|Belgian Christmas Ale, Hefeweizen Cider, and Belgian Saison Cider|
I racked the Cider with the Hefeweizien yeast into a 3 gallon carboy and it is now aging in the basement
I did finally added Campden tablets and Potassium Sorbate to the carboy to stop the yeast and then added some Indonesian Cinnamon sticks ...can't wait to taste this one
Started my Belgian Christmas Ale just over 2 weeks ago... I had to get this started because it has to age for 3 months because this one should finish around 11 to 13 % ABV
3.3 lbs Lite liquid Malt Extract (60 min)
|6.6 lbs Lite liquid Malt Extract (15 min)|
|- 1 lb Caraamber|
|- 1 lb Caramunich|
|- 1 lb Vienna Malt|
|Cumin, Coriander, and Caraway Seed|
Dark Belgian Candi Syrup
Wyeast Belgian Strong Ale yeast
My final refractometer reading was 29 Brix or 1.112...because it was going to be such a high gravity beer I had to make my first yeast starter. I ended up using my Brown's Brewing growler...by the day I went to brew it was over flowing as I did another addition of malt to increase the yeast production.
This should be ready to rack to the secondary here in a few days then bottle it so it can age.
I also used the spent grains to make dog treats using a recipe I found in my Zymurgy magazine
Overall it was a good brew day