Dubious Omen Dubbel AG 5.75 gallons 1.065 1.011 7.2% 26 20 (Tinseth) 72% overall efficiency 11 lbs Belgian pilsner malt 6 oz Cara 20 2 lbs D180 Candi Syrup (added at boil) 1 oz Hallertau Tradition, 6.5% AA, @ 60 minutes WY3787, Trappist High Gravity, with starter as per MrMalty.com Water adjustment for light, malty beer, as per Bru’nWater spreadsheet Mashed at 148 F for 90 min. Batch sparged. 90 minute boil. Fermentation at 67 F. Bottle conditions with 2.3 volumes (4.5 oz table sugar). Named for a starling that smashed into the recently installed window of my enclosed porch, while the beer was mashing. According to at least one internet site, this is supposed to be a good omen, but I was skeptical. Looks like the Gods were right, as it turned out to be my best dubbel in 5 attempts, and took a first place at the Minnesota Renaissance Fair.