I got this kit for xmas. I enjoy a good belgian quad from time to time, and the one this kit is based off of is supposed to be one of the best. It's also suppsoed to be very rare and hard to get ahold of. The store page for this kit is: http://www.northernbrewer.com/northy-12-belgian-quad. Since it was an extract kit, it was a pretty boring brewday; mix ingredients, boil with hops, cool, pitch. I pitched a ton of slurry from the Northy Lite batch I made to get tear through this high gravity wort. Confession...this blog is mostly homebrew...
1/23/2016: Brew day. Did everything put the instructions. Gravity was correct. Aerated with the immersion blender. The foam added about a quart of volume to it until it fell back. Used about a cup of yeast from the northy lite batch, added during blending. Added 6 drops of fermcap in the hops of preventing blowouts... Fermentation starting at 64F.
|A little more attenuation would have been nice|
7/13/2016:. Carbonation issues fixed for a while now. Just burped the keg a bunch. Hazy has mostly dropped out and its very clear. Lovely shade of reddish brown now. Tight tan head. Clean alcohol smell with dark fruit. Still quite sweet, but that's no going to change. It seems like it's less aggressive now though. The flavor of the Candi sugar us pretty apparent, a pleasant burnt sugar and prune flavor. It's pretty heavy, but smooth and tasty. Good for sipping.