I’ve brewed a few Belgian Dubbels over the years. To be honest, I haven’t been totally “in love” with the recipe I’ve been using. I have practicing minimalism in brewing recently, but for this brew I decided to build a more complex recipe.
Here is what I came up with:
11lb 15oz of Belgian Pilsner [...]
So over the past few weeks I’ve been pretty tied up with life and have not had a lot of time for brewing. This has not stopped my from trying new beers though. This is a Maredsous 8, a Belgian Dubbel that gets much BA’er love with an A- rating (I know, BA ratings are [...]
So tonight I racked over my Dubbel Dribbleto the secondary and while the FG was well in line at 1.012 (should have shot for 1.018m but oh well), the color looked a little light. Not only is this a style issue, it’s also an issue with the grain and Belgian Candi Sugar I used. It was [...]
So, while Nick and Bryan were both pre-occupied, I was on my own for a brew day so I decided to do a brew that was not as conducive to the volume brews we had been doing. Since I hadn’t made a Belgian Dubbel since the Abbey I brewed in extract many years ago, I [...]
A while back I brewed a Belgian Abby ale that I called The First Tuesday after the First Monday Abby Ale. The original was an extract brew that I was really pleased with. Now that I have a little lag time in between large volume brews, I figured I would try a 5 or 10 [...]
The Abbey Ale is great. It’s strong, no bones about it, but I must say, it has all of the character of a good ale.
Note- I still have yet to master the carbonation of the keg. What has worked for me in the past that is kind of working this time is [...]
Just a note, 9.17% ABV for my “First Tuesday after the first Monday” Abbey Ale, it’s going to be great!
I went out looking for an Octoberfest brew that I could make with extract. There were a lot of them out there, but the one thing I noticed is that there was no consistancy in the ingredients so I was not sure what made one different from the others. So here I am. I found [...]