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Old 12-04-2009, 05:52 AM   #1
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Hello all, I am looking for a tried and true Beligian IPA based on a tripel with candy sugar and all. Does anyone have arecipe out there I could use to build off???

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Old 12-04-2009, 06:01 AM   #2
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Northern Brewer has a kit called the Houblonmonstre Tripel IPA:

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* 12 lbs. Belgian Pale Ale Malt

Boil Additions


* 1 oz. Yakima Magnum (60 min)
* 1 oz. Hersbrucker (20 min)
* 1 oz. Saaz (15 min)
* 1 oz. Cascade (15 min)
* 1 oz. Saaz (5 min)
* 1 oz. Cascade (5 min)

Special Ingredients


* Priming Sugar - 2 lbs. (Add at end of boil.)

If you choose dry yeast


* Not recommended.

If you choose liquid yeast


* Wyeast #3522 Belgian Ardennes Yeast. Optimum temperature: 65-85° F
The only change I would make would be to add the sugar to the primary fermenter after 3-7 days instead of adding it to the boil. I brew a lot of Belgians and they definitely work better with incremental feeding.
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Just one malt? interesting

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Just one malt? interesting
In general, Belgian ales have pretty simple malt bills. It's all about getting a dry beer that lets the complexity of the yeast shine through. You could add something like .75 lbs of Carapils just to give it a touch of color and some maltiness.

It looks like the goal of that recipe is to strike a balance between the yeast and the hops and leave the malt in the background. I'm a little skeptical of the whole notion of a Tripel IPA, though. Belgians ales are lightly hopped for a reason: too much will quickly overwhelm the subtle notes of the yeast.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:15 PM   #5
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Yeah...I really like the Houblon Chouffe...which is a Belgian IPA tripel. I haven't tried to make a Belgian IPA tripel but I think it's on the agenda

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