian blond this weekend - anyone have a preferred mash temp for this style?

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Re: mash temp for belgian blond?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 12:35:02 PM »
Whatever yields a nice, high attenuation on your system. On our setup, that is a long rest at 150ish.

You want a dry finish with a sweetish flavor... i.e. some complex dextrins, pilsner-candy-like sweetness combined with a nicely low gravity.

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Re: mash temp for belgian blond?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 12:39:24 PM »
I mashed my last one @ 150F, with a similar grist and used WY3787.  Loved it.
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Re: mash temp for belgian blond?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 12:41:16 PM »
+1 on 150.

The grain bill doesn't need to be complicated wither.
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Re: mash temp for belgian blond?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013, 12:46:34 PM »
+1 on 150.

The grain bill doesn't need to be complicated wither.

pretty straight forward grist - belgian pils and some caravienne, belgian sugar last 15 minutes of boil, styrian goldings hops for about 22ibu, wlp575.  have 150F target mash temp for 75 minutes, 1.75 qts/lb.

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Re: mash temp for belgian blond?
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 07:06:47 PM »
+3 on a low mash temp.  Around 10+% sugar, the rest pilsner malt.  I like WLP 550.
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