Belgian Pale Ale – 5 gallon batch

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A lighter Belgian beer, similar to a English Ale – with a medium copper color.

Not overly hoppy or malty.

Brewed on 4/7/2013 – OG was 1.059

Kegged Beer on 4/14/2013 – FG was 1.015

ABV% 5.78%

Standard mash at 152F for 30 minutes, boil for 60 minutes, ferment below 70F.

ABV / Alcohol by Volume: 5~6% +/- ( depends on the efficient of your brew equipment and your brew skills )

  • 12 lb Euroean Pale
  • 1 lb 2-row malt
  • 1 lb Victory malt
  • 1 lb Cara Munich malt
  • 1/2 lb of light sugar or honey or brown sugar – ( end of boil ), we used brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 oz Kent Golding hops – [ 1 oz at 20 minutes and 3/4 at 60 minutes ]
  • 1 1/2 oz Saaz hops – [ 1 oz at 10 minutes and 1/2 at 15 minutes ]

Use your house Belgian yeast or try: White Labs Belgian Ale (WLP550) or Abbey Ale (WLP530).

We ramp up slowly the yeast temperature starting at low 60s in the fermentor for metabolism reasons, so that the beers attenuation is not affected.

… more information will be posted later with OG, FG, thanks!