Brewer's Best Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale - Extract

Recipe Description

This Strong Ale recipe creates a copper-brown color from the generous, yet diverse, liquid malt extract addition. Dark brown soft candi sugar contributes robust and unique flavors commonly found in Belgian style ales. The high gravity is balanced with clean bittering and spicy aromas that round out this complex ale.

  • Batch Size: 5 gal (18.9 L)
  • Boil Size: 2.5 gal (9.5 L)
  • Boil Time: 60 mins

Ingredients

  • Grains/Fermentables
  • 6.6 lbs (2.99 kg) Light Liquid Malt Extract (4 °L)
  • 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg) Dark Liquid Malt Extract (30 °L)
  • 1 lbs (0.45 kg) Dark Brown Sugar (50 °L)
  • 0.5 lbs (0.23 kg) Belgian Aromatic (22.5 °L)
  • Hops
  • 0.5 oz (14.17 g) Millennium Pellet 15.5% AA (Boil - 60 mins)
  • 0.5 oz (14.17 g) Brewer's Gold Pellet 9.2% AA (Boil - 30 mins)
  • Yeast
  • Safbrew T-58 (Dry)

Directions

Temperature Step: Mash at 155 °F (68 °C) for 20 minutes.

Hold in primary fermentor for 5 days at 70 °F (21 °C).

Transfer to secondary fermentor for 9 days at 70 °F (21 °C).

Allow to carbonate and age for 14 days at 70 °F (21 °C).

If you started brewing this beer today you could be drinking it by Jan. 11, 2018. Start brewing this recipe.