Belgian Specialty Ale – All Grain GONE


General Info

In salute to La Chouffe's Houblon Chouffe.

Combo double session brewed with Aaron Bush from RHBC. Two batches of the same recipe with two different yeasts.

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
12.00 pounds German Pilsen Malt (2-Row) 50%
12.00 pounds American Pale Malt (2-Row) 50%
24.00 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%


Amount Adjunct
4.50 pounds Sucrose (Table Sugar)


Amount Non-Fermentable Time
15 grams Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) 60 minutes


Amount Hop Time AA
2.00 ounces Centennial 60 min 11.5%
1.00 ounces Centennial 20 min 11.5%
2.50 ounces Saaz 7 min 5.5%
1.50 ounces Amarillo 0 min 8.2%
7.00 ounces Total Hop Weight


Name Lab/Manufacturer Product ID Amount
Belgian Ardennes Wyeast 3522 3000 ml

Equipment Profile Converted Keg, 10 Gallon/38 Liter Cooler Mash Tun


Converted 15.5 gallon/59 liter keg boil kettle for full boil with a 10 gallon/38 liter cooler as a mash/lauter tun.

Mash Profile Single Infusion Mash, Medium Bodied Beer, No Mash Out


Mash profile for most well-modified malts.

Mash Steps

# Name Time Temp. Description
1 Mash In 60 min. 154°F

Add 100% of mash water at 166° F / 74° C

Water Profile Highlands Ranch, Colorado


Single infusion at 154° F.

Optionally, add minerals, salts to harden the brewing water (a Beer Advocate article mentions "Burtonizing" the water).

Fermentation and Aging

14 days @ 75° F
21 days @ 32° F

Friar Confounded (Ardennes)

Date Brewed:  

Brew Day Data

  Target Actual Notes
Strike Water Amount: 8    
Strike Water Temperature:      
Mash Temperature(s):      
Mash Time:      
Sparge Water Amount: 8.1    
Sparge Water Temperature:      
Pre-Boil Gravity:      
Pre-Boil Amount: 11    
Post-Boil Amount: 10    
Boil Time: 90    
OG: 1.078 / 18.9° P    
Mash PH:      
Boil PH:      

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