Trappist Single - Monk Beer - Video guide

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David Heath

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It is time for a new educational beer style guide video and I am happy to bring you the Trappist Single guide.
This style has many other names including "Monk Beer".
This video guide begins with the history then moves onto BJCP style notes and a recipe writing section before I share my own tried and tested recipe along with recent brew footage. This then finishes with tasting notes and information about the beer produced by my recipe along with the usual hints and tips all the way through. I have been particularly enjoying this end beer recently and highly recommend it.
As usual, thank you for all your kind support and enthusiasm for my channel.
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Yes,I like that. I could see myself sitting on my patio chair,sun beating down,quaffing a few of those....
 

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As a Belgian, I like this video.

One remark: with your choice of yeast, add propagated yeast from a trappist (or possibly an abbey) beer. I have done this with Westmalle, St.-Bernardus and currently busy on Rochefort. Part of this propagation is brewing a light beer to obtain a whole lot of yeast.

And I have too much English hops (Eastwell Goldings), so I brew my Belgian beers currently with English hops instead of continental noble hops. Since we can't keep contests here in Belgium, I am never out of style :laugh8:
 

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As a Belgian, I like this video.

One remark: with your choice of yeast, add propagated yeast from a trappist (or possibly an abbey) beer. I have done this with Westmalle, St.-Bernardus and currently busy on Rochefort. Part of this propagation is brewing a light beer to obtain a whole lot of yeast.

And I have too much English hops (Eastwell Goldings), so I brew my Belgian beers currently with English hops instead of continental noble hops. Since we can't keep contests here in Belgium, I am never out of style :laugh8:
Great, thank you :) I will be making further guides like this for more Belgian styles in the coming months.
 

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And for those interested in the beer itself, the Enkel style is even very underrated/almost not sold in Belgium itself. Chimay Doréé is a recent addition, St.-Bernardus has the Extra 4, and there is the Witkap Pater Stimulo. All the rest seem to be found only in or near the abbeys themselves.
 
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