Castle Malting: Beer recipe Belgian March Beer
Belgian March Beer Beer recipe
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ABV 5.5% Color 26 EBC Bitterness 18 IBU
Description
March Beer (Bière de Mars or Spring Beer) is the first brew of the year. Made from a fresh crop of malts and hops, it has a mellow, fruity flavor with floral, fruity aromas with subtle notes of roasted and caramelized malt. This beer has an elegant well-balanced bitterness.
Service:
Glass: Tall glass
Temperature: 4-8°C



BREWER`S TIPS
Keep the carbonation level low (2.4-2.6 vol) to boost pleasant malt taste.
RECIPE FOR 100L
MALT

Château Pilsen 2RS 65% // 13 kg
Château Cara Ruby® 30% // 6 kg
Château Biscuit® 5% // 1.1 kg
HOPS

Magnum (12.0% aa) 15.5 IBU // 50 g
Hallertau Blanc (10.5% aa) 2.5 IBU // 40 g
YEAST

SafAle S-33 70 g
Mashing temperature
Step 1: Mashing
Mash-in and follow the profile below:
pH 5.3 Mix Ratio 3.0 L/kg
Mash-in at 63°C
Rest for 50min at 63°C
Rise to 72°C at 1°C/min
Rest for 15min at 72°C and do the Iodine Test
Rise to 78°C at 1°C/min
Rest for 2min at 78°C to mash out

Once the mash is done, filter and sparge with water at 78°C
Step 2: Boiling
Boil for 60min.
Hop addition 1: After 10min add Magnum.
Hop Addition 2: After 50min add Hallertau Blanc.
Whirlpool to remove the trub
Total evap 6.0% Batch size 100L OG 13.0oP Efficiency 85%
Step 3: Fermentation and Maturation Cool down the wort to 16°C and pitch the yeast. Ferment at 16°C for 2 days then rise to 20°C. Once the fermentation is done (FG reached and off-flavors removed – about 7 days), drop the temperature to 8°C and rest for 1 day, and then harvest the yeast. Drop the temperature to 2°C and rest for 7 days.
Attenuation 78% FG 2.80oP
Step 4: Cold Aging and Packaging Cold age the beer at -1°C for 5 days, remove the residual yeast, and carbonate until 2.5 volumes of CO2. The beer is ready to package and drink. Enjoy! *For refermentation in the bottle, add brewing sugar and SafAle F-2.
This recipe is provided by Castle Malting®. Please note that this recipe is just a guideline allowing you to add a personal touch to your beer. Please note that some modifications may be required to meet the specific technological conditions of the brewery defined by equipment, water etc.
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