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Belgian Quad Beer Kit

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Your Label Peelers Belgian Quad Original Beer Kit never sits on a shelf. Your grains are crushed to order. Your ingredients are packed fresh and you don't pay for a flashy box. It's all about providing you with the freshest ingredients for you to make your best beer.

Your Label Peelers Belgian Quad Original Beer Kit is brewed in the fashion of traditional Belgian Quads. Big in body and flavor, your kit does not compromise on anything. With sophisticated hops techniques, this beer remains balanced while sustaining a 10% ABV. Notes of candi like sweetness help to balance out the hop bitterness and leave a long lasting impression on the tongue. Two pounds of candi sugar two packs of T-58 yeast from Fermentis help this brew drop to a nice final gravity of 1.018 - 1.020 (1tsp Yeast Energizer Included.)

Your Quad Beer is well suited for cellar aging. It will evolve nicely into a creamy and sippable brew as you let it mature. If you are a fan of true Belgian quads then this is the beer for you.

 

Ingredients:

 

Malt Base:  10 lbs. Extra Light Dry Malt Extract, Light Candi Sugar 2 #, Maltodextrin 8 oz

 

Specialty GrainsDingemans Aromatic 8 oz, Carapils 8 oz.

 

Hops: 1 oz. Simcoe Hops (60 minutes total) 

 

          1oz. Tettnang Hops (15 minutes total)

 

Suggested Yeast:   T-58 (x2) 

 

Irish Moss/Yeast Energizer Combo

 

5.0 oz Priming Sugar

 

Ingredients not included: Water

 

 Instructions:

 

1          Steep grains in a minimum of 2-3 gallons of 150-160 degree water for 20 minutes. Sparge grains with 1 gal 165 degree water. Discard grains. If your pot size allows, bring a total volume of 6 gals to near boil, 200 degrees. Turn off  heat. 

 

2.         Add Malt Extract and dissolve them completely. Turn heat back on and bring to a boil. This will be a 60 min boil. FOLLOW HOP SCHEDULE. With 15 minutes left add 1 tsp Irish Moss (Optional Clarifier-Sold Separately) boil remaining 15 minutes.  Remove from heat. Remove hops and squeeze bag.

 

 3.        Cool hot wort to below 75 degrees by either placing boil pot in cold ice water or by using a wort chiller. Siphon the wort into a 6.5 gallon or bigger fermentation vessel containing enough water to total 5 ¼ - 5 ½  total gallons. The extra is for sediment loss.

 

4.         Take hydrometer reading and pitch yeast. Ferment about 67-71 degrees for 7-10 days. Longer if you are on the cooler side.

 

 5.        Add 2 oz. Citra into sanitized 5 gal carboy for 7 days. Siphon beer into carboy and top up if necessary, to about 3-4 inches below cap or bung. Affix airlock and cover to keep light out and let sit 7 days. Add 2 oz Citra into carboy and let sit 7 more days (14 Total Days). Cold Crash overnight.  

 

6.         Dissolve the priming sugar in approximately 1 cup of warm water.  Add to the bottom of the bottling bucket.  Then carefully siphon beer into the same bucket (your siphon should have a sediment tip that will keep it off the bottom. Be careful not to move carboy too much while it is siphoning. If you see a lot of hop carry over from the secondary you should elevate the bucket and put a lid loose on top. Let sit for 20 minutes. This should be enough time for hops to settle below the spigot). Take a final hydrometer reading while siphoning into bucket.  Fill bottles to 1 inch from top of bottle and cap. Store beer at 67-72 degrees for 14 days minimum to ensure carbonation. Enjoy!

 

OTHER PRODUCTS YOU MIGHT NEED
 

If you are making a beer kit for the first time, an equipment kit is a great and low-stress way to get all the equipment you need to make your Belgian Quad

This Brewer's Best Equipment Kit is top of the line and comes complete for a beginner brewer.

  • Equipment kit includes: 
  • 6.5 Gallon "Ale Pail" Primary Fermenter with Grommeted Lid 
  • 6.5 Gallon "Ale Pail" Bottling Bucket with Spigot 
  • Easy Clean No-Rinse Cleanser 
  • Auto-Siphon 
  • 5 Gallon Glass Carboy 
  • Plastic Paddle
  • Carboy Brush
  • Hydrometer
  • Liquid Crystal Thermometer
  • Bottle Brush
  • Black Beauty Capper
  • Econolock
  • Drilled Bung
  • Lab Thermometer
  • Bottle Filler
  • Siphon Hose with Shut-off Clamp
  • IO-Star
  • 20 qt. Brew Pot
  • Equipment Instructions

star sanSanitizer and Spray Bottle

Good sanitation practices are absolutely fundamental to good beer making. Five Star San is the premier sanitizer you will need to make your Belgian Quad beer kit. A great practice for extra protection is to have a spray bottle filled with sanitizing solution so you can re-sanitize everything that touches or goes near your beer. Sanitation is much more difficult with beer than wine because beer has a higher pH. Wine's high acidity makes bacterial infection less likely but with beer, one small mishap can cost you your batch. 

amber beer bottleBottles

When your Belgian Quad is done, you will need bottles. This standard 12 ounce bottle is a good choice. You will need 54 for a 5 gallon batch. Bottles do not come with caps.

5 gallon glass carboy

Carboys   

The 5 gallon carboy pictured here is the standard size for any beer kit. If you have never worked with a carboy, it is important to know they should not be moved full without a carboy handle or a carrier. 

brew-pot.pngBrew Pots

The pot pictured is an 8 gallon pot that is perfect for any beer kit or a standard 5 gallon batch. 

wart-chiller.pngWort Chillers and Thermometers

Wort Chillers and Thermometers are long term investments. It is important to chill your Belgian Quad wort quickly. The quicker you chill it the stronger the cold break will be. You also need a good thermometer that reads fast temperature fluctuations.  

SiphonsSiphons

Auto-siphons are a great luxury item to have in your brew equipment. Once you have one you will never go without it again. Don't forget to use a heavy duty sanitizer to clean it since you don't want to replace it as often as hoses. A good sanitizer for that job is Five Star San. 

FermenterFermenters

The fermenter pictured here is standard for a 5 gallon beer kit.

minijet-tubing-34987-97929.jpgHoses

 Many people reuse their hoses for far too long. Replacing your hoses often or even using as single use items is highly recommended with beer making. Hoses are very hard to clean and beer is very susceptible to bacterial infection. You do not want to risk losing your Belgian Quad over a few feet of unsanitary hose. 

4708-anti-splash-funnel-95307-32839.jpgFunnels

Pouring your wort into a carboy can be tricky. Use a big funnel made just for the job. They even have different mesh screens to remove particles. 

AirlocksAirlocks

It is recommended to replace airlocks often. Because they never physically touch the beer, the sanitation risk is too often overlooked. Bacteria can spread without physical contact in a closed environment and plastic stubbornly harbors bacteria.   

6.5 stopperStoppers and Bungs 

Bungs and stoppers should also be periodically replaced. They can dry out and harbor bacteria. 

 carboy brushCarboy Brush

Keeping your carboy clean before and after use is key to avoid bacterial infection in your beer. A carboy brush is a great tool to get into those nooks and crannies. 

bottle-washer.pngStainless Steel Carboy and Bottle Washer

Stainless Steel Carboy and Bottle Washer is a convenient way of cleaning your bottles and/or carboys.  This high quality tool will come in handy.  Hooks up straight to your faucet with the bottle washer adapter (#4804) and puts out plenty of pressure to clean those stubborn stains from beer bottles that have been sitting around. 

bottle capperCapper

When you bottle your Belgian Quad, you will need to cap your bottles. This capper is inexpensive, easy to use and does not require attaching to a counter. It has a magnet to hold the cap in place.  

 

 

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 DID YOU KNOW

Quadrupel is Flemish for quadruple and is the name for a type of beer with and ABV of 9.1% to 14.2%.8.