Biere de Garde
I tried to copy the french beer 3 Monts with this batch.
Super Alpha is a New Zealand hop that is a blend of noble german
and english hops.
|Brewer:||Alex van den Broek||Email:||-|
|Beer:||Biere de Garde||Style:||Bière de Garde|
|Type:||Partial mash||Size:||12 liters|
|Alcohol:||5.6% v/v (4.4% w/w)|
|Water:||very soft clean tap water|
|Grain:||175g Organic Pilsner
150g Organic Raw wheat
|I sour mashed the pilsner malt after a short steeping (45mins)
and left if dor 3 days in a closed pot. Them I added the wheat and mashed as usual.
1hr at 65°
|Boil:||60 minutes||SG 1.055||12 liters|
|1.5kg Light malt extract
300g Home-made Rock candy (Amber)
|Hops:||10g NZ Super Alpha (12% AA, 60 min.)
14g NZ Super Alpha (12% AA, 5 min.)
|Yeast:||Safale dried yeast|
|Log:||1 week primary
1 week secondary
|Carbonation:||1tsp of cane sugar per 745ml bottle|
|Tasting:||This beer turned out well, the tartness of the sourmash and hops blended well. A great refresher on a hot day. Next time I think ill make it stronger and increase the sourness accordingly.
Recipe posted 03/21/05.