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Phil’s Belgian Dubbel

Phil Keener of Ashland, OH won a gold medal in Category #18: Belgian Strong Ale during the 2009 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Oakland, CA. Keener’s Belgian Strong Ale was chosen as the best among 322 final round entries in the category.

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Phil’s Belgian Dubbel | Belgian Strong Ale

Ingredients

  • For 5 Gallons (18.93 L)
    • 6.6 lb (2.99 kg) Muntons light malt extract
    • 2.0 lb (0.9 kg) 7 EBC plain extra-light dry malt extract
    • 1.0 lb (0.45 kg) Belgian candy sugar
    • 0.25 cup (59 mL) maple syrup
    • 2 cup (473 mL) compressed homegrown Cascade whole hops (60 min)
    • 1 cup (237 mL) compressed homegrown Cascade whole hops (5 min)
    • Wyeast No. 1214 Belgian ale yeast
    • 5.0 oz (142 g) corn sugar to carbonate

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.068
    • Final Gravity: 1.012
    • ABV: 7.35%

    Directions

    1. Primary fermentation for 10 days at 70-72° F (21-22° C).
    2. Secondary fermentation for 30 days at 70-72° F (21-22° C).
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