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Gold Faithful Belgian Extra Pale Ale
Belgian Pale Ale is the often overlooked cousin to its English counterpart. It's been around hundreds of years and comes in numerous variations. A fine version gives you great complexity and will often showcase Saaz and Goldings type hops. This one comes in a bit hoppier than traditional, and uses Antwerp Ale yeast to accentuate the bitterness and hop flavors.
Style: Belgian / French Ales
Batch Size: 5 gallons
Recipe Type: Extract with grain
Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Team
Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style 5 lbs CBW® Pilsen Light DME 60 min boil 1 lb Goldpils® Vienna Malt Steeping grain 0.75 lb Aromatic Munich Malt Steeping grain 0.25 lb Special Roast Malt Steeping grain 1 oz Saaz Hops (3.5% AAU) 60 min boil 1 oz Styrian Aurora Hops (6.0% AAU) 30 min boil 1 oz Saaz Hops (3.5% AAU) 20 min boil 1 oz Styrian Aurora Hops (6.0% AAU) 10 min boil 1 pack WLP515 Antwerp Ale Yeast Fermenter 1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient 10 min boil
- Bring 2.5 galons of water to 152°F and steep grains for 30 minutes.
- Remove grains and stir in 5 lb of CBW® Pilsen Light DME.
- Bring water to a boil and add 1 oz of Saaz hops.
- After 30 minutes, add 1 oz Styrian Aurora hops.
- In 10 minutes, add 1 oz Saaz hops.
- Boil 10 more minutes and add 1 oz Styrian Aurora hops, and yeast nutrient.
- After 10 more minutes, turn heat off.
- Cool beer to 55°F. Transfer to fermenter. Fill to 5 gallons with water.
- Pitch a pack of White Labs WLP515 Antwerp Ale Yeast.
Primary Fermentation: 1 week at 67°F-70°F.
Secondary Fermentation: 2 weeks at 67°F-70°F.
Fermentation Notes: Force carbonate or bottle condition with 3/4 dissolved priming sugars and 1/4 packet of WLP515 yeast for 3-4 weeks.
Original Gravity: 1.052
Final Gravity: 1.013
Alcohol by Weight:
Alcohol by Volume: 5.5%