Chimay Blue

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Chimay Blue

Unread postby Batz » Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:11 am

Has anyone brewed a close clone to this? If so I would appreciate seeing the recipe. Or even a nice dark Belgium strong ale.

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Re: Chimay Blue

Unread postby Dicko » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:00 am

Hi Batz,
As usual :cry: I am not home at the moment but when I get home over the weekend I will dig up a recipe that I found for the "blue"
I luv that beer. :drink: :drink:

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Re: Chimay Blue

Unread postby dinnerstick » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:36 am

that's a great beer. the recipe from brewing classic styles is meant to be more or less a clone for that beer if i'm not mistaken. i've leant out my copy or i'd post it but it's probably online.
i have brewed an old rochefort 8 clone recipe that's been knocking around for years, as someone won a clone contest here over a decade ago with it. i've tinkered a bit, have brewed it twice, it's between the 8 and 10 really. it's damn good. a bit darker and dark-fruitier than the chimay which is a bit more subtle in my opinion. i suppose it depends a lot on what sort of dark candi sugar you can get/make, but i love the D-180 syrup from candisyrup.com. i use some extract in place of base malt.

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Dinnerstick's variation on the "famous" herman holtrop rochefort 8 clone
OG 1.090
FG around 1.014

Recipe for 22L (kettle volume, post-boil, chilled)

Pils malt 4.3kg
caramunich 120ebc weyermann 790g
special b dingemans 260g
flaked maize 240g
carafa special II 100g
added to boil @ 5 min:
1 kg light DME
2 packs D-180 sugar, that's 860g for what it's worth
10 g coriander seed, freshly crushed

mash:
54- 10'
61- 30'
68- 60'
78- 10'

90 minute boil
these hop additions are for 22L (total volume after cooling).
all styrian goldings, 4.8 aa, to a total of 33 IBU.
60': 42g
30': 16g
5': 15g
 
oxygenate very well and pitch a very large amount of wyeast 1762 or similar, ferment at 20 rising to ~24 as fermentation slows.
this benefits from a good couple months before drinking.
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Re: Chimay Blue

Unread postby dinnerstick » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:36 am

i meant to post the above recipe as % but put absolute amounts. oh well... the whole thing is for 22L (kettle volume post-boil), so edited that in.
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Re: Chimay Blue

Unread postby janox » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:44 pm

Well i brewed this to recent to tell how close it is (even though the samples is already pretty similar) and a friend brew this one and it came out pretty darn close.


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Trappist Ale (White Labs #WLP500) [Starter]
Amount Item Type
Pilsner (2 Row)Ger (3,9 EBC) Grain (78.9%)
Caramunich (80 EBC) Grain (6.9%)
Wheat, Flaked (3,2 EBC) Grain (6.9)
-- WARNING: Preheat Mash Tun- No equipment adjustments made!
Mash in 50C
Sacc.rest 64c 60min
Mash out 77c 20 min

Boil for 90 min
Boil Ingredients
Boil Amount Item Type
1 min 0,17 kg Candi Syrup, Amber (120,0 EBC) Sugar (3.35%)
1 min 0,20 kg Candi Syrup, Dark (180,0 EBC) Sugar (3.94%)
60 min Warrior [16,30 %] (60 min) Hops (23 IBU)
20 min Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [4,00 %] (20 min) Hops (6.8 IBU)
10 min Servomyces (Boil 10,0 min) Misc

OG: 1,077
IBU: 29.9
EBC:29.2
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Re: Chimay Blue

Unread postby HopSong » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:53 pm

IIRC, there has been an long ongoing discussion on HBT about this. I think it's the one that got me interested in researching making my own candi sugar. I'll see if I can find it.
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Re: Chimay Blue

Unread postby janox » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:31 pm

i made my own candisyrup for this using the DAP-method for this one, the syrup turned out great.
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Re: Chimay Blue

Unread postby Dicko » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:13 pm

This is the one I was thinking about.

It came from the Candy Syrup Inc web site.

http://www.candisyrup.com/uploads/6/0/3 ... _-_041.pdf

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Re: Chimay Blue

Unread postby Batz » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:58 am

Well all set to brew tomorrow morning, provided we don't get blown away by an approaching cyclone. I going a bit more funky than a Chimay Blue now.

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Re: Chimay Blue

Unread postby dinnerstick » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:09 am

i have had good results from adding a bit of brett to some of my rochefort-like beer. first time i tried WLP brett brux, this last time brett C. still waiting for the last result, needs a few more months. but a bit of funk works well imo
cyclone- yikes, is this one you?
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Re: Chimay Blue

Unread postby Batz » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:45 am

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Re: Chimay Blue

Unread postby Dicko » Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:58 am

Batz wrote:Well all set to brew tomorrow morning, provided we don't get blown away by an approaching cyclone. I going a bit more funky than a Chimay Blue now.

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I hope you survive the cyclone..... And Chimay Blue is not "funky" in my humble opinion so what is your new recipe??

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Re: Chimay Blue

Unread postby Batz » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:49 am

Mashing now. Forget the Chimay Blue it got rained out. 50lt.

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11 kg Pilsner
.5 kg Caramunich
.35 kg  Aromatic Malt
.35 kg Special B
.2 kg Chocolate
Dark Candy Sugar 1kg

40 gm Horizon @ 60min.
50 gm Hersbruker @ 15min.
50gm Hersbruker @ 2min

15gm Seeds of Paradice @ 2min.


Wondering about a bit of Nelson Sauvin at flame-out?
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Re: Chimay Blue

Unread postby Dicko » Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:04 pm

Batz wrote:Mashing now. Forget the Chimay Blue it got rained out. 50lt.

11 kg Pilsner
.5 kg Caramunich
.35 kg Aromatic Malt
.35 kg Special B
.2 kg Chocolate
Dark Candy Sugar 1kg

40 gm Horizon @ 60min.
50 gm Hersbruker @ 15min.
50gm Hersbruker @ 2min

15gm Seeds of Paradice @ 2min.

Wondering about a bit of Nelson Sauvin at flame-out?
Batz


Do you make your own Candy Sugar Batz or if not which one do you buy and from which supplier?

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Re: Chimay Blue

Unread postby Batz » Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:52 am

I did try making my own candy sugar once but it was not very successful, so I went shopping. :lol: This is the first time I have used candy sugar so I just bought it while I was in the craftbrewer store, it's the one he has on the site. I see National Home Brew sell the same thing for a few dollars less, I use both these stores so if needed again I'll save myself a few $$.

I decided against the Nelson Sauvin in the end and I'll be using Whitelabs WLP500 Monastery Ale Yeast, another first for me.

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