Trappist - Chimay Premier (Red) Clone

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: I understand that this kit is for all-grain brewers and requires specialized equipment and knowledge to brew. East Coast Hoppers Kits include Instructions and BeerSmith files to help determine strike and sparge volumes and temperatures. Other kits may require brewing software or a knowlege of brewing calculations to determine water volumes and temperatures. It is up to the brewer to determine if this kit is appropriate for their equipment and techniques.

Brewed by the Trappist Monks


Recipe Source: Candi Syrup Inc.


Style: Trappist

Tasting Notes: The Chimay Red is the oldest of the Chimays. Its coppery color and sweet, fruity taste make it a particularly tasty dark ale.


19L @ 65% efficiency

OG 1.061
FG 1.008
ABV  7
SRM  10
IBU  22
Mash Temp 64.5°C (148°F)
Mash Time 60 minutes


Ingredients Quantity Addition and Time
Belgian Pilsner
10 lb  Mash 60 min
Crystal 15  0.5 lb  Mash 60 min
Torrified Wheat  0.75 lb Mash 60 min
Czech Saaz  28g Boil 60 min
Hallertau Mittelfruh
 14g Boil 30 min
D45 Candi Syrup  1 lb  Boil 10 min

Yeast included with this kit: BE-256

Liquid yeast recommendations:

White Labs: WLP500

Escarpment Labs: Ardennes Belgian Ale or Dry Belgian Ale


90 minute boil