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Brew #26: Faux Bruin

July 26, 2012

As long as the colour is about right for a Belgian Bruin/Dubbel, never mind the grain bill. Using two packets of T-58 dry yeast as I’m aiming at the maximum ABV% and towards that goal I interrupted the mash schedule three times and stirred the grain in a hope to increase efficiency. Rinsed with only 3 litres instead of the usual 6. The bottling will be mostly into Orval bottles and then some into 0.75L ones – for Autumnal consumption…

All that effort and only ended up with 67% mash efficiency (66% efficiency into the FV). Never mind all that but also missed the target OG, went for 1070 and got 1066.

The new rubber seal goes around the top metal plate and keeps the wire mesh attached to it. It is quite a tight fit and the top part does not move up and down with the pump driving the wort but after three or so brews looks like it doesn’t have to.

name Faux Bruin
“style” Belgian Brown Ale
IBU 21
EBC 31
OG 1066
brewing date 26-Jul-12
yeast Safbrew T58 x2
fermentables grain kg %
grain 1 Pale Ale 4.60 68.6%
grain 2 Wheat 0.50 7.5%
grain 3 Crystal 150EBC (76L) 0.30 4.5%
grain 4 Black 0.10 1.5%
adjunct 1 Invert sugar 0.99 14.8%
adjunct 2 Demerara sugar 0.22 3.3%
total 6.71 100%
hops hop gram minutes
bittering Brewers Gold 7.3% 15 60
bittering Hallertau Mittelfr. 5.2% 12 60
flavour Saaz 3.6% 10 30
flavour Hallertau Mittelfr. 5.2% 5 30
aroma Hallertau Mittelfr. 5.2% 20 15
total 62
mash schedule minutes degrees c
step 1 mash in 48
step 2 70 65
Protafloc tablet
mash with 26 litres
sparge with 3 litres
into FV 21.5 litres

Recipe: Faux Bruin
“Style”: Belgian Dubbel
Brewed: 7/26/2012
Bottled: 8/14/2012
OG: 1.066 SG
FG: 1.011 SG
Alc%vol: 7.2 %
In FV: 21.5L
Bottled: 19L

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