Pale Days Ahead - Belgian Pale Ale

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Pale Days Ahead - Belgian Pale Ale

Post by ECH » 3 years ago

Just want to get you guys opinion on this. Had a beer down in NH over the summer, Belgian Pale Ale with Mosaic and Equinox, thought it was fantastic, and while the brewery is being mum on what is in it, I still want to give a shot at trying to replicate it.

Ingredients

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
15.0 oz Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 1 10.1 %
15.0 oz Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 2 10.1 %
4.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 3 2.7 %
4.0 oz Caramunich II (Weyermann) (63.0 SRM) Grain 4 2.7 %
15.0 oz Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 5 10.1 %
6 lbs Pilsner Liquid Extract (3.5 SRM) Extract 6 64.4 %
0.50 oz Merkur (Hallertauer Merkur) [14.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 7 26.8 IBUs
0.50 oz Merkur (Hallertauer Merkur) [14.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 8 20.6 IBUs
0.50 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 9 -
1.00 oz Equinox [15.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 10 11.4 IBUs
1.00 oz Equinox [15.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 11 11.4 IBUs
1.00 oz Mosaic (HBC 369) [12.25 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 12 9.3 IBUs
1.00 oz Mosaic (HBC 369) [12.25 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 13 9.3 IBUs
1.0 pkg Belgian Ale Yeast (Wyeast Labs #1214) [124.21 ml] Yeast 14 -
1.00 oz Equinox [15.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 15 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Mosaic (HBC 369) [12.25 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 16 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Equinox [15.00 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 17 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Mosaic (HBC 369) [12.25 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 18 0.0 IBUs




5 Gallon batch, 5% ABV, 89IBUs

I was just playing around with when to put the Mosaic and Equinox in it, which is why I have 1oz of each, twice at 5min, as I had one oz of each at 5min and then again at flameout, which actually drops the IBU to about 68.

Combination of what I have left for grains and hops here. Merkur is probably not a traditional hop for a Belgian Pale, but have it on hand in the freezer....for awhile, so should probably use it.

If I add the whole oz at 60min, with 1oz each of Mosaic and Equinox at 5 and flameout, bumps it up to about 74IBU, and 2oz of each Mosaic and Equinox at 5min, bumps it way up to 95IBUs....either way you slice it...wayyyy over the IBU amount for a Belgian Pale.

Which way would you go with the hops?

As well...how about the Aromatic and Biscuit malts? I have about 15oz of each here left over from another batch, too much? Not enough? More so for the Aromatic than the Biscuit.

Trying to make this up with having to buy as little ingredients as I can, at this point basically just need the Pilsner LME and the Equinox hops.

What about adding in corn sugar to the boil? I don't want to sweeten it up too much, but it would dry it out some and about 8oz to the boil would bump the ABV to about 5.7%

Anyway, just looking for some opinions.

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Re: Pale Days Ahead - Belgian Pale Ale

Post by Goulaigan » 3 years ago

I would probly leave out the caramel and possibly the caramunich myself, not sure how they would be in a belgian pale ale, just my opinion / preference tho

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Re: Pale Days Ahead - Belgian Pale Ale

Post by ECH » 3 years ago

Trying to replicate a beer I had in the US over the summer. They billed it as a Belgian Pale Ale, but it has a hazy orange color to it.

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