Mowing The Monastery Belgian Single
Referred to as an Enkel (“single” in Dutch,) or Patersbier (“father’s beer”,) the Belgian single is the “lawnmower” beer of the Belgian monks. This sessionable style does not get in the way of one’s daily endeavors like the higher gravity trappist styles would tend to do.
3 lbs - CBW® Pilsen Light DME - 60 min boil
2 lbs - CBW® Pilsen Light DME - 0 min boil
0.5 lb - Aromatic Munich Malt - Steeping Grain
0.25 lb - Extra Special Malt - Steeping Grain
1 oz - Tettnang Hops (4.5% AAU) - 60 min boil
1 oz - Styrian Goldings (6% AAU) - 60 min boil
1 pack - WLP530 Abbey Ale Yeast - 60 min boil
1 capsule - Servomyces Yeast Nutrient - 10 min boil
Bring 2.5 gallons of water to 154ºF and steep grains for 30 minutes.
Remove grains, and stir in 3 lbs CBW® Pilsen Light DME.
Bring water to a boil, add 1 oz of Tettnang hops.
After 50 minutes, add 1 oz of Styrian Goldings hops and yeast nutrient.
Boil 10 minutes, and turn heat off.
Stir to dissolve 2 lbs Briess CBW® Pilsen Light DME.
Cool beer to 70ºF. Transfer to fermenter. Fill to 5 gallons with water.
Pitch a pack of White Labs WLP530 Abbey Ale yeast.