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Biere de Garde

#1 Post by supersloth » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:47 pm

Hello everyone this is a recipe that I brewed on MLK day. It is a Biere de Noel from farmhouse ales. Its been in the primary for 10 days and still going.



Noel

A ProMash Recipe Report

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 7.00 Wort Size (Gal): 7.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 17.37
Anticipated OG: 1.074 Plato: 17.90
Anticipated SRM: 12.5
Anticipated IBU: 22.9
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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66.2 11.50 lbs. Pilsen (2 Row) France 1.039 2
20.2 3.50 lbs. Munich Malt Germany 1.037 8
5.8 1.00 lbs. Turbinado Sugar Generic 1.046 0
4.3 0.75 lbs. CaraMunich 60 France 1.034 60
2.9 0.50 lbs. Wheat Malt America 1.038 2
0.7 0.12 lbs. KilnBlack Malt France 1.030 525

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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1.50 oz. Fuggle Pellet 4.75 18.2 60 min.
0.75 oz. Hallertauer Pellet 4.00 4.6 20 min.
0.25 oz. Hallertauer Pellet 4.00 0.0 0 min.
0.50 oz. Fuggle Pellet 4.75 0.0 0 min.


Yeast
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WYeast 1338 European Ale


Mash Schedule
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Mash Type: Single Step

Grain Lbs: 16.37
Water Qts: 17.88 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 4.47 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.09 - Before Additional Infusions

Saccharification Rest Temp : 149 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp : 170 Time: 10
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 10


Total Mash Volume Gal: 5.78 - Dough-In Infusion Only

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.



I it my OG dead on with about a QT left in the pot. This was the first beer
that I had brewed in a year. :) I will keep you posted on how it turns out


Gordo
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#2 Post by supersloth » Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:04 pm

After 20 days the FG was at 1.014. Racked into a new carboy and put into the fridge at 40 degrees. Will keep it there for a month.

Gordo
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#3 Post by Snowman » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:35 pm

I can assure you that this is a great recipe...I've brewed it twice and LOVE IT!

Save a pint for me to try. I'd trade you but mine is gone :) It is a beer that really shines at about 6 months of garde!

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#4 Post by supersloth » Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:38 pm

Snowman I dont know if I can wait 6 months! :lol:

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#5 Post by Snowman » Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:52 am

Trust me it gets better with time...Like it now you will love it if you garde it for at least a few months!

I do have a galllon left that I pulled off and added some cherries to but need to get it carbed up.

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#6 Post by supersloth » Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:12 pm

Since you twisted my arm.OK,I'll give it a shot. Six months it is.The best way to forget about a beer is to brew more beer! :) And I was wrong it is at 36 degrees.

Gordo
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#7 Post by Dale Wheeler » Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:33 am

So have you been able to wait 6 months??
I made this last year and it is nearly all gone. I agree with the aging, but I enjoyed it at all levels of aging. I will say that now at about 12 months (current age) it's taking on a bit of a harsh note.
Keep us posted.
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#8 Post by supersloth » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:17 am

Nope! :oops: I just couldnt wait. I think there is about 2 gal left in the keg. I will make this one again,but I will do 10 gal this time.


Gordo
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