Brewing Gulden Draak 9000 clone this week. Recipes - Candi Syrup, Inc.
Its more complicated than any beer I have brewed before. Use one yeast till gravity equals 1.016 then rack off the yeast and switch to a different yeast. Instructions do not say to oxygenate after racking so I wonder how the second yeast will get the oxygen it needs initially. Leaning toward doing a starter of the second yeast and pitching it after 12-18 hours or so in the starter and not oxygenating the beer so the yeast going into has reproduced and gotten enough oxygen. At 1.016 the beer is almost done as FG is 1.014. And they want it to sit for 4 weeks after second yeast added, then cellar condition for a year. I normally keg and only bottle a 6 pack. Will bottle more like three six packs keg the rest. When I bottle, I use the last straw which allows me to purge with CO2. Some of the bottles I will not do a final purge of the bottle head space when I remove the last straw. Figure maybe that little bit of oxygen will help the bottle cellar conditioning.
WLP510 Bastogne (Primary full pitch)
Wyeast 3463 Forbidden Fruit (Secondary half re-pitch) using wit beer yeast as substitute as I cant get the forbidden fruit.
OG 1.096 grain bill below
10.5 Belgian Pilsner
5.00 Belgian Pale
1.50 Dingeman’s Cara 45
3.00 D-45 Candi Syrup, Inc.