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Re: Rochefort 4
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2016, 12:11:48 pm »
That is dark, dark, dark
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Re: Rochefort 4
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2016, 12:22:33 pm »
Really dark. Holy cow.


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Re: Rochefort 4
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2016, 12:25:31 pm »
With no experience with candi syrups, would a larger sub(>1.4%) with something like the mentioned D180 get you there, or just too much of a difference? Derek I know you have experience with the candi syrups. Just future musings...
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Re: Rochefort 4
« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2016, 12:34:54 pm »
"It's so black, it's like, how much more black could it be. The answer is none. None more black." (beersk where you at!)

Using our favorite Belgian posters sugar:

(965 (SRM) * .067 (lbs))/3 (gal) = ~21 MCU contribution

(21 (MCU) * 3 (gal))/180 (SRM) = 0.35 (lbs) of D180



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Re: Rochefort 4
« Reply #34 on: March 03, 2016, 01:00:00 pm »
That has GOT to be wrong.  The finished beer is only 33 EBC.  1900 EBC for the syrup comes out to 965 SRM!  I've never seen or heard of anything that dark.  Where did that come from?
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Re: Rochefort 4
« Reply #35 on: March 03, 2016, 01:08:50 pm »
That has GOT to be wrong.  The finished beer is only 33 EBC.  1900 EBC for the syrup comes out to 965 SRM!  I've never seen or heard of anything that dark.  Where did that come from?



Yeah, no way.  33EBC is like 16.76 SRM.
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Re: Rochefort 4
« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2016, 01:09:09 pm »
If I follow his grist %s, and change the SRM to 965 for the D180 as an example, I get a projected SRM of 18.3, just a bit darker than his projection of 16.9. Still no idea where to get something @ 1900EBC here in the states, but for a 6G batch batch, its only 2.8oz so I guess it cant offer much more than color at that rate?
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Re: Rochefort 4
« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2016, 01:11:21 pm »
That has GOT to be wrong.  The finished beer is only 33 EBC.  1900 EBC for the syrup comes out to 965 SRM!  I've never seen or heard of anything that dark.  Where did that come from?
The recipe calls for the sugar, not the syrup, as I'm reading it. It makes a lot more sense that way.
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Re: Rochefort 4
« Reply #38 on: March 03, 2016, 01:12:44 pm »
Yes, I see that it does. Again, my lack of experience with candi sugar of any type has thrown me off track. Good catch
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Re: Rochefort 4
« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2016, 01:13:58 pm »

That has GOT to be wrong.  The finished beer is only 33 EBC.  1900 EBC for the syrup comes out to 965 SRM!  I've never seen or heard of anything that dark.  Where did that come from?
The recipe calls for the sugar, not the syrup, as I'm reading it. It makes a lot more sense that way.
even so the highest SRM value that I have ever seen for sugar is 275 for the dark and even that's acknowledged to not likely be representative of the actual value


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Re: Rochefort 4
« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2016, 01:26:15 pm »

That has GOT to be wrong.  The finished beer is only 33 EBC.  1900 EBC for the syrup comes out to 965 SRM!  I've never seen or heard of anything that dark.  Where did that come from?
The recipe calls for the sugar, not the syrup, as I'm reading it. It makes a lot more sense that way.
even so the highest SRM value that I have ever seen for sugar is 275 for the dark and even that's acknowledged to not likely be representative of the actual value
Interesting. I'm not super familiar with the sugar, so I just assumed that it was a lot darker by weight than the syrup. I have brewers caramel that is 33,000 EBC, so it is certainly possible to have something in that range. But I have no idea what is commercially available to a home brewer, either in the US or Europe.
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Re: Rochefort 4
« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2016, 01:31:48 pm »
I'm gonna check my old brewing notes later. The first time I made the recipe I made it as is, using the sugar, because syrups weren't readily available here yet. Then I switched over to working D180 into the recipe. I don't remember the dark sugar being any darker looking than a deep brown. Hopefully I wrote down a color rating for it. I'll post later.
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Re: Rochefort 4
« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2016, 02:15:20 pm »
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Re: Rochefort 4
« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2016, 02:18:33 pm »
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Re: Rochefort 4
« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2016, 02:21:01 pm »
I picked the darkest syrup I could find because the "Rochefort 4" is a relatively low alcohol beer, so I wanted to use as little sugar as possible without losing the color and the figs/raisins flavor.
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