Attempting A Tripel

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  1. Frankenbrewer

    Frankenbrewer Well-Known Member

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    I am going to attempt a Belgian Tripel 2.5 gal this weekend. Since it is a 2.5 gal batch should I use the entire packet of Lalbrew Abbaye yeast (11g)? Should I make a starter? I'm thinking just re-hydrate and pitch the whole packet. Your thoughts.
     
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    I'd certainly use the whole thing. Maybe even 2.... What's your SG? Have you used the yeast calculator on BF?

    Dry yeast isn't really suited for a starter... Or so I've read in the past.
     
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    You can make a starter with dry yeast, but generally it is not needed. Dry yeast is packaged with yeast nutrient and takes off pretty well. The packets are sized for a 5 gallon batch - or a 2.5 gallon high gravity batch. I generally make 2.5 gallon batches and for the heavy Belgians, I use one package. You should be good to go.

    Incidentally, I don’t rehydrate either. So far, pouring the yeast directly into the wort through the airlock hole has worked just fine.
     
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    Thanks Bubba! My recipe calls for 9.27% with the one pack.
     

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