Hot Pants Dobbelt Recipe

Hot Pants Dobbelt – By True Grist

Homebrew recipe for the beer True Grist brewed for Cask Days 2017 with Escarpment Labs and Barncat Artisan Ales. This beer is a traditional Belgian dubbel fermented with a fruity, heat-loving kveik blend from Norway. Dobbelt is Norwegian for double.

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
14 gal 60 min 21.6 IBUs 18.1 SRM 1.063 1.012 6.6 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
Belgian Dubbel 26 B 1.062 - 1.075 1.008 - 1.018 15 - 25 10 - 17 2.5 - 3.2 6 - 7.6 %


Name Amount %
Pilsner (Weyermann) 21.2 lbs 72.6
Caramunich I (Weyermann) 2 lbs 6.85
Munich I (Weyermann) 2 lbs 6.85
Aromatic Malt 1 lbs 3.42
Special B Malt 1 lbs 3.42
Candi Syrup, D-90 2 lbs 6.85


Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Tettnang (Tettnang Tettnager) 5 oz 60 min First Wort Pellet 3.1


Name Amount Time Use Type
Fermcap-S 2.80 ml 60 min Boil Water Agent


Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
Arset Kveik Escarpment Labs 79% 68°F - 98°F


Step Temperature Time
Mash Step 152°F 60 min


-Conversion efficiency of 86% (first runnings gravity of 19.1 brix vs. 21.5 brix max theoretical)
-Some volume loss to Justin’s pant leg
-Effectively a 90minute boil due to complicated wort chiller plumbing set up
-Fermented at ambient temperatures at Barncat Artisan Ales

True Grist visits Escarpment Labs

Yesterday (June 7th, 2017), the folks at Escarpment Labs were kind enough to invite True Grist to their production facility for a tour and a Q&A period. Around 20 True Grist members arrived to Escarpment Labs and were welcomed with a sample of a very interesting tart pale ale, fermented with Lactobacillus and Kveik in about 24 hours at 40C – a little taste of some of the R&D at Escarpment Labs. Richard Preiss (co-founder of Escarpment Labs) then showed us around, describing their yeast propagation and packaging process, as well as their quality assurance program. Continue reading True Grist visits Escarpment Labs