Brew Day: 21 Dec 2015
8 oz Rahr Pale Ale Malt
4 oz GoldPils
3 oz Gambrinus Honey Malt
1 oz CaraPils
*I followed my normal partial mash process.
Boil (60 min):
1 lb Pilsen DME (@ 60 min)
3.5 oz corn sugar (@ 60 min)
7 g Czech Saaz (@ 60 min)
*I cooled the wort and pitched the yeast using my usual process
|12 hrs after pitching yeast|
Addendum, 4 Jan: Bottled tonight, with just a bit more than an ounce of table sugar dissolved in 1/2 cup of boiling water. Ended up with 9 bottles. I'm looking forward to trying this one...it's not the first time I've used the T-58 yeast, but I'm looking at bottling some variation of this recipe (or a hefeweizen) near the summer in small soda bottles, so I can take them with us while tubing.
Addendum, 19 Jan: Tasting. Wow, this one turned out really well! Nice golden color, good carbonation, very light lacing. Smells and tastes like a Belgian ale. On the next rendition, I'm going to take a look at backing off of the malt bill for the partial mash just a bit, and do a first wort hop with about 7 g of German Perle hops. The T-58 yeast handled the extra sugar very well; by the time I got to the bottom of my glass, I knew I'd had a Belgian-style ale.
Addendum, 22 Jan: Opened another one of these for my wife tonight; got an AMAZING banana nose right out of the bottle, so much so that I almost kept it to myself just to smell it! She really likes this beer, much more so than some of the stuff I've brought home from the store. Definitely a keeper.
Addendum, 30 Jan: Went to pour one for my wife tonight, while she was watching TV in the evening. I came around the end of the couch, and she was out cold. Oh, well...one for me. Definite scent of banana, and a bit of booziness from the alcohol content.