How does this sound for a first time recipie?

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I have come up with this as my first all extract brew, I am trying for an
Abbey style strong ale similar in colour and taste to Chimay blue.  Any
suggestions would be appreciated.
I can not source any Special B malt as suggested by Denny.

** Ingredients **
4KG (8.8 pounds) LDME
1KG (2.2 pounds) white sugar
250g (1/2 pound) crystal malt

Wyeast WLP 500 (in 1 litre starter)
25gm (1 oz) northern brewer pellets
25gm (1 oz) saaz pellets


** Method **
Lightly caramelize the white sugar for colour and flavour
Steep crystal malt in 1 litre of water for 15 minutes and add liquid to
fermenter
Boil LDME, caramelized sugar and 4 litres water for 30 minutes
Add northern brewer hops, boil 15 minutes
Add half saaz hops, boil 15 minutes
Add remaining saaz hops at flameout

Cool and pitch yeast.



Re: How does this sound for a first time recipie?
That's supposed to be WHITELABS not WYEAST

The alpha acid of the hops are 8% and 4% respectively so that should give me
around 20 IBU's.


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Re: How does this sound for a first time recipie?
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I'm assuming this is a standard 5 gallon / 19 liter recipe, rather than just
the 6 liters of liquids you mentioned....

According to StrangeBrew 1.7 (http://www.strangebrew.ca/), your recipe is
VERY close to a nice Belgian tripel.  You may wish to add just an extra 12
grams of Northern Brewer hops to balance the sweetness a little better, but
other than that, this looks to me like a very tasty recipe!  Good luck!

--
Dave
"Just a drink, a little drink, and I'll be feeling GOOooOOooOOooD!" --
Genesis, 1973-ish



Re: How does this sound for a first time recipie?
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Yes, it will make a total of around 20 litres


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Thanks!



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