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Pope St. Nicholas the Greatís Golden Tongue

From the BrewBlog of The Weiss Guys
Centennial, Colorado USA

Printed September 19, 2020
Specifics
Style: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Brewer: Rick Wheeler
Brew Date: November 13, 2011
Yield: 7 gallons
Color (SRM/EBC): 19.7/38.9
Bitterness: 21.6 IBU (Tinseth)
BU/GU 0.2
Calories: 365 (12 ounces)
Conditioning: Bottles
ABV: 11.1%
ABW: 8.6%
Bottling ABV: 11.6%
Batch No: 18
OG: 1.110
OG (Plato): 25.9° P
Target OG: 1.099
Reading 1: 0.048  (19 days)
Reading 2: 0.040  (62 days)
FG: 1.027
FG (Plato): 6.82° P
Target FG: 1.025
Real Extract: 10.27° P
App. Atten.: 73.7%
Real Atten.: 60.4%
General Information
Method: Extract

Recipe: Rick’s Gulden Tong

Recipe
Extracts
16.00 pounds LME - Light 64.9% of grist
3.00 pounds LME - Amber 12.2% of grist
0.75 pounds LME - Wheat 3% of grist
19.75 pounds Total Extract Weight 80.1% of grist
Grains
1.40 pounds Belgian Aromatic Malt 5.7% of grist
1.40 pounds Brew at Home CaraVienne 5.7% of grist
1.40 pounds Belgian Special B Malt 5.7% of grist
0.70 pounds German Melanoidin Malt 2.8% of grist
4.90 pounds Total Grain Weight 19.9% of grist
Adjuncts
1.40 pounds Dememera Sugar  
Hops
3.39 ounces Hallertauer Gold 4% Pellets @ 60 minutes
Type: Bittering
Use: Boil
13.6 AAUs
3.39 ounces Total Hop Weight 13.6 AAUs
Boil
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
Yeast
Name: Abbey IV Ale Yeast
Manufacturer: White Labs
Product ID: WLP540
Type: Ale
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 74-82%
Alcohol Tolerance: High
Temperature Range: 66–72°F
Amount: 3000 ml
Water Profile

Denver, Colorado

Calicum: 31.5 ppm
Bicarbonate: 104 ppm
Sulfate: 50.8 ppm
Chloride: 23.5 ppm
Sodium: 21.4 ppm
Magnesium: 8.5 ppm
PH: 7.8%
Fermentation
Primary: 14 days @ 68° F
Secondary: 14 days @ 68° F
BJCP Style Info
Style: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
O.G.: 1.075 - 1.110
F.G.: 1.010 - 1.024
ABV: 8.0 - 11.0%
Bitterness: 20 - 35 IBUs
Color: 12 - 22 SRM
Info:
A dark, very rich, complex, very strong Belgian ale. Complex, rich, smooth and dangerous.

Commercial Examples: Westvleteren 12 (yellow cap), Rochefort 10 (blue cap), St. Bernardus Abt 12, Gouden Carolus Grand Cru of the Emperor, Achel Extra Brune, Rochefort 8 (green cap), Southampton Abbot 12, Chimay Grande Reserve (Blue), Brasserie des Rocs Grand Cru, Gulden Draak, Kasteelbier Bière du Chateau Donker, Lost Abbey Judgment Day, Russian River Salvation.

Brew Day Data
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