BrewBlog: Belgian Pale Ale
Specifics
General Information
Method: All Grain
Comments

2016-12-20: Brewed.  Smack pack didn't inflate, though it wasn't old and hadn't been abused.  Pitched with unprepared yeast from a jar, last used for the Grand Cru in May.

Fermentation eventually started, but it was slow.

2016-12-30: Transferred to secondary to make room for the Gout Stout.  Moved the secondary to the beer room where it's a bit warmer (66F).  Some evidence of continued fermentation.

Scale Recipe
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Reference
Malts and Grains
Reference
Hops
Boil
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
Reference
Yeast
Name: Belgian Ale
Manufacturer: Wyeast
Product ID: 1214
Type: Ale
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 74%
Temperature Range: 58–68°F
Amount: 150 ml
Equipment Profile

Tall cooler

Batch Size: 5 gallons Boil Volume: 7 gallons
Evaporation Rate: 9% per hour Mash Tun Dead Space: .4 gallons
Efficiency: 80% Mash Tun Weight: 10 pounds
Hop Utilization: 100% Mash Tun Volume: 7 gallons
Loss: .5 gallons Mash Tun Specific Heat: .3 Cal/gram per °C
Notes:

Suitable for standard mashes that finish below 1.9 qt/lb with 12 pounds of grain.

Preheat with 9F-gallons

Water Profile

Hastings, Minnesota

Calicum: 55 ppm
Bicarbonate: 196 ppm
Sulfate: 7.9 ppm
Chloride: 8.9 ppm
Sodium: 3 ppm
Magnesium: 24 ppm
PH: 7.4%
Notes:

Taken from:
"Ground Water Quality in Cottage Grove, MN, June 2000"

Prepared by GWMAP

Procedure

Strike with 10qt at 150F for a 136F mash (1.11), rest 20 minutes.

Infuse with 3.5qt at boil  for a sacc rest at 152F (1.50), rest 40 minutes.

Infuse with 5.6qt for a mash out at 168F (2.12).

Sparge with an additional 14qt.

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