Cuvee de Clonne - First Batch

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: davyp (Shared)
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Brewer: Davy Pasternak
Batch Size: 7.75 galStyle: Belgian Dark Strong Ale (18E)
Boil Size: 10.84 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 26.4 SRMEquipment: Strong Arm Brewing
Bitterness: 24.4 IBUsBoil Time: 120 min
Est OG: 1.084 (20.3° P)Mash Profile: Temperature Mash, 1 Step, Full Body
Est FG: 1.020 SG (5.1° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 8.5%Taste Rating: 30.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
15 lbs 8.00 oz Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
2 lbs 4.00 oz Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Grain 2
2 lbs Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 3
1 lbs 8.00 oz Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 4
1 lbs 4.00 oz Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM) Grain 5
8.00 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 6
8.00 oz Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 7
12.00 oz D-180 Candi Syrup (180.0 SRM) Sugar 8
1.50 oz Challenger [7.5%] - Boil 90 min Hops 9
0.75 oz Styrian Goldings [5.4%] - Boil 2 min Hops 10
1 pkgs Abbey Ale (White Labs #WLP530) Yeast 11
12.00 oz Raisin (0.0 SRM) Adjunct 12
1 pkgs Belgian Sour Mix 1 (White Labs #WLP655) Yeast 13

Notes

General Comments Yeast - Abbey Ale WLP530 for primary strain - Belgain Sour Mix 1 WLP655 in secondary with dregs - OP recommends using RR Consecration, Rodenbach Grand Cru, Norrenboro Old Odense, Cantillon Kriek, and Oude Beersel Kriek dregs Mash - Recommended mash rest at 157-159 to leave plenty of complex sugars for bugs Raisin Addition - Raisins are chopped up and boiled in some of the first runnings before adding to the kettle. - Some people also discusses raisins in the barrel (chopping them up and throwing them in) Cherry addition - Tart/Sour cherries (not sweet), puree, raisins, juice, etc. - OP Recommended adding cherry concentrate after 3-4 months to give the bugs time to work on work before raising the alcohol - Said that Lacto and Pedio tolerance is at 8% ABV - Said to add the cherry concentrate after the beer has soured in the barrel - “I'm planning on adding enough tart cherry concentrate to get to 1.094-1.095 equiv. OG which should be 2 gallons in a big barrel by my calculations. For a 5 gallon batch that would be about 24 fluid oz. in the barrel/carboy if I did the math right (the cherry concentrate is 70* Brix, 1.360 SG).” Useful Links - http://www.lostabbey.com/lost-abbey-beers/non-denominational-ales/cuvee-de-tomme/ - http://kingorchards.com/store.htm?category=Cherry%20Juice%20Concentrate - http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/cuvee-de-tomme-clone-group-project-142449/index14.html