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Old 02-05-2008, 08:41 PM   #1
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I'm about to start a Belgium Dubbel. Would I need to put this in a secondary or can I go straight to bottling? I'm assuming the secondary will help the clarity but will I lose any flavor?

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Old 02-05-2008, 09:13 PM   #2
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you won't lose any flavor. And for big beers that need to condition for a longer period of time you want to get the beer off the yeast after fermentation is complete so you don't pick up off flavors during conditioning

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Old 02-05-2008, 09:19 PM   #3
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Belgian ale yeasts take a long time to develop their full characters. I would definitely give it some time in secondary.

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Old 02-06-2008, 03:39 AM   #4
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Thanks. I'm go with a secondary fermentation. I appreciate the thoughts.

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Old 02-06-2008, 04:00 AM   #5
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For the record, BelgiAN, not Belgium.

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be sure not to transfer this into a secondary until it has completed it's fermentation. i repeat, do not transfer until you have reached your final gravity. i can't stress this enough

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I agree with DeathBrewer.

I brewed a Trippel and it's been in the primary for over three weeks, and I still get intermittent bubbling on the airlock.

I'm not transferring to secondary until that bad boy either completely stops bubbling or my hydro reading tells me it's done.

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I transferred my dubbel after fermentation had stopped and let it cold condition for a couple weeks and it's turned out quite well so far (still needs a couple weeks to bottle condition).

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Old 02-08-2008, 03:31 AM   #9
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If you don't mind, I have been looking for dubble recipies. Could you post yours? I have one that I have not brewed yet only because I have not found enough different ones to create my own. Thanks.

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