Belgian Golden Strong Ale – All Grain GONE



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).

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
14.00 pounds Belgian Plisen Malt 50%
14.00 pounds American Pale Malt (2-Row) 50%
28.00 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%


Amount Adjunct
3.00 pounds Sucrose (Table Sugar)


Amount Hop Time AA
1.00 ounces Magnum 60 min 12.5%
2.00 ounces Golding 30 min 5.2%
1.00 ounces Golding 1 min 5.2%
4.00 ounces Total Hop Weight


Name Lab/Manufacturer Product ID Amount
Bastogne Belgian Ale White Labs WLP510 2000 ml

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

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


Mash profile for most well-modified malts.

Mash Steps

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

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

Water Profile Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Fermentation and Aging

28 days @ 72° F
48 days @ 60° F

Bastogne Golden Blonde

Date Brewed:  

Brew Day Data

  Target Actual Notes
Strike Water Amount: 9.3    
Strike Water Temperature:      
Mash Temperature(s):      
Mash Time:      
Sparge Water Amount: 7.6    
Sparge Water Temperature:      
Pre-Boil Gravity:      
Pre-Boil Amount: 11    
Post-Boil Amount: 10    
Boil Time: 90    
OG: 1.072 / 17.5° P    
Mash PH:      
Boil PH:      

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