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Classification: Belgian ale, Trappist ale, Chimay, Corsendonk, all-grain

Source: Tony Babinec ( Issue #848, 3/24/92

If I am remembering correctly, Chimay Red has SG of 1.063. Dave Line, in Brewing Beers Like Those You Buy, and Dave Miller, in his book, give some suggestions for how to make a Trappist-style beer. So, taking their cue, here's an all-grain recipe.

For a Corsendonk-like brown ale, instead of the black malt listed above, try 3 ounces of chocolate malt.



Depending on your extract efficiency, this beer might come in at SG in mid-1060s or so. This is not intended to be a 1.100 beer! If you can find it, instead of using dark brown sugar, use 1 pound raw sugar crystals (seen at some gourmet food shops, but somewhat expensive). Note the mixture of continental and English hops. As the beer ought to have some body, use a starch conversion temperature of 155-8 degrees F.