Brewed: t de dames

By scot in Beer Recipes, Home Brewing on Saturday, June 15th, 2013

After brewing a couple of Flanders Brown Ales it was time to try my hand at a red. It helped that I had recently picked up some ECY02, East Coast Yeast’s Flemish Ale yeast. To be honest the yeast is the main reason I wanted to brew this beer. I really didn’t know much about the style.

What better place to turn than the usual suspects of books and sites. It didn’t take me long to find this recipe and another that I liked, seemingly hitting the style profile. My goal is to brew both of the recipes in order to compare which one I like more. It also gives me the ability to play around a bit more: adding fruit, barrel aging, etc.

The name of the beer goes back to my caddying days. t de dames translates (according to google) to “ladies tee”. A sour red beer about sums up my thoughts on caddying for women. It wasn’t a fun time: more demanding, slower play (causing the day to last longer) all for less money. Not quite the American dream. Therefore a beer that is going to take a while to age and will be sour seems to have a fit. Enjoy!

General Information:
Brew Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: ECY02 Flemish Ale
Yeast Starter: 2 liter
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.00
Original Gravity: 1.053
IBU: 23.2
Color: 22.9 SRM
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Mash Time (Minutes): 60
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70%
Alcohol by Volume: 7.0%
Fermentation: 6 months+

Grain Bill:
10.0# Pilsner
1.50# Munich
1.00# Caramunch I
0.50# Special B
1.00# Liquid Candi Sugar 160SRM

Saccharification @152.0*F

Hop Bill:
1.00 ounces Fuggles @60 minutes
1.00 ounces Fuggles @30 minutes

1.0 tsp Irish Moss @ 15 minutes
1.0 tsp Yeast Nutrient @ 15 minutes

Useless Fact: In the United States, more Frisbee discs are sold each year than baseballs, basketballs, and footballs combined.

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