The Malt Miller Belgian Blond

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The Malt Miller Belgian Blond

Postby Joe1002 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 17:09

As requested :thumb:

A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure.
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Re: The Malt Miller Belgian Blond

Postby tim_n » Fri Sep 09, 2016 13:55

TMM's Belgian Blond is one of my favorites to drink and therefore to make. The parcels as ever come from TMM next day and generally bomb proof packaging.

You get about 5.5Kg of grain, a bottle of candi sugar and T-58 yeast.

Started at 12:30. Got to mash temperature (66'C) and had put too much water in. Emptied and crud came out the pipe. Emptied it again, full clean with brush, star San and ran boiling water through it.

Finally got brew on.

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Got the minions helping me.

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Beer selfie

1.062 for the record. Not bad for a eBIAB. 23ltr to fermenter. Ferment at 20'C

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Got a nice fermenting head on it. T-58 doing its job

Crash cooled after two weeks.

FG 1.015 6.2%

Very smooth beer, good head retention and plenty of body. Not a session beer by any stretch of the imagination - I find a couple of pints more than enough in the evening and everyone who's drunk it very much recommends it.

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Re: The Malt Miller Belgian Blond

Postby Dennis King » Fri Sep 09, 2016 16:17

Fairly sure I sampled a pint of this at the festival, very nice.
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Re: The Malt Miller Belgian Blond

Postby kev » Sat Sep 10, 2016 08:19

It finished at 1015? That's quite high.

Sure it was finished? Did you ramp temp? Any nutrients? How did you aerate?

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Re: The Malt Miller Belgian Blond

Postby tim_n » Mon Sep 12, 2016 09:54

kev wrote:It finished at 1015? That's quite high.

Sure it was finished? Did you ramp temp? Any nutrients? How did you aerate?

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I did cut and paste this from other posts from a few months ago. I think it may have been 1.012 when I kegged. The beer wasn't particularly sweet, plenty of body and knocked you for six when drinking - I limit myself to two pints of this.

Aeration is the drop from the boiler to the bucket (About 3ft)

No yeast nutrients, Safale-04 which can fail at 1.020 I think... I wouldn't want it any more alcoholic than it is!

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