Abbey Dubbel

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Dubbel the pleasure, dubbel the fun!

Enjoy this classic Dubbel brew with only your closest of friends. Supremely balanced and utterly delightful, this Belgian will be sure to impress.

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Bewitched Amber Ale Brewing Extract
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 Packet Safbrew T-58 Dry Ale Yeast
  • 1 BrewMax LME Softpack - Smooth
  • 1 1/2 oz. Packet Saaz Hop Pellets
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
  • 2 Packets No-Rinse Cleanser

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.059 (approx.) -- FG: 1.018 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Balanced
  • ABV (alc/vol): 5.5%
  • SRM (Color): 19
  • IBU (Bitterness): 30
  • BJCP Style: 26. Trappist Ale - 26B. Belgian Dubbel

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 2 - 4 Weeks = 2 - 3 Months

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Abbey Dubbel Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Bewitched Amber Ale Brewing Extract
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 Packet Safbrew T-58 Dry Ale Yeast
  • 1 BrewMax LME Softpack - Smooth
  • 1 1/2 oz. Packet Saaz Hop Pellets
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
  • 2 Packets No-Rinse Cleanser

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.059 (approx.) -- FG: 1.018 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Balanced
  • ABV (alc/vol): 5.5%
  • SRM (Color): 19
  • IBU (Bitterness): 30
  • BJCP Style: 26. Trappist Ale - 26B. Belgian Dubbel

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 2 - 4 Weeks = 2 - 3 Months

 

STEP 1: SANITIZING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.)

NOTE: BE SURE TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING THAT WILL COME INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR BEER. 

STEP 2: BREWING

Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation. 

    1. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the can of Brewing Extract, it's not needed for this recipe, then place the unopened can and LME softpack in hot tap water. 
    2. Place the pellet hops into the hop sack tying it closed, then trim away excess material.
    3. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot. Bring water to a boil, add in hop sack,then remove from heat
    4. Open the Brewing Extract and the LME, and pour the contents into the hot mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort. 
    5. Fill keg with cold tap water to the 4-quart mark on the back
    6. Pour the wort, including the hop sack, into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the 8.5-quart mark by adding more cold water. You'll leave the hop sack in the wort for the duration of fermentation. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk. 
    7. Sprinkle ONLY the Safbrew T-58 yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir. 
    8. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 59° and 70° F (15°-21° C) and out of direct sunlight.  Ferment for 14-18 days
    9. After approximately 24 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface. 

Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks. 

After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process. 

Step 3: BOTTLING AND CARBONATING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.)

Flavor Profile

balanced-recipesFlavor Profile
Alcohol by volume: 5.5%
SRM (color): 19
IBU (Bitterness): 30
Abbey Dubbel is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Craft Beer Quality Bewed this up with a couple additions of my own. Added a bit of honey to the mix. I have been saving this for a tasting session with some friends. Let it condition for about 4 weeks and couldn't wait any longer. Dark dark beer, great aroma and good mouth feel. Didn't have much head but that was probably my fault on the priming. It was sweet, malty, so so tasty. My tasting guest said if he didn't know I had brewed it he would have sworn it was a craft brewery specialty beer. Love it and will be making more of this. This is beer to keep on hand for special occasions.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!!! let it sat for 4 weeks in the fermenter ( SAAZ hops was left inside the fermenter) and another 4 weeks to condition.....Bottled it with 12 oz bottle with caps and primed it according to instruction.......and what I got is a very stand up beer. Really dark in color and about half an inch of head. Malty with a slight bitterness and a strong punch. The hops charateristic wasnt to strong but yet perfect for this type of beer. Cant wait to do this again....Kudos from friends that tasted it.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much, MUCH better than the local crafts "Exceptional beer! On par with some of the $10-14-bottle craft brews at the LQ store. I've had numerous requests to brew a batch for people.I added hopps at 160 degrees for 20 minutes. Pitched yeast at 70 degrees. 2.5 weeks in the keg at an average temperature of 68 degrees. I let this sit in the bottle for 2 weeks before putting in the fridge for another 2 weeks."
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly a great beer My friends and I were blown away with the quality, taste and depth of this beer. This was my very first time I've ever brewed beer and I hit a grand slam with this recipe. Smooth as silk but what a kick at about 8 ABV. Outstanding beer. Loved every sip.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Forget all your trouble -- Have a Belgian Dubbel! Abbey Dubbel is starting to win me over -- perfect pour and Saaz aroma, very nice dark amber color, and a hoppy, clove finish! Underneath it all is the unmistakable Bewitched Amber Ale malt profile -- great recipe Mr. Beer!
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Strong Beer I added 1-2 bag of booster, brought the abv up to 6.7%. Also, I added the Saaz hops to the fermenter after 2 weeks and went 1 more week. Real nice aroma from the hops. This brew turned out great.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Abbey Dubbel made me see double; superb! Love belgian beers, whether pale or strong, definitely my favorite style to drink or brew. I bought the ingredients for the recipe hoping to brew my first belgian styled beer and it delivered just that. I'm a bit of a beer snob so I know my belgians pretty well, and I can tell you that this recipe has the potential to create a pretty tasty beer. The only thing that struck me as odd was the lack of instructions on how to properly use the saaz hops with the muslin sack. I threw it into the boil for about 5-7 min and then removed it. Ill give my formal review of the beer below. I also used 1tsp of dextrose in each 16oz. bottle for the priming. Used grolsch bottles, fermented for 14 days, primed for 2 weeks, and conditioned so far for 3 weeks. Poured a dark, almost muddy colored, brown. Got two and half fingers of head at first pour, small bubbles, dissipated fairly quickly until it laced the top of the beer. In my opinion it was perfect head retention. Smell- earthy, with a hint of what smells like pear Taste is malty, very slight spice, somewhat sweet at first and then slight bitterness in aftertaste, tastes like a strong belgian ale. Hard to taste alcohol, other flavors cover that up nicely. Moderate mouth feel, not too heavy not too light. Overall a great beer if brewed correctly, I am surprised it turned out this well to be honest. I would definitely purchase this recipe again. Can't wait to impress my friends with this brew.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Complex and tasty I tried a couple right at the minimum conditioning time and wasn't "wowed" in the least. It was good, but that was it. After another month of conditioning, though, it's moved from "good" to "great". It's hearty while still being refreshingly drinkable, malty but with just the right amount of hops. I'll brew this one again.
Date published: 2017-10-28
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