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poggor

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Hi all!

I have just had my latest brew- an attempt at a strong belgian blond like a leffe etc- going for 8 days in the fermenter at 20c
The recipe is below- OG was 1.065.
Now the SG is around 1.011.

My questions are these:

1. is this where the gravity will stop given the high amount of fermentables? seems a little too high?
2. my beer is still pretty cloudy. what is the best way to get it clearer? put it in secondary and wait? filter? any suggestions?


tastes great though!


cheers


g


Recipe: Abdij van Tuin Blond
Style: 18A-Belgian Strong Ale-Belgian Blond Ale

Recipe Overview

Wort Volume Before Boil: 18.00 l
Wort Volume After Boil: 17.00 l
Volume Transferred: 17.00 l
Water Added: 3.00 l
Volume At Pitching: 20.00 l
Final Batch Volume: 19.00 l
Expected Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.013 SG
Expected OG: 1.065 SG
Expected FG: 1.011 SG
Expected ABV: 7.3 %
Expected ABW: 5.7 %
Expected IBU (using Tinseth): 21.2
Expected Color: 13.2 EBC
Apparent Attenuation: 83.0 %
Mash Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Duration: 60.0 mins
Fermentation Temperature: 22 degC

Fermentables
Belgian Pilsen Malt 0.500 kg (12.5 %) In Mash/Steeped
Belgian Munich Malt 0.250 kg (6.3 %) In Mash/Steeped
Belgian Caramel Amber Malt 0.150 kg (3.8 %) In Mash/Steeped
German Melanoidin Malt 0.100 kg (2.5 %) In Mash/Steeped
Extract - Light Dried Malt Extract 2.500 kg (62.5 %) Start Of Boil
Sugar - Candi Sugar Pale 0.500 kg (12.5 %) End Of Boil

Hops
Slovenian Styrian Goldings (3.6 % alpha) 30 g Loose Pellet Hops used 60 Min From End
Czech Saaz (3.5 % alpha) 15 g Loose Pellet Hops used 30 Min From End
Slovenian Styrian Goldings (3.6 % alpha) 10 g Loose Pellet Hops used 30 Min From End
Czech Saaz (3.5 % alpha) 10 g Loose Pellet Hops used 10 Min From End

Other Ingredients

Yeast: Wyeast 3787-Trappist High Gravity

Mash Schedule
Mash Type: Extract with Mini-mash
Schedule Name:Single Step Infusion (65C/149F)
Step: Rest at 65 degC for 60 mins
 

poggor

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hmmm.. no replies?

what about gelatin and polyclar? is that a reasonable thing to do for an ale?

cheers

g
 

DUANNE

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on the calculater im using that is 82% attenuation and should be fine. to clear the beer crash chill cold as you can then fine with gelatine wait a day and then use polyclar. it should come out very clear after that treatment and no need to risk ruining the beer by using a secondary.
 

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on the calculater im using that is 82% attenuation and should be fine. to clear the beer crash chill cold as you can then fine with gelatine wait a day and then use polyclar. it should come out very clear after that treatment and no need to risk ruining the beer by using a secondary.

Will i still be able to carbonate in the bottle? will the gelatin/polyclar remove the yeast?
 

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does anyone know if that regime with the gelatin and the polyclar would have any negative effect on the carbonation in the bottle?


cheers


g
 

DUANNE

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should carbonate just fine, it might take a bit longer than usual because a lot of the yeast will have dropped out of suspension but will be fine otherwise.
 

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