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Tony 03-19-2005 12:17 AM

Trappist Westmalle Dubbel / Tripel Recipes
Does anyone have a clone recipe for Westmalle Trappist Tripel or Dubbel?

Just tried both and loved them.

Janx 03-21-2005 03:30 PM

Those are gonna be tough to actually clone even if you find a recipe. Most "clone" recipes for Belgians hugely oversimplify the process.

Raise the alcohol with sugar to keep the body low. Use a Trappist yeast.

I'm going to be starting on some Trippel adventures soon. Let me know if you have any success, and I'll do the same.

awillis 07-02-2005 05:32 PM

I was wondering if you had any success with your trippel adventure since I'm commencing my own journey.

mac1jw 09-03-2009 04:12 AM

Tried the Westmalle Trappist Dubbel tonight...WOW! A tremendous beer. Would be very interested in a clone for this one too.


illinibrew04 09-03-2009 12:48 PM

Just brewed a trippel that is tasting great while trying the hydro samples. I'd recommend you guys pick up the book "Brew Like a Monk", it was great reading not only about Belgian brewing techniques as they relate to homebrewing but also in the general history of trappist breweries.

homebrewer_99 09-03-2009 01:43 PM

I brewed the Dubbel from Clone Brews and it was great!! Highly recommended.:rockin:

RudeLead 09-03-2009 04:32 PM

Byo has a Westmalle Tripel clone in the 150 clones mag. Not sure how good it is, though. They have listed another wyeast yeast than the one that supposedly derives from westmalle (wyeast trappist high gravity). Can post it later...

syd138 09-03-2009 05:36 PM

I don't have an exact clone, but it is hard to copy it because a lot has to do with their specific yeast and the temps they use.

Westalle yeast is WLP530
You probably want to brew in the low 70's
OG around 1.80

Use mostly Pale malt
about .25 Belgian aromatic, .25 Special B
around 1 lb of Belgian Dark Candi

maybe Spalter to get your IBUs around 25

Sedge 09-04-2009 06:17 AM


Originally Posted by syd138 (Post 1524964)
OG around 1.80

hmmm that sounds deadly

RudeLead 09-04-2009 01:23 PM


Originally Posted by Sedge (Post 1526546)
hmmm that sounds deadly

As far as I know, what you wanna do with this beer is adding some sugar during fermentation, so the starting gravity won't be so high. Besides, these yeasts
can handle quite a lot of everything.

By the way, I've also heard that Westmalle don't ferment at as high temps as some other breweries, but keep in the low 20's ('C). Not sure about this though, but it seems likely as Westmalle is very elegant and not so estery.

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