Home > Ingredients > Beer Ingredient Kits (All Grain) >

Belgian Dark Strong Ale (Quadruple) - 5 Gallon All Grain Recipe Kit (Advanced)
Belgian Dark Strong Ale (Quadruple) - 5 Gallon All Grain Recipe Kit (Advanced)


 
Our Price: $49.99

Quantity in Stock:3

Product Code: AGKIT_BELGIANQUAD


The following items are included with this product:



Grain Milling Option:


Qty:  
Description
 
If you've ever had the opportunity to try Westvleteren 12 (extremely rare in the U.S) or the more easily found St. Bernardus ABT 12, you know how rich and flavorful a perfectly crafted Belgian Quad (dark strong) can be. We list this kit as "advanced" primarily because the mash schedule is recommended as a step mash (protein rest and two sacc rests). If you have step mashing figured out you're good to go. Second, the fermentation is going to make a lot of heat so you do need to have a way to keep the first week of fermentation in the range of 67-69F which would be closer to 60-62F ambient temps. After a few days of precise control, you can it rise to 70F until fermentation is complete and the beer clears up. Third, this recipe does require making a yeast starter or spending quite a bit of money on multiple packs of yeast. Finally, it also requires varsity level patience because it will begin tasting right after 6-9 months in the keg or bottle and may improve all the way to 1-2 years old.

This is big bold beer that pushes a dark dried fruit character such as figs and prunes, a warming alcohol note, and then a bone dry finish. About 14 pounds of Belgian Pilsner grain, coupled with 3 pounds of Belgian Candi Syrup gets you a very fermentable wort.



For emphasis: This kit does not include yeast, it must be selected from the accessories list on the right.

YEAST:
We recommend a single pack of Omega OYL-028 or White Labs WLP530 built up to a 2 liter starter on a stir plate. It's not really practical to pitch multiple packs without a starter because you would need about FOUR packs. Two packs of dry Safbrew BE-256 could be a reasonable alternative but we have not verified satisfactory results with this recipe.

If you plan to bottle condition (you should), you can also add a 5oz pack of priming sugar via the accessory list on the right.


Assuming 75% efficiency into the boil kettle:
Est Original Gravity:
1.070 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.002 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 9.3 %
Bitterness: 23 IBUs
Est Color: 24 SRM
Mash at 120F, 148F, 158F


Acceptable modifications to this recipe:
  • Add one extra pound of Pilsner Malt if your system has lower efficiency

Accessories
Priming Sugar Corn Sugar Dextrose 5 oz
Our Price: $1.00

Add
Priming Sugar Corn Sugar Dextrose 5 oz
White Labs PPNG WLP530 Abbey Ale Liquid Yeast Pack
Our Price: $13.99

Add
White Labs PPNG WLP530 Abbey Ale Liquid Yeast Pack
Omega Labs OYL-028 Belgian Ale "W" High Gravity (Compares to WLP530 and WY3787) 150ml Liquid Slurry
Our Price: $9.35

Add
Omega Labs OYL-028 Belgian Ale "W" High Gravity (Compares to WLP530 and WY3787) 150ml Liquid Slurry
Fermentis Safbrew Abbaye Dry Yeast BE-256 11.5 g
Our Price: $4.45

Add
Fermentis Safbrew Abbaye Dry Yeast BE-256 11.5 g
Pilsner Malt Belgian, Dingemans LB
Our Price: $1.80

Add
Pilsner Malt Belgian, Dingemans LB

Share your knowledge of this product. Be the first to write a review »