Our AABG Knob Creek Barrel Project group decided to rebrew our Belgian Golden ale. This is our first re-brewing of a previous recipe and a testament to how good that beer was.
Brewed 2018-07-18. Yielded about 21 gallons at 1.071 OG, I was targeting more gallons at lower gravity but this was okay. I could always add water at the end of the brewday, but it feels wrong.
Recipe was shaped by the convenience of using a full bag of malt. It’s here on BrewToad. I omitted the CaraPils because I didn’t have any, but would recommend it if brewing again.
The recipe was as simple as it gets:
- 55 lbs Pils malt
- 2 oz Magnum hops (12.5% AA) @ 75 minutes
- Repitched the CCYL 129 Eagle River yeast used in Batch 77: Zingibier VI.
Had a boilover, doh.
Quick active fermentation. Racked about 16 gallons into the barrel a few weeks later, reserving one 5 gallon share to drink clean.
One participant in the barrel project wasn’t able to participate this round, so we covered his share by adding a carboy of 2-year-old Quadrupel ale I had lying around. It was too dull and boozy to drink and had become slightly oxidized. This will slightly boost the SRM of the combined beer and the other 90% of the fresh beer should cover up the oxidation notes.