Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Brisby's Blond Ale

Brisby? Mrs. Johnathan Brisby?

After a while, it gets boring naming your French and Belgian beers after types of mice, so I thought I'd name this one after one of my favorite mice in literature. This is a Belgian blond that is going to be brewed for the Brewer's Heritage Festival on June 11th and 12th in Forrest Park. Last year's ale went very quickly and so I hope this one will be just as popular.

Malt bill:
9.5 lb Briess Brewers 2-row Malt
0.5 lb Briess White Wheat Malt
0.5 lb DeWolf-Cosyns Aromatic
1 lb Cane sugar

Hops bill:
2.5 oz Styrian Golding (2.6% AA, Pellet) @ 60 min.

Yeast: WhiteLabs WLP530 Abbey Ale

Spiced with:
0.5 oz crushed coriander, 0 minutes
0.5 tsp Grains of paradise, 0 minutes
0.25 oz Curacao (sweet) orange peel, 0 minutes
0.25 oz Valencia (bitter) orange peel, 0 minutes

OG: 1.068
FG: 1.015
ABV: 7.2%
IBU: 23
SRM: 5

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