Quad IPA – no name yet

Beer Details

Style: Belgian Dark Strong (hoppy) Ale
Batch Size: 12 gallons
Target OG: 1.097
Target FG: 1.010
Mash Temp: 148 F
Strike Water: 13 Gallons at 159 F
Batch Sparge Water: 7 Gallons at 175F

Grains

  • 21 lbs American 2-Row
  • 10 lbs Red Wheat
  • 2 lbs vienna
  • 2 lbs Caramel Malt 40L
  • 2 lbs Belgian Aromatic Malt
  • 1 lb Extra Special
  • 1 lb Carafoam
  • 3lbs Flaked Corn
  • 3lbs light candi sugar

Hops

  • 2 Ounce Saaz 60 min
  • 2 Ounce Saaz 30 min
  • 2 Ounces Sorachi Ace 30 min
  • 1 Ounce Citra 15 min
  • 1 Ounce Hallertauer Hersbrucker 15 min
  • 2 ounces Citra 5 Min
  • 1 Ounce Sorachi Ace Flameout
  • Dry hop 4 ounces Citra

Yeast

  • White Labs WLP530 Belgian Abbey Ale

 

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To send summer packing we brewed the biggest belgian beer we have ever brewed with 42 pounds of grain for a 12 gallon batch. The beer is a combination of both of our favorite styles, Davids being IPA and Belgian beers for me. There really isn’t a style category for this beer but the closest I was able to get was a Belgian Dark Strong Ale but the IBU’s are way too high for that category. Brew started off great, David showed up right on time at 10:00 and I was clear headed which was surprising considering we were up pretty late playing poker the night before.. We hauled the equipment down and went to work, perfect temps were hit and  Andrew my little guy also pitched in to help out.

 

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