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Bernie's Belgian Tripel

324 calories 26.9 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: Partial Mash
Style: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.075 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)
Source: Robert Marsan
Calories: 324 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 26.9 g (Per 12oz)
Created Wednesday November 30th 2016
1.098
1.016
10.68%
44.19
7.7
5.17
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
0.50 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 10L0.5 lb Caramel / Crystal 10L 35 10 3.8%
0.25 lb American - Aromatic Malt0.25 lb Aromatic Malt 35 20 1.9%
0.25 lb American - Special Roast0.25 lb Special Roast 33 50 1.9%
4 lb Dry Malt Extract - Light4 lb Dry Malt Extract - Light 42 4 30.5%
6.60 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Pilsen6.6 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Pilsen 35 2 50.4%
1.50 lb Honey1.5 lb Honey 42 2 11.5%
13.1 lb / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1.25 oz Styrian Goldings1.25 oz Styrian Goldings Hops Pellet 5.5 Boil 60 min 20.86 35.7%
0.50 oz Centennial0.5 oz Centennial Hops Pellet 10 Boil 60 min 15.17 14.3%
0.50 oz Cascade0.5 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Boil 15 min 5.27 14.3%
0.25 oz Styrian Goldings0.25 oz Styrian Goldings Hops Pellet 5.5 Boil 15 min 2.07 7.1%
0.50 oz Cascade0.5 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Boil 1 min 0.46 14.3%
0.50 oz Styrian Goldings0.5 oz Styrian Goldings Hops Pellet 5.5 Boil 1 min 0.36 14.3%
3.5 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
6 gal Steeped Grains Temperature 154 °F 60 min
 
Yeast
White Labs - Belgian Strong Ale Yeast WLP545
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
81.5%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
66 - 72 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
70 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.75 (M cells / ml / ° P) 331 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
Method: corn sugar       Amount: 2/3 cup      
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile II
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
150 10 80 150 160 220
San Diego Water has high Calcium and Sulfites
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

This came out more concentrated initially than expected and ended up being about 13.5% ABV. Took >2 months to bottle condition but well worth the wait. Smooth, slightly sweet, classic golden tripel.

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  • Last Updated: 2018-10-17 03:58 UTC
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