Third Brother Golden '19

Belgian Golden Strong Ale

This is a 2015 BJCP style 25c beer brewed at Two Brothers brewing company on the 2019 Big Brew day.

Recipe: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
Volume: 5 gallons

Activity Log

Yeast Starter:

Two days before the brew, boiled 5 ounces of DME in 1.4 liters of water for 10 minutes and cooled in ice bath. Added Yeast and shook to aerate, covered top with foil and placed at 70f.


Filled 10 gallon Polarware pot with ~7 gallons of 1.050 wort from 2 Brothers lautering process. Brought to boil then added Candi Syrup. Boiled through break for 20 minutes then added first hops. Boiled for 45 minutes then added second hops. Boiled for 12 minutes then added third hops. Boiled for 3 minutes then removed heat. Cooled through counterflow chiller taking specific gravity reading of 1.076. Collected ~5 gallons on top of yeast already in carboy. Aerated by rocking on folded towel, fitted blow-off and placed at 70f.


Observations of primary stage (14 days starting @ 70f) Transferred to second carboy taking specific gravity reading 1.020. Fit with airlock and place at 72f. Captured a 2 liter bottle and placed in fridge under 30 lbs/sq in CO2 to force carbonate.

Clarification stage (14 days @ 72f)

Transferred to keg taking specific gravity reading of 1.016. Put under 30 lbs/sq in CO2 and placed in fridge to force carbonate. Captured a two 2 liter bottles 2/3 full and placed in fridge under 30 lbs/sq in CO2 to force carbonate.

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