Friday, April 16, 2010

Belgian Honey Pale Ale Recipe

I'm a member of the local homebrew club Bruclear that meets every first Tuesday at the Craft Ale House in Limerick PA. Every quarter the club does a "club only" competition. The 2nd Quarter 2010 comp is being referred to as the "Iron Chef" Competition. Basically there is a set list of ingredients that we have to choose from and one specialty ingredient that everyone has to use. In this case that ingredient is honey. I decided to brew up a Belgian Honey Pale Ale for the competition. If you live in the area and feel like stopping by I plan to brew on Saturday afternoon. Here is the recipe.

6 Gallon Batch

Brew Day = 4/17/10

10 lbs of 2-Row
1 lb of Crystal 40
½ lb of CaraPils

.75 lb of Wildflower Honey

0.75 oz of Chinook for 60 Minutes
1 oz of Saaz for 15 Minutes
1 oz of Cascade @ KO
.25 oz of Chinook @ KO

Wyeast 1214 and 3522 (this is the Chimay and AChouffe strains, heard they go well together so going to give the whole pitching two yeast strains idea a go)

Pre-Boil Gravity = 1.038
OG = 1.054
FG = 1.013
ABV = 5.5%
IBU = 33

1 comment: