Third Brother Golden '17

Belgian Golden Strong Ale

This is a 2015 BJCP style 25c beer brewed at Two Brothers brewing company on the 2017 Big Brew day.

Recipe: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
Volume: 5 gallons

Activity Log

Yeast Starter:

Three days before the brew, boil 5 ounces of DME in 1.4 liters of water for 10 minutes and cool in ice bath. Shake to aerate, cover top with foil and place at 70f.


Fill 10 gallon Polarware pot with ~7 gallons of 1.046 wort from 2 Brothers lautering process. Bring to boil then add Candi Syrup. Boil through break for 30 minutes then add first hops. Boil for 50 minutes then add second hops. Boil for 7 minutes then add third hops. Boil for 3 minutes then remove heat. Cool through counterflow chiller taking specific gravity reading (1.074). Collect ~5 gallons on top of yeast already in carboy. Aerate by rocking on folded towel, fit blow-off and place at 69f.


Observations of primary stage (14 days starting @ 69f) Transfer to second carboy taking specific gravity reading (1.012). Fit with airlock and place at 71f. Capture a 2 liter bottle and place in fridge under 30 lbs/sq in CO2 to force carbonate.

Clarification stage (14 days @ 71f)

Transfer to keg taking specific gravity reading (1.010). Put under 30 lbs/sq in CO2 and place in fridge to force carbonate. Capture a two 2 liter bottles 2/3 full and place in fridge under 30 lbs/sq in CO2 to force carbonate.

See Third Brother Golden '17 labels here.


Enjoyed on Big Brew Day 2018 at Two Brothers. Keg emptied on 5-26-18.