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Looking for feedback on Belgian Dark Strong malt bill
« on: March 15, 2010, 05:26:23 PM »
Brewing a Belgian Dark Strong on Friday, have a starter of Wyeast Abbey II (1762) already getting stepped up.

Just realized my pack of D2 Candi Syrup is only 1lb, not 1.5 lbs like the bottles used to be.....  Anyway, looking for feedback on my recipe:

Amount Item Type % or IBU
9.75 lb Pilsner (Weyermann) (1.7 SRM) Grain 54.93 %
3.00 lb Munich I (Weyermann) (7.1 SRM) Grain 16.90 %
1.00 lb Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 5.63 %
1.00 lb Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 5.63 %
0.50 lb Caramunich II (Weyermann) (63.0 SRM) Grain 2.82 %
1.50 lb Sugar, Table (Sucrose) (1.0 SRM) Sugar 8.45 %
1.00 lb D2 Syrup (160.0 SRM) Sugar 5.63 %

2.00 oz Styrian Goldings [4.20 %] (60 min) Hops 27.5 IBU

Plan is to mash at about 150. 


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Re: Looking for feedback on Belgian Dark Strong malt bill
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2010, 04:55:06 PM »
Looks pretty good.
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Re: Looking for feedback on Belgian Dark Strong malt bill
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2010, 05:04:11 PM »
wahoo, what about using dark munich instead of the light?
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Re: Looking for feedback on Belgian Dark Strong malt bill
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2010, 06:06:18 PM »
Would a half pound of dark caramel malt (>60L) help replace what you're missing with the D2 Syrup deficiency?

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Re: Looking for feedback on Belgian Dark Strong malt bill
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2010, 06:20:37 PM »
I'd back off on the Special B. 5% is an awful lot.l Then again, I don't really like Special B.
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Re: Looking for feedback on Belgian Dark Strong malt bill
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2010, 08:53:51 PM »
I'd back off on the Special B. 5% is an awful lot.l Then again, I don't really like Special B.

+1 I like 2-3% in a dubbel, and I think a BDSA should be drier than that. Then again it isn't like the Belgian styles are set in stone.
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