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Offline fredthecat

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bog standard belgian dubbel, any suggestions?
« on: September 21, 2020, 09:24:49 PM »
WLP500 yeast, 23 IBU

75% pale LME
13% vienna malt
6% (1lb) d-90 candi syrup
6% (1lb) d-180 candi syrup

OG 1.061 FG 1.009 (85% Atten.) ABV 7.0%

i plan for 1.9 CO2 volumes, ive decided i prefer lower CO2 in my beers.



any thoughts?

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Re: bog standard belgian dubbel, any suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2020, 04:22:20 PM »
Except for the low carbonation, it seems fine.
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Re: bog standard belgian dubbel, any suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2020, 05:04:36 PM »
thanks for the reply. i think it could be nice with low carbonation?

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Re: bog standard belgian dubbel, any suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2020, 05:45:59 PM »
thanks for the reply. i think it could be nice with low carbonation?

Belgian beers are ususally pretty highly carbonated.  I think it's one of the keys to keeping them "digestible".
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Re: bog standard belgian dubbel, any suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2020, 02:21:42 AM »
I had a dubbel on cask once and while a fine beer the lower carbonation also minimizes the brightness of the yeast character. It was more brown ale than dubbel. 1.9 vol wouldn't be quite as flattening as cask but Belgian abbey/trappist styles are usually closer to 3 than 2.

I know some people find high amounts of carbonation unpleasant to drink and if you don't enjoy it then you shouldn't brew to satisfy anybody else.
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Re: bog standard belgian dubbel, any suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2020, 03:19:28 AM »
I had a dubbel on cask once and while a fine beer the lower carbonation also minimizes the brightness of the yeast character. It was more brown ale than dubbel. 1.9 vol wouldn't be quite as flattening as cask but Belgian abbey/trappist styles are usually closer to 3 than 2.

I know some people find high amounts of carbonation unpleasant to drink and if you don't enjoy it then you shouldn't brew to satisfy anybody else.

thank you very much for that. my whole lineup this year i'm aiming at true ~1.3-1.6 VOL for my british beers, and ~0.4/0.5 VOL lower than the recommended per style carbonations for others, excepting a weissbier

might make my dubbel follow recommended guidelines, high 2s and test the darker belgian im doing after that with a much lower one.