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BarefootBrews
post Oct 21 2004, 02:14 PM
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Batch Size : 5 Gal.

12.0 lbs. Belgian Pale
0.5 lbs. CaraVienne
0.5 lbs. Aromatic
0.5 lbs. Cara-Pils

Single temp infusion mash of 13.5 qts of water at 150 dF for 90 minutes. Sparge with 170 dF water to collect 7.0 gal in the brewpot. My grain bill was based on a 75% extraction efficiency.


90 minute boil with additions of...

2.5 oz. Styrian Goldings 4.0% AA (60 min)
0.5 oz. Styrian Goldings 4.0% AA (30 min)
1.0 lbs. Light Belgian Candi Sugar (25 min)
2.0 oz. Saaz 3.5% AA (15 min)
0.5 oz. Styrian Goldings 4.0% AA (5 min)


Pitched WLP565 Belgian Saison Yeast at 70 dF

Primary Fermenation 2 weeks at 68 dF
Secondary Fermentation 4 weeks at 68 dF

Bottled with 0.75 cup corn sugar

Aged 8 months in bottles


Notes :
- This beer is light in color compared to a typical Trappist Ale, but darker than a Blonde such as Duvel.

- I have brewed this same recipe with WLP550 earlier last Fall. The difference in the two beers is quite remarkable. WLP565 has a much lower attenuation so this batch did not have quite as dry flavor as with WLP550.

- This is a high-gravity beer, so I suggest a starter when using either yeast.

- Candi sugar along with the Saison yeast gave it a warm flavor typical of many Belgian beers.

- Keep your fermentation temps low unless you want to end up with a "bannanabrew".

- Highly carbonated with a good head.

- Conditioning for 8-12 months is expected.

This post has been edited by BarefootBrews: Oct 21 2004, 08:03 PM
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Lonnie Mac
post Oct 21 2004, 05:56 PM
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Ahhh this looks great. I have just about mastered Orval. My last batch was amazing. And funny enough, my recipe is very close to yours. I use the Orval schedule... 10 weeks... Thats all I can take.
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post Oct 21 2004, 08:02 PM
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I followed a hopping schedule with Styrian Goldings and Saaz....which is more akin to Duvel than Orval.
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post Oct 22 2004, 01:32 AM
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QUOTE(colplink @ Oct 21 2004, 06:56 PM)
I have just about mastered Orval.

Let's see that recipe as well! Orval is my favorite. Anyway, looks good BarefootBrews!

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post Oct 22 2004, 04:23 PM
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Can this be done by partial mash? I don't full grain brew yet and would still like to try this.

Especially the Orval recipe mentioned. (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/biggrin.gif)
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