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A simple sipper that evokes warm summery memories with every sip, yet fits perfectly into the colder months' standard brewing repertoire.Wyeast Trappist High Gravity Y3787 is a great alternative yeast for this kit; it ferments a bit drier with a rich ester profile, malty palate, and has a high alcohol tolerance.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for La Petite Orange Extract Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style Belgian Original Gravity 1052 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 4.6 / 5.0126 ReviewsAwesome Summer BeerI brewed this exactly as the directions called for and it tasted fantastic as first...however, after kegging it and letting it mature for a few weeks it was AWESOME! Very easy beer to drink and even my mother likes (she does not like any beer). I will brew this puppy again!Added Nov 8, 2017November 8, 2017Purchased
11 months agoDelicious hurricane beerI really abused this one and it turned out quite good despite being without power and sitting at 90+ degrees for more than a week. Though it does not taste like any Belgian that I have tried it is most likely due to the stressed yeast. It fermented to 7.1%abv yet remains incredibly smooth.
Even my picky girlfriend likes it.October 2, 2017Purchased
4 months agoRecently brewed this one up. It was a big hit at the BBQ. Nice and smooth with a sweetness that wasn't too sweet.August 1, 2017Purchased
11 months agoGood easy drinker summer beerNot quite as good as many of the reviews have described, but it was still a good easy drinker that I enjoyed. I added the orange zest and corriandor at flameout and you definitely get some orange flavor at the end. Might have been more if I wouldn't have strained it before pouring into fermentor but there's no way I'm not straining the sort. I would say I enjoy drinking this more than a blue moon but I enjoy that Belgian flavor profile and you definitely get it with this. I did have some harsh bitternes/off flavor on the backend of some of these at the beginning, less of it with the older ones.July 8, 2017Purchased
11 months agoA rare perfect match between brew & flavoringI'm not a fruity beer fan, but this is an exception. The subtle orange flavor makes this brew delicious. I have 6 beers on tap on my back deck. This one is a regular batch & disappears quickly.July 8, 2017Purchased
7 months agoGreat Belgian for a great price!I brewed this for the first time as part of my summer beer line up, and I was not disappointed! A bright orange color, there are citrus flavors, and the BE-256 Belgian yeast may be my new favorite to use for all my Belgian brews because it imparts a distinct taste of cloves that I love in Belgian beers. I added additional sugars to my batch and the Yeast had no problem chewing right through it. For the price, you can't beat this if you're a Belgian lover!June 22, 2017Purchased
6 months agoMy favorite!This is my favorite beer to make. Very smooth and drinkable. I add orange peel to the primary and let it ferment in a warm spot. The warmer fermentation seems to bring out the banana flavors. This is the third or fourth time I've bought this kit and it always comes out great. It's better as a younger beer. I love beer from Hill Farmstead and The Alchemist, but this Belgian style hits the spot. Cheers!June 19, 2017Purchased
8 months agoExpected a littleI was excepting a little more out of this brew. I am not getting al the flavors described in the description. I am left wanting moreJune 8, 2017Purchased
8 months ago3 weeks fermenting, 3weeks in the bottle... pretty good... add a quarter inch of cointreau to the bottom of the glass... next level... brings out the orange without making it overly sweetMay 28, 2017A nice pint from bottle or keg.Usually I am all about porters and stouts, with the occasional IPA thrown in. But I got this kit for $1 with purchase of a Chocolate milk stout, and let me say, it is surely the best dollar I ever spent. Initially I thought it went bad because it had an almost skunky smell at first. But two weeks later I kegged a portion and bottled the rest. A great smooth flavor with a lightly sweetened finished. If I had more patience it may have tasted better sitting longer in a secondary. All in all I would consider buying this kit at regular price.March 26, 2017Purchased
11 months ago
- Browse 6 questions Browse 6 questions and 16 answersFirst time brewing this beer and picked up pre-packed coriander and orange zest and was curious how much to add of both for 5 gallon batch. Understand it depends upon taste preferences - just looking for a general recommendation for first batch.BEST ANSWER: Between 1/2 and 1 ounce of each. 1/2 ounce will be more a subtle compliment while 1 ounce would be more of a defining character in the beer. So I would go for 1/2 ounce.Just brewed this beer had lots of activity for 2 days with a good crust on top, now today seems to be little to no bubbles, crust is also breaking down. Is this normal to see on day 3 after brewing?BEST ANSWER: Exactly the same thing for my first batch. Alot of activity at 24 hours, then it tapered off quickly. Seemed to lack head after bottling too. Still had good flavor and 5.5% ABV with Wyeast 1214 Belgian Abbey Ale. Decided to switch yeast next time.
For my most recent batch I used Safbrew-246 yeast with much better results. Good head, flavor, and 6.5% ABV.
So what to do? I would open it up and quickly add additional yeast, either the 246 or Safale S-05. I have done that with other slow batches with good results. It's better than wondering.The recommendation in the recipe is to only do 1 week in a primary and 1-2 in a secondary. Would it be fine to just do all 3 in the primary or does it need to be in a secondary after 1 week?BEST ANSWER: I don't mind cloudy brews, so if the total ferment time is 3 wks or less, I'm apt to choice to keep it in the primary fermenter. The other advantage for me in doing this is no need to clean a carboy (really hard to clean)Would you need to buy 2 kits if you wanted to make a 10 gallon batch? This beer seems great and it's my first attempt at a large batch with any of the kits and wanted to know if I need to double everything for a 10 gallon batch?BEST ANSWER: Yes. you need a larger amount of grains, malts and hops if you want a larger amount of product. You may be able to stretch a batch a little, but if you try to double your volume on a single kit, the OG will be offWhen adding orange peal at flameout. Do you transfer the orange peal to the fermenter with the wort or remove it? Sorry I'm new at this.BEST ANSWER: It would make little difference one way or the other, but I would tend to leave them in, to maximize the effect from them. They will not cause a problem to be left in, or they can be removed if the batch is being strained into the fermenter. - Mike W, Northern BrewerI just purchased this kit, and I'm curious to know what the carbonation level should be. Would it require Belgian bottles, or would a standard glass bottle be fine for this kit?BEST ANSWER: Eric,
Thank you for your question. This beer would be best with 3.0 vols of co2. The belgian bottles would be great for this beer.
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