Bellringer

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Matt Hardesty of Alamosa, CO won a gold medal in Category #23: Specialty Beer during the 2005 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Baltimore , MD. Hardesty’s Specialty Beer was chosen as the best among 106 final round entries in the category.

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Bellringer | Specialty Beer

Ingredients

  • For 9 Gallons (34 L)
    • 28.0 lb (12.7 kg) pale malt
    • 3.0 lb (1.36 kg) home smoked pale malt
    • 1.5 lb (0.68 kg) dextrin malt
    • 3.0 lb (1.36 kg) 30° L crystal malt
    • 0.5 lb (227 g) Special B malt
    • 0.5 lb (227 g) chocolate malt
    • 2.0 lb (0.9 kg) flaked barley
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Cluster pellet hops, 7% a.a. (FWH)
    • 0.5 oz (14 g) Cluster pellet hops, 7% a.a. (90 min)
    • 0.5 oz (14 g) Cluster pellet hops, 7% a.a. (60 min)
    • 0.5 oz (14 g) Cluster pellet hops, 7% a.a. (30 min)
    • 0.5 oz (14 g) Columbus pellet hops, 15.5% a.a. (30 min)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Columbus pellet hops, 15.5% a.a. (15 min)
    • 0.5 oz (14 g) Cluster pellet hops, 7% a.a. (15 min)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Kent Golding pellet hops, 4% a.a. (15 min)
    • 0.5 oz (14 g) Columbus pellet hops, 15.5% a.a. (2 min)
    • 0.5 oz (14 g) Cluster pellet hops, 7% a.a. (2 min)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Kent Golding pellet hops, 4% a.a. (2 min)
    • 0.5 oz (14 g) Columbus pellet hops, 15.5% a.a. (0 min)
    • 0.5 oz (14 g) Cluster pellet hops, 7% a.a. (0 min)
    • 0.5 oz (14 g) Kent Golding pellet hops, 4% a.a. (0 min)
    • Lallemand Windsor yeast (22 g)
    • Irish moss to clarify

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.092
    • Final Gravity: 1.022
    • ABV: 9.19%

    Directions

    1. Mash grains at 155° F (68° C) for 90 minutes. Brettanomyces Bruxellensis added for tertiary fermentation.
    2. Primary fermentation for 8 days at 68° F (20° C).
    3. Secondary fermentation for 20 days at 58° F (14° C).
    4. Tertiary fermentation for 60 days at 70° F (16° C).
    5. Forced CO2 and Kraeusen to carbonate.