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Biere de Garde II

Extra Special Malt brings new meaning to the word "complex" in this rich, complex and moderately strong brew.

Type: Ale

Style: Belgian / French Ales

Batch Size: 5 gallons

Recipe Type: All grain

Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
11 lbs Goldpils® Vienna Malt Base
1.5 lbs Carapils® Malt Dextrine
8 oz Wheat Malt, White Wheat
8 oz Extra Special Malt Roasted, Biscuit
1 oz Mt. Hood Hops (6% AA) Boil 90 minutes
0.5 oz Sterling Hops (7.5% AA) Boil 30 minutes
0.5 oz Sterling Hops (7.5% AA) Boil 5 minutes
1 vial WLP072 French Ale Yeast


  1. Mash at 151ºF for 60 minutes
  2. Sparge at 170ºF
  3. Knock out at 65ºF
  4. Oxygenate highly
  5. Cool to 72ºF
  6. Oxygenate and pitch yeast

Primary Fermentation:

Secondary Fermentation:

Fermentation Notes:

Original Gravity: 1.065-1.070

Final Gravity: 1.016-1.028

Alcohol by Weight:

Alcohol by Volume: 5.4%

IBU: 35

Color: 16 SRM


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