C&B12 - BDSA 2013 Recirc

Dawson’s Belgian Dark Strong Ale 2013 Homebrew Recipe

As seen brewed by Wyeast brand manager Michael Dawson in Chop & Brew – Episode 12. Thanks to Michael for sharing this recipe with us.

Belgian Dark Strong Ale 2013
5 gallons, AG
Target OG: 1.076 (adjust grist for your efficiency)
19 SRM, 26 IBU

10 lbs Belgian Pils (78%)
1.5 lbs Weyermann Bohemian Dark (12%)
4 oz C-120 or Special B (2%)
2 oz Blackprinz or Debittered Black (1%)

Mash at 152F for 60 minutes

1 oz First Gold (8.6% aa, whole) at 60 min to 26 IBU
0.5 lbs D180 candi syrup (end of boil)
0.5 lbs Brun Foncee soft candi sugar (end of boil)

Pitch Wyeast 3822 Belgian Strong Dark Ale. If not available, ferment with Wyeast 3787 Trappist High Gravity or Wyeast 3522 Belgian Ardennes.

Partial mash version: Mash 1 lb Belgian Pils, 1.5 lbs Bohemian Dark, 4 oz C-120, 2 oz Blackprinz. Add 7.5 lbs Pilsen LME to boil and increase bittering hops to 1.25 oz.

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9 thoughts on “Dawson’s Belgian Dark Strong Ale 2013 Homebrew Recipe

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  3. Nick

    Is the 1.076 OG including the 1/2 lb of D180? That is at the low end for this style. Plus, compare this to the 2011 recipe with a 1.104 OG. Just wondering. I’d like to try this recipe but want to make sure I’m reading this right.

    1. chopandbrew Post author

      Per Dawson:
      “Yep, not the same recipe at all – two very different worts for two very different yeasts. Lower end of the OG range mainly cause I didn’t want to wait years for this one to come into shape.”

      1. chopandbrew Post author

        We are very behind on this project, but making up for it now. I am actually going to Dawson’s tomorrow to shoot the batches going into secondaries with different things happening to them there. Hopefully the control group will be ready to drink fairly soon while some of the others will take time.

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