Recipe: Triple Wish

Don’t think of this as a clone of Dupont’s Avec Les Bons Voeux—think of this as a beer inspired by it. It’s the right blend of earthy, hoppy, fruity, spicy, and dry, and it makes for sweet dreams.

Drew Beechum Apr 17, 2020 - 2 min read

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Batch size: 5.5 gallons (20.8 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.081
FG: 1.008
IBUs: 40
ABV: 9.5%

8.5 lb (3.9 kg) Pilsner malt
3 lb (1.4 kg) Munich (light) malt
2 lb (907 g) wheat malt
2 lb (907 g) cane sugar (added to the boil)

1.25 oz (35 g) Magnum [12.9% AA] at 60 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Mount Hood [4.8% AA] at 0 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Mount Hood [4.8% AA], dry hopped for 7 days

White Labs WLP565 Belgian Saison I and Wyeast 3724 Belgian Saison

In advance, create one yeast starter from both strains. Single-infusion mash at 1.25 quarts (1.2 l) per pound (454 g). Rest at 148°F (64°C) for 60 minutes and mash out. Boil for 60 minutes, following the hops schedule. Chill to about 62°F (17°C) and pitch the yeast. Cover the top of the fermentor with foil instead of an airlock. Keep the temperature moderate for the first three days of fermentation and then allow it to free rise—no higher than 85°F (29°C). When the kräusen falls, affix an airlock and dry hop. Package with an eye toward a brisk carbonation—about 3.0 volumes.

Avec Les Bons Voeux