Le Milieu Du Monde

Belgian Strong Ale

This is a 2004 BJCP style 18c beer.

Recipe: Unibroue La Fin Du Monde Clone
Volume: 5 gallons

Activity Log

Yeast Starter:

Two days before brew, took yeast smack pack out of fridge, smacked to break the nutrient ball and placed at 68f. One day before brew, boiled 5 oz of DME in 1.4L of water in flask for 10 minutes and cooled. Shook to aerate, pitched yeast, fitted with stopper and airlock and placed at 68 f.


Heated 4.5 gallons of water to 168f and mixed in grain. Added cool water to bring temperature to 149 f. Let rest for 60 minutes. Recycled until relatively clear and sparged to collect 6.5 gallons in boil pot.


Brought to boil and added sugar. Boiled for 30 minutes and added first hops. Boiled for 40 minutes and added second hops. Boiled for 5 minutes and added coriander, orange zest and irish moss. Boiled for 15 minutes and turned off heat. Ran through counterflow chiller and collected 5 gallons in 6.5 gallon carboy. Took specific gravity reading of 1.074 with refractometer. Aerated by shaking carboy on folded towel and pitched yeast. Fitted with airlock and placed at 65 f.

Fermentation (target final gravity = 1.011):

Observations of primary stage (65 f increasing to 70 f)
(14 days) Siphoned to 5 gallon carboy taking specfic gravity reading of 1.032. Filled 2 liter bottle 4/5 full, pressurized with 30 lb/sq in CO2 and put in fridge to force carbonate. Placed at 80f.

Observations of secondary stage Kegging:

Siphoned into 5 gal cornelius keg and placed in fridge under CO2 pressure.

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