Ivresse En Extase

I'll be brewing this one on 02/10/02. Maybe a better name for it would be EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK. It should have LOTS of body as alot of unfermentables will be generated with the specialty grains. I will keep you posted on how it evolves.

Brewer: Daniel Hurtubise Email: dhurtubise@hotmail.com
Beer: Ivresse En Extase Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Type: Partial mash Size: 45 liters
64 HCU (~26 SRM)
Bitterness: 31 IBU
OG: 1.095 FG: 1.012
Alcohol: 10.7% v/v (8.4% w/w)
Grain: 0.73kg Wheat malt
0.73kg Belgian aromatic
0.48kg Belgian biscuit
0.37kg Dextrine malt (Cara-Pils)
0.24kg Belgian CaraMunich
0.37kg Belgian CaraVienne
0.73kg Belgian Special B
Mash: 65% efficiency
Bring water to 170F and steep grains in a grain bag for 30 minutes keeping the temperature between 155 and 165.
Boil: 60 minutes SG 1.214 20 liters
4.95kg Light malt extract
2.90kg Amber malt extract
1.45kg Dark malt extract
0.97kg Belgian candi sugar
0.97kg Honey
Irish moss after 45 minutes.
Yeast nutrient (1tsp) added after 45 minutes.
Hops: 87.6g Styrian Goldings (5.5% AA, 60 min.)
29.2g Styrian Goldings (5.5% AA, 45 min.)
29.2g Hallertauer Hersbrucker (5% AA, 30 min.)
29.2g Styrian Goldings (5.5% AA, 30 min.)
29.2g Hallertauer Hersbrucker (5% AA, 15 min.)
28g Saaz (aroma)
Yeast: Wyeast 1388 Belgium strong with gallon starter.
Log: Miscalculated my hop bill and added some residual cascade hops I had at home to compensate for boiling hop. This hop is usually considered a no-no for this style. We'll see what hapens.
Tasting: 04/28/02 Tasting notes: Fruity nose, really nice head, big bodied beer but a little strong on the orange flavour. Strong alcoholic kick. Lacks balance at this point in time.

Recipe posted 03/22/02.