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Re: Belgian Quadrupel ideas
« Reply #60 on: November 25, 2012, 12:39:35 PM »
Hey Denny... I am looking to brew a La Trappe Quad and have read every post in this thread. I was wondering how everything came out?

The La Trappe is a bit lighter in color so I was going to use the D-90 to get down to the 19-22 SRM range. Does this sound like the right direction?

Did you keg or bottle? The La Trappe I have been exposed to at my local watering hole is on tap and is very good so I was going to age half in a keg and half in the bottle.

Any pointers would be much appreciated..

With just over a year of age on it, the beer is great!  It was good younger, but it just keeps getting better.  For your beer, I'd worry more about the flavor than the color.  The D90 doesn't have as much flavor, but for all I know it might work great for what you have in mind.  I almost never bottle, but I bottled this batch in order to be sure I could age some.  It was worth the effort.
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Re: Belgian Quadrupel ideas
« Reply #61 on: November 25, 2012, 03:35:21 PM »
Very good point... I was thinking along the lines that the color can drive the flavor to some extent. The La Trappe Quad I have tasted has some what of a dark fruit flavor but also a decent caramel flavor. Overall fairly malty smooth. I was thinking the 180 might make it a little more on the roasty side. I have not used either as I tend to brew more on the German side...

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Re: Belgian Quadrupel ideas
« Reply #62 on: November 25, 2012, 08:04:09 PM »
I am pitching the Wyeast 3787 to ferment. I plan to use the same to bottle ferment. Any advice on how much yeast to re-pitch to get the bottles carbed?

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Re: Belgian Quadrupel ideas
« Reply #63 on: November 26, 2012, 09:43:34 AM »
Very good point... I was thinking along the lines that the color can drive the flavor to some extent. The La Trappe Quad I have tasted has some what of a dark fruit flavor but also a decent caramel flavor. Overall fairly malty smooth. I was thinking the 180 might make it a little more on the roasty side. I have not used either as I tend to brew more on the German side...

Nope, I don't get any "roasty" out of the D180.  Figs, rum, caramel.....but not roasty.
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Re: Belgian Quadrupel ideas
« Reply #64 on: November 01, 2013, 05:38:03 PM »
I'm working on a Quad recipe with Boulevard's Sixth Glass in mind as kind of a target.  This thread was very useful to me.  Thanks!
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Re: Belgian Quadrupel ideas
« Reply #65 on: November 01, 2013, 06:00:43 PM »
Sixth Glass is a very nice beer.  I've brewed a lot of Quads (my favorite high OG style) but the Herman Holtrop Rochefort 8 clone (which I use to bump up to get in the neighborhood of 10) posted by Denny on NB is pretty much my favorite. I have other recipes , but I keep coming back, if nothing else as a base to build on.
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Re: Belgian Quadrupel ideas
« Reply #66 on: November 01, 2013, 06:12:08 PM »
Sixth Glass is a very nice beer.  I've brewed a lot of Quads (my favorite high OG style) but the Herman Holtrop Rochefort 8 clone (which I use to bump up to get in the neighborhood of 10) posted by Denny on NB is pretty much my favorite. I have other recipes , but I keep coming back, if nothing else as a base to build on.
My bad , here it is...


#304 Rochefort 8

A ProMash Recipe Report

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.50 Wort Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 16.58
Anticipated OG: 1.079 Plato: 19.08
Anticipated SRM: 28.4
Anticipated IBU: 28.1
Brewhouse Efficiency: 73 %
Wort Boil Time: 70 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts
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Evaporation Rate: 1.50 Gallons Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 7.25 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.060 SG 14.71 Plato


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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73.9 12.25 lbs. Pilsener Belgium 1.037 2
9.0 1.50 lbs. CaraMunich 80 France 1.034 80
6.0 1.00 lbs. Dark Candi Syrup 1.031 80
4.2 0.70 lbs. Cane Sugar 1.047 0
3.0 0.50 lbs. Flaked Corn (Maize) America 1.040 1
3.0 0.50 lbs. Special B Malt Belgian 1.030 114
0.8 0.13 lbs. Sinamar (BYO) Carafa extract 1.000 1000

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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1.70 oz. Fuggle Pellet 4.00 21.3 60 min.
0.60 oz. Hallertauer Mittelfruh Pellet 4.00 5.8 30 min.
0.40 oz. Hallertauer Mittelfruh Pellet 4.00 1.0 5 min.


Extras

Amount Name Type Time
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0.36 Oz Corriander Seed Spice 5 Min.(boil)
1.00 Tsp CaCO3 Other 0 Min.(mash)


Yeast
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WYeast 1762 Belgian Abbey II


Mash Schedule
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Mash Name: Rochefort mash

Total Grain Lbs: 14.88
Total Water Qts: 16.00 - Before Additional Infusions
Total Water Gal: 4.00 - Before Additional Infusions

Tun Thermal Mass: 0.13
Grain Temp: 63.00 F


Step Rest Start Stop Heat Infuse Infuse Infuse
Step Name Time Time Temp Temp Type Temp Amount Ratio
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beta 0 30 140 137 Infuse 158 16.00 1.08
alpha 0 60 154 154 Infuse 212 5.56 1.45


Total Water Qts: 21.56 - After Additional Infusions
Total Water Gal: 5.39 - After Additional Infusions
Total Mash Volume Gal: 6.58 - After Additional Infusions

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.
All infusion amounts are in Quarts.
All infusion ratios are Quarts/Lbs.
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