Fermenting: Broken Gnome – Belgian Dubbel Rye

My neighbors have a fantastic garden gnome. Turns out, it hit a rough patch a while back and needed significant repair. Immediately I knew this story needed a commemorative beer.

    This Belgian Dubbel Rye is dedicated to that Broken Gnome

  • 10# Belgian Pilsner Malt
  • 2# Rye Malt
  • 2# Belgian Biscuit Malt
  • 1.0 oz Crystal hops @ 60
  • 1.5 oz Crystal hops @ 30
  • 1.5 oz Crystal hops @ 15
  • Wyeast Belgian Ardenes (3522)

Inspired by J’s comment, I gave the brew-in-a-bag technique a try for this beer. So far, I’m extraordinarily happy with the process. Straight forward all around. Took about 4 hours total (30 min set up + 60 min mash + 60 min boil + 45 min cool down + 30 min cleanup).

Broken Gnome on Hopville

  • OG 1.068
  • IBU 22.3
  • BU:GU 0.32 (malty/sweet)