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No. 6: A Belgian Blond

On a trip to France in the summer of 2007 Irene became a bit obsessed with Leffe. When summer finally started making an appearance this year (2011) the obsession came roaring back, and thus it was decided that our next brew should be a Belgian Blond.

Name wise I had settled on the number 6 before I even realized that this would indeed be our 6th homebrew. Sticking to the theme of numbers from geekdom, 6 had a few different callbacks to things I loved. First there was the Nexus 6 model replicants from Blade Runner. Also, the Number 6 from the recent Battlestar Galactica series. Ultimately I decided it should represent No. 6 (Patrick McGoohan) from The Prisoner.


Type: Extract
OG: 1.067
FG: 1.017
ABV: 6.5%
Specialty Grain
4 oz. Belgian Biscuit Malt
4 oz. Belgian Aromatic Malt
4 oz. German Munich Malt
2 oz. Honey Malt
8.75 lbs Liquid Pale Malt Extract
8 oz Belgan Candy Sugar
.64 oz Nugget (Bittering)
.5 oz Fuggle (Flavoring)
Wyeast 1762 Blegian Abby
1/2 cup Corn Sugar
1/3 cup Belgian Candy Sugar
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