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Offline mwhammer99

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Recipe for extract+grain Belgian Golden
« on: January 01, 2013, 12:55:40 AM »
I'm looking to see if anyone has a good recipe for an extract-based Belgian Golden Ale - something similar to Duvel.  I've become obsessed with these, and figure I need to quit wasting money and brew my own. 

I'd like to stay away from mash recipes, since brewing is something I have about 6 hours a month to do.

Any help would be great.  Thanks guys!

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Re: Recipe for extract+grain Belgian Golden
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 02:22:16 AM »
It's all about the yeast. WLP570 is the Duvel strain, so that's the way to go. Otherwise, keep it simple. 1.070ish, 80% Pilsner Malt Extract, 20% simple sugar, and about 30 IBU's of Saaz at the start of the boil. Pitch in the mid 60's and let it work its way up to the mid 70's.
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Re: Recipe for extract+grain Belgian Golden
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 05:05:08 AM »
I will second what erockph said, and also say to make sure you are getting the freshest extract possible. Buy from someone who has a lot of turnover, or ask you LHBS when their shipment came in. Old extract usually won't ferment down as well. I've made very good Belgians this way.
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