Belgian Blonde Update

Update on the Belgian:  She’s a quite full bodied lady, dark blonde and at 7.25%, pretty full-figured.  Fermentation is not complete – I’m putting together a starter to finish off the last few gravity points to get a very dry beer.  The Candi syrup gave good color and flavors, caramel without the sweetness of a caramel malt.  She should age gracefully.  I’m looking forward to the finished beer.

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That’s the original starter.  Using a starter results in less stress on the yeast and, I find, more mellow flavors.  Recipe for yeast starter

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