In this video, I show you how to brew a Belgian Pale Ale. This video covers the recipe, the brew, fermentation and the final tasting. Belgian Pale Ales, also known as Singles (Singels) or Belgian Table Beers, have been brewed by Belgian Monks for centuries. These beers are typically made from the second runnings from the mash for a Tripel or Quadruppel and are characteristically low ABV, easy drinking and exceptionally balanced. My attempt at the style tasted fantastic, but was plagued by chill haze, which takes away from what the beer could have been. This style is supposed to be clear, not hazy. Overall the final result was 5.3% ABV with 22 IBUs.
Update: The chill haze was gone after about a week and a half at serving temp in the keg!!
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The recipe for 5.5 gallons into the fermenter is below, along with the links to buy these ingredients from Amazon if you wish, but be aware they will not be as fresh as if you bought them in person from your LHBS. Your efficiency may vary:

“Second Breakfast”
5.3% ABV 22 IBU

9.5 lb Belgian Pilsner –
0.75 lb CaraMunich –
0.25 lb Biscuit Malt –
0.25 lb Melanoiden Malt –
0.1 lb Special B –

Single Infusion mash at 152 for 90 min

Water (ppm): Ca: 86, Mg:11, Na: 65, SO4: 130, Cl: 100, HCO3: 90

Baking Soda:
Calcium Chloride:
Calcium Carbonate:
Campden Tablets:
pH Strips:

90 minute boil:
60 min – Add 3 oz Styrian Goldings (2% AA) –
15 min – Add chiller, whirlfloc, yeast nutrient – Whirfloc – Yeast Nutrient –
0 min – Add 1 oz Styrian Goldings (2% AA) –

OG: 1.048

1 package Wyeast 3522 Belgian Ardennes –

Ferment at 65-68 for 2 weeks.

FG: 1.009

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