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SourAleGroup E-BIAB Sofie Clone

What a great brew day, by far it was one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve had as a home brewer.  The culmination of a lot of thought and work came together today for a truly satisfying experience. Read more about the E-BIAB system Setup Here

The Sofie Clone Recipe

10 lbs Pilsner 2 Row
2 lbs Wheat Malt
1 oz  Amarillo Gold @ 60 Min
.5 oz Amarillo Gold @ 0 Min

Brettanomyces Bruzellensis (Wyeast #3112)
Belgain Saison (Wyeast #3724)

Brewday Notes:
(25 minutes to get to strike temp, 1 hour Mash, 14 minutes to get to boil temp, 1 hour Boil, 33 minute chill, 20 minutes primary prep and cleaning)

Turned system on at 9:40pm (8.9 gallons of water at 60 degrees)
Hit Strike Temperature of 162 degrees at 10:05
Mash started at 10:05
Mash out started at 11:06
End mash out at 11:13
Strain grain until 11:20

Boil Volume = 7.5 gallons,
Preboil gravity: 1.040

Switched the Element to Boil setting at 11:27pm
Reach Boil temp at 11:41pm
Boil ended at 12:41

postboil volume : 6.2 gallons
postboil gravity: 1.051

Chilling Started at 12:42
Chilling ended at 1:15 @ 79 degrees

Pump to Primary at 1:20

Finished brewday at 1:40

Jon U’s Batch -(Group Batch 4)

So today’s brew day was fun but a bit rushed… I went to brew and grow and got my grains and hops two days ago and made a slight change to the recipe hop wise, here’s the actual grain bill along with brew and grow numbers to make repeat purchases in the future easy:

B&G Item Number   |  Grain Type   | QTY  | Cost

510   Belgian Pisen  8 lbs $15.20
131 Wheat Malt 3lbs $3.75
119  Flaked Wheat  1lb $1.62
503 Belgian Cara  20 0.31lbs $0.59
423 German Melanoidin 0.26lbs $0.49
401 Acidulated Malt 0.39lbs $0.74

German Hersbrucker Pellets (2 % AA)  1oz $1.99
German Hallertau Pellets (4.3 % AA) 1 oz $1.99

Wyeast – Special London ESB Ale $6.50
Tax $0.74

TOTAL : $33.61

my starting mash temp got a little too high, but it cooled off quickly and got the final mash temp at target 156 degrees.



After mash was complete I fly sparged into Nick’s mash tun then started my boil…

Nothing remarkable during the boil, however at the start of the boil I added 1 oz Hersbrucker and 0.23 oz Hallertau to bring my alpha acid closer to 3%

Chilling went pretty quick…


Got the wort to about 78 degrees and pitched the yeast…  My OG was a little low @ 1.050.


Now we wait…