Wednesday, March 6, 2013

#76: Belgian IPA

I had an old Trappist yeast that needed using, and since I accidentally popped the nutrient bag when I was moving ingredients the other day, now is the time. I decided to do the IPA with this Trappist yeast.  Should be interesting.  Also added a half pound candi sugar.  Hop boil with some old Summit hops (I cut the AA in half as an estimate based on their age) and new Centennial hops, as well as some PoR I made the mistake of purchasing.  Hit my OG pretty well.  This is the first high grav I've done in a while.  Hoping for the best...

Hoppy Belgian                                          
Belgian Specialty Ale


Type: All Grain Date: 3/6/2013
Batch Size: 2.40 gal Brewer:
Boil Size: 2.75 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My Equipment
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
Taste Notes:
Amount Item Type % or IBU
6.25 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 89.29 %
0.25 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 3.57 %
0.50 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops -
0.36 oz Pride of Ringwood [9.00 %] (60 min) Hops 19.3 IBU
1.44 oz Summit [8.00 %] (20 min) Hops 41.5 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (5 min) Hops 11.9 IBU
0.50 lb Candi Sugar, Clear (0.5 SRM) Sugar 7.14 %
1 Pkgs Trappist High Gravity (Wyeast Labs #3787) Yeast-Wheat
Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.081 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.082 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.017 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.016 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 8.37 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 8.64 %
Bitterness: 72.6 IBU Calories: 375 cal/pint
Est Color: 8.0 SRM


  1. Decided to dryhop with the rest of a Northern Brewer pack that I used for the common (about .5oz). I used the fermenter that had produced two accidental sours, kinda/sorta hoping that I could get some funkiness in this one (on purpose this time), but nearly three weeks later and no signs of a funk to be found. I guess I killed off whatever was in that fermenter. Too bad...

  2. Gravity reading... 1.012(!)... So I hit 9.2% on this sucker. Taste of the sample was great. Some good bitter, but a lot of the trappist yeast flavors shining through...