We have stirred up a sleeping giant in the depths of our secret laboratory. We have awoken... THE QUADZILLA
A Belgian Quadrupel (Quad) is a beer style inspired by the Trappist brewers of Belgium. This ale has a bolder flavor compared to other Belgian styles, such as Dubbel and Triple, as well as a higher alcohol content. A quad is a darker beer, ranging from ruby to brown in color. A strong, rich malty profile makes up the backbone of this Trappist classic, with complex notes of dark and stone fruits and toffee. This Belgian Quad beer can age and continue to improve with time, so make sure you tuck some away to pull out for special occasions!
For the best results with this Belgian Quad recipe, sufficient yeast should be used for an optimum pitch rate and fermentation should be started in the mid-60s and held there until near the very end of fermentation, at which time it can be increased to 72-75ºF. As much as 3 packages of yeast should be used, or make an appropriate starter (we suggest using Pilsen DME to create a similar environment for the yeast) Healthy yeast is the most important part of fermentation! If you take care of your yeast, your yeast will take care of you!
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The Quadzilla Belgian Quad - Extract Recipe Kit Instructions
- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 152ºF
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.094 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.018-1.022 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 9.6-10.1%
- Bitterness: 26.6 IBUs
- Est. Color: 30 SRM
Malts and Adjuncts:
- Light Munich
- Caramunich Type 3
- Special B
- Dark Belgian Candi Syrup
- German Northern Brewer Hop Pellets
When I ordered his beer, they were short on the Kandi syrup in the recipe. I already had some, so they were super flexible and traded out the syrup for some yeast that I needed.
Unfortunately, when the package arrived, I realized I had mistakenly selected the extract option instead of the all grain option. It ended up working out well. Since I am not a very experienced brewer, extract is probably a little more my speed. That being said, I think this could be avoided if there was a little more emphasis put in differentiating between extract and all grain on the web page; as of right now there is only on place where it mentions the difference.
I think the confusion is just a simple design error though and I did technically get what I ordered. Overall I had a very good experience with this company
This kit will make a very tasty beer. However, I'll add some Special B and Caramunich the next time I make it for more flavor complexity.
Great service by Home Brew Supply.com. I received my kit within a week and started the brew. Easy. Looking forward to sampling this beer!