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Home » Recipes » Craig & George's Bobby Belgian Gold
Craig & George's Bobby Belgian Gold
Craig Shapland and George Mahoney dealt with all the madness surrounding our time of taping for BBQ with Bobby Flay. The target for this brew is the upcoming AHA Club Only Competition.
Style:    Belgian Strong Golden Ale
Brewed by:    Craig Shapland, George Mahoney and the Shop Brew Crew
Batch Size:    27.5 Gallons
Boil Time:    90 Minutes
Estimated OG    1.083
Actual OG    1.083
Est. IBU    29.5 IBUs
Efficency    71%
Est. Color    6.7 SRM
Recipe Index | Promash File
Grains, Extracts, Sugars
Malt Name Maltser Amount Percentage
Pilsener Weyermann 35.0 lbs 42.7%
Pilsener Dingemans 35.0 lbs 42.7%
Aromatic Malt Dingemans 1.5 lbs 1.8%
Crystal 20L 4.5 lbs 5.5%
Demerara Sugar 6.0 lbs 7.3%
Name Form Alpha Amount Time
Styrian Goldings Pellet 5.25% 6.0 oz 90
Saaz Pellet 3.75% 5.0 oz 10
Saaz Pellet 3.75% 5.0 oz 0
Man. Code Name Type Amount (Starter)
Wyeast 3522 Belgian Ardennes Ale
Wyeast 3864 Canadian / Belgian Ale
Wyeast 3787 Trappist High Gravity Ale
Mash Schedule
Step Rest Temp Rest Time Heat Water
Acid Rest 122°F 20 minutes Infusion 23.75G
Saccharification 150°F 60 HERMS
Mashout 168°F 15 HERMS
Sparge 168°F 20

The January 2006 meeting saw the return of three versions of the Bobby Belgian for the tasting. Amazing differences between the three different forms. Sirgei's using the Canadian/Belgian yeast had a funky musty phenolic aroma and a sweeter finish. George Mahoney's (also using the Canadian/Belgian yeast) was more subdued due to George's use of a cool fermentation profile. Steve Cook's version using the Wyeast Trappist High Gravity and a more aggressive fermentation schedule (high 70's) yielded a spicy dry brew that was clear of fusel alcohols. Of the three, Steve's was voted the tops and won him the mug and the slot as our entrant into the AHA Club Only for Belgians.


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