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Old 06-15-2008, 06:16 PM   #1
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Default Not to brag, but that's some head!

very pleased with how this one turned out...

not trying to brag, just celebrating a successful (and totally delicious) brew - made with the knowledge picked up right here from Homebrewtalk.com!

It's a Belgian Triple, by the way. The lighting is terrible in the pics, so it looks a LOT darker than it really is.






Woohoo!

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Old 06-15-2008, 06:20 PM   #2
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Well now, that is some head. Looks great, bet it tastes even better. AG I'm guessing?

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Old 06-15-2008, 08:00 PM   #3
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Wow! Very nice! Did you use any dextrin malt in that? Wheat? Heading powder? Come on man, give up your secrets!!!

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Old 06-15-2008, 09:30 PM   #4
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actually, extract... somewhat of a tiny partial mash...


Abbey du Sarasota Tripel


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Amount Item Type % or IBU
8.00 lb Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 65.12 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 9.30 %
0.25 lb Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 2.33 %
0.25 lb Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 2.33 %
0.25 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 2.33 %
1.00 oz Saaz [3.20 %] (60 min) Hops 8.8 IBU
0.75 oz Saaz [3.20 %] (30 min) Hops 5.1 IBU
0.25 oz Saaz [3.20 %] (20 min) Hops 1.3 IBU
1.00 oz Saaz [3.20 %] (2 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops -
2.00 lb Invert Sugar (Home-made), Clear (0.5 SRM) Sugar 18.60 %

1 Pkgs Belgian Ale (Wyeast Labs #1214) [Starter 1Yeast-Ale



This was a 60 minute boil, late addition with the extract. All Saaz, baby!

First, held the grains at 150 degrees for 60 minutes. Removed grains and brought to boil. Began hop schedule.

After 45 minutes of boiling, I turned off the heat and added all of the extract. Let steep for 10 minutes (took 5 minutes to add the extract) before chilling in ice bath.


I waited until day 4 or 5 before adding the 2 pounds of invert sugar to the primary.

OG was somewhere around 1.090, and the final was 1.014. Fermented at 74 degrees throughout.

Final brew was very smooth, deceptively strong. Just a touch darker than what I'd hoped for - not unusual for an extract recipe.


I will definitely brew this one again!!!

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Old 06-17-2008, 01:41 AM   #5
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...that's what HE said!

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Old 06-17-2008, 03:56 AM   #6
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...that's what HE said!

LOL! YESSS!!!
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:15 AM   #7
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That is impressive.

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