BrewBlog: Bastogne Golden Blonde
Brewer: Geoff Humphrey
Brew Date: September 26, 2010
Yield: 10 gallons
Color (SRM/EBC):
Bitterness (Calc): 36 IBU (Rager)
BU/GU: 0.5
Calories: 234 (12 ounces)
Conditioning: Keg
ABV: 8.1%
ABW: 6.3%
Batch No: 24-2010
OG: 1.072
OG (Plato): 17.51° P
Target OG: 1.079
Reading 1: 1.024  (21 days)
FG: 1.011
FG (Plato): 2.81° P
Target FG: 1.009
Real Extract: 5.47° P
App. Atten.: 83.9%
Real Atten.: 68.8%
Status: Conditioning
General Information
Method: All Grain

The OG reported is without the sugar addition. Added the sugar as fermentation reached its peak.

After three weeks in primary the fermentation is only down to 1.024. Definitely needs to be drier - swirled and added heat and yeast energizer. If it's still not fermenting down, I'll add some US-05 to get things where they should be (October 18, 2010).

No movement in gravity. Added some US-05 to round out fermentation (October 21, 2010).

Scale Recipe
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Malts and Grains
3.00 pounds Sucrose (Table Sugar)  
Total Boil Time: 90 minutes
Name: Bastogne Belgian Ale
Manufacturer: White Labs
Product ID: WLP510
Type: Ale
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 77%
Temperature Range: 66–72°F
Amount: 2000 ml
Equipment Profile

15 Gallon/57 Liter Brew Pot (15) and 10 Gallon/38 Liter Cooler Mash Tun

Batch Size: 10.00 gallons Boil Volume: 12.55 gallons
Evaporation Rate: 9.00% per hour Mash Tun Dead Space: 0.80 gallons
Efficiency: 72% Mash Tun Weight: 9.00 pounds
Hop Utilization: 100% Mash Tun Volume: 10.00 gallons
Loss: 1.00 gallons Mash Tun Specific Heat: 0.30 Cal/gram per °C
Mash Profile

Single Infusion Mash, Light Bodied Beer, No Mash Out

Grain Temperature: 72°F Tun Temperature: 72°F
Sparge Temperature: 168°F PH: 5.4
PPG: 27.3 Efficiency: 77%

Mash profile for most well-modified malts.


# Name Type Time Temp. Description
1 Mash In Infusion 75 min. 150°F

Add 100% of mash water at 162° F / 72° C

Water Profile

Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Calicum: 31.4 ppm
Bicarbonate: 56.9 ppm
Sulfate: 41.1 ppm
Chloride: 0.9 ppm
Sodium: 27.0 ppm
Magnesium: 3.5 ppm
PH: 5.4%

Filtered through standard charcoal system.

Primary: 28 days @ 72° F
Age: 48 days @ 60° F
Tasting Reviews
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Bottle Label
Awards & Competitions
Entry Name: Bastogne Golden Blonde
Competition: Peterson AFB
Date: Feb 18, 2011
Style: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
Place: 3rd (Bronze)
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