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Old 03-17-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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Thinking about making a double batch of trippel and throwing cherries in the secondary of one. Anyone ever try this? Any recommendations?

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Old 03-17-2011, 07:21 PM   #2
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Sounds like it would be good. The spiciness of the Belgian yeast would go well with cherries. I did cherries in a Belgian Strong Dark Ale before and liked it.

I used the Oregon canned cherries (I could get tart and sweet but a mix of the two would be best). About 1 can per gallon is about right, if you ask me but it's always better to use less and add more if need be than to have a beer with too much cherry for your personal taste.

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Old 03-17-2011, 07:52 PM   #3
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Bourbon Barrel Quad from Boulevard (one of my favorite beers) uses cherries. Sounds like a pretty good idea.

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Old 03-17-2011, 09:54 PM   #4
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I've done a cherry dubbel several times. The last time I used around 12lbs of cherries for a 5 gallon batch. I prefer to use mostly tart cherries.

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I'm thinking about doing this too.... any result from OP? would be interested to see what kind of ingredients were used

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Turned out awesome! Here is the recipe. It is for a double batch of tripel. Then we just put cherries in half.
25 lbs Belgian Pils
5 lbs Cane Sugar
2 lbs American Wheat
8 oz Belgian Aromatic

1.5 Saaz 60 mins
2.0 Tettnang 60 mins
1.0 Saaz 10 mins
1.0 Tettnang 10 mins

Pitched on 2 seperate trapest yeast cakes.
Added 4 lbs of cherries to one of the fermenters. I used 2 cans of oregon sweet and 2 cans of oregon tart. Not sure if this is correct, but I ran the cherries through the blender first. Next time I may cut back on cherries a tad. The beer actually turned out reddish purple.
If you have any questions let me know. Everyone seems to love both the cherry and plain tripel.

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Were they the large or small cans of cherries? With a trippel being light in color, the cherries will turn it purple. I did a cherry wit that is a lovely reddish purple color. People love the purple head haha

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THey were the big cans.

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I used 1 small can per gallon for good results. I think they are 14.4 oz.

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I've done a cherry dubbel several times. The last time I used around 12lbs of cherries for a 5 gallon batch. I prefer to use mostly tart cherries.
that sounds good... i'd be concerned about color in a tripel.
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