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Old 11-13-2012, 07:04 PM   #21
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This was my first beer and had similar problems, I used the dry yeast and fermentation stopped, similar temps mine was fluctuating between 69-72, stopped rather quick after it's move to secondary. Mine finally fell to 1.24 and I bottled it, I would have waited but I don't have that much gear and had 2 more beers ready to brew that I just didn't want to wait on. Overall I wish it had not been my first beer, I really wanted it done right, now I have another week to go before I pop the first bottle and see how I did.
Yeah let me know if its really sweet. Mine finished at 1.030.

And sweet not in a good way, kinda wish I had spme hop there tp balancebit out.


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Old 11-14-2012, 01:44 PM   #22
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Thanks for the updates! My LHBS carries BB kits and I want to make the tripel. Any suggestions for a complete fermentation? Make a big ol starter? Add the candi sugar after a week in the primary?



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Old 11-14-2012, 05:53 PM   #23
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Thanks for the updates! My LHBS carries BB kits and I want to make the tripel. Any suggestions for a complete fermentation? Make a big ol starter? Add the candi sugar after a week in the primary?
Id go with a belgian liquide yeast with starter, seem people have trouble with the safel 33 yeast that comes with that kit.

Edit: you should find the ingreadents and buy them fresh, least you will have fresher hops. Instead of themsitting on a shelf at room temp. The price should be around the same and that probably would be with liquide yeast too.

I think our BB kit was 45-50 bucks.

Me and my buddy had a few of my beers last night i got about 6 in the pipeline, last ones to closr our session was the triple, there tasting better. But still really sweet. But does the job -drunk-
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:57 PM   #24
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Yeah I actually just popped one of mine, carbonation is going well but it's sweet, thick. I was drinking it room temperature to get the full flavor profile (75f) and it's a bit banana smelling, hint in the taste but not gross.

If I had to do it again I would let it sit in primary longer and really let it ferment, also lower temp, I would love to have done it around 67f instead of 70-71f.

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Old 11-15-2012, 12:50 PM   #25
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Thanks guys. I appreciate the advice! Finding the freshest ingredients will probably result in me ordering a kit, but that's ok. I want the best product I can make. And yes... Long primary. Will do.

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Old 11-15-2012, 12:58 PM   #26
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Yeah i had mine sit 7 weeks in primary but it was stuck ferminting half that time.

But non the less its drinkable.

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I went to my LHBS and saw this kit on the shelf for $42. Couldn't resist bringing it home. I brewed on 11/23. Used a big starter.. S-04 >36 hours with two batches of 2c water and 1/2c DME. Added 1 tsp Diammonium Phosphate @ 10 min left. I also added 1/2 cup of Turbinado sugar.

Put all the sugars in at the start of boil.

Gravity today (Day 13) is 1.024. Tastes good. Not what I would expect a Belgium style Tripel to taste like at this point, but what do I know. So today I wrapped it in an electric blanket hopefully will rouse the yeast once it warms a little and can milk a few more points off the gravity.

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Just as a heads up, after a couple more weeks in the bottle the beer is really good now. I am very happy with it, next time, I'll let it sit in the bottle longer before drinking. It was my first beer, so I was overly excited to get at it.

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Old 12-07-2012, 07:29 PM   #29
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Yea i might have one tonight, i have not had one in 2 weeks.

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Well just checked my triple again, I did what yooper said and my fermintation is stuck. Im still reading 1.030.

Now i understand that i should have a starter. I posted a link above for people to see what I used. What and how much yeast should I make a starter with? Please and thank you.
I had the same issue with that yeast. It sucks.


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