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Hot Weather Belgian IPA Extract
ABV4.30 %
BJCP Style
19E. Belgian And French Ale, Belgian Specialty Ale
A refreshing, belgian golden ale specifically designed for warm-weather brewing. Brew this safely up to about 80 degrees F. The belgian yeast, lower fermentables and liberal dosing of hops keep you brewing when everyone else has given up.
Submitted by hentaibrau on 06-Nov-2006

Recipe Details
Tasting Notes Fruity (tropical) and floral with late grassy notes. If brewed at cooler temps, the fruitiness would decrease somewhat. The beer is fairly light in both color and mouthfeel. This actually worked quite well, for a beer brewed during August!
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Boil Volume 3.00 gallons
Boil Time 60 minutes
Batch Size 5.00 gallons
Yeast White Labs Belgian Ale Yeast (75% app. attenuation)
Primary Fermentation 3 Days
Secondary Fermentation 7 Days
Other Fermentation 2 weeks in bottle
Procedure The secret to this brew is very strict sanitation and a quick fermentation. Do not let the beer sit on the yeast dregs longer than necessary. Begin with a basic partial mash. Steep accessory grains at 150 degrees F for 45 minutes followed by sparging with 170 degree water. Continue brewing as normal. Use a counter-flow chiller if you have it. If not, boil only 3 gallons of wort and chill with 2 gallons of bottled/filtered water.
  Style Comparison
  Low   High
OG 1.040 1.043 1.070
FG 1.008 1.010 1.016
IBU 20 46 40
SRM 3 5 8
ABV 4 4.30 8
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Note Gravity Points Color
85.7 % 6.00 Light Malt Extract Syrup 30.6 2.0
7.1 % 0.50 Belgian Biscuit 2.3 23.0
7.1 % 0.50 Belgian Wheat 2.9 1.8
  7.00     35.7  
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Note Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
50.0 % 2.00 Saaz Pellet 3.5 7.0 60 0.056 38.9
50.0 % 2.00 Saaz Pellet 3.5 7.0 5 0.010 6.9
  4.00               46.0