BrewBlog: Dubbel
General Information
Method: All Grain




12.2B at the start of the boil (grain only).  Sugars added at 30 minutes, slowly and with low flame.

Very fast start to the ferment which was carried out at 66F.

On 2017-12-19 after the krausen had mostly fallen, the carboy was placed on a heating pad set to '4' and the temperature increased to 74F to encourage attenuation.

Scale Recipe
Enter desired final yield (volume):
Malts and Grains
0.63 pounds Candi Sugar, Dark  
0.50 pounds Sucrose (Table Sugar)  
0.40 oz. (crushed) Coriander Seed @ 1 minutes  
1 Whirlfloc @ 15 minutes  
1/2 tsp. Yeast Nutrient @ 15 minutes  
5 ea. (crushed) Peppercorn @ 1 minutes  
Total Boil Time: 90 minutes
Name: Belgian Ale
Manufacturer: Wyeast
Product ID: 1214
Type: Ale
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 74%
Temperature Range: 58–68°F
Amount: 2000 ml
Equipment Profile

Red rectangular cooler

Batch Size: 5 gallons Boil Volume: 7 gallons
Evaporation Rate: 9% per hour Mash Tun Dead Space: 0 gallons
Efficiency: 80% Mash Tun Weight: 10 pounds
Hop Utilization: 100% Mash Tun Volume: 10 gallons
Loss: .5 gallons Mash Tun Specific Heat: .3 Cal/gram per °C

Suitable for larger batches, up to 25 pounds of grain in a thick mash.

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%

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

Prepared by GWMAP


Mash in: 3.5gal @ 163F -> 148F (1.14); rest 30 minutes

Infuse: 3qt @ boil -> 158F (1.39); rest 60 minutes

Mash out: 1.5gal @boil -> 170F (1.84)

Batch sparge with an additional 2.75gal

Special Procedures

Dark sugar made by caramelizing 2.5 lbs sucrose with 1t tartaric acid and 1T honey.  Cooked 4 hours at 270F, with an ending at 280F to hit soft crack.  The color is just a shade darker than dark brown bottle glass of the same thickness.

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