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Old 03-13-2012, 04:05 AM   #1
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Default All-Grain - First Belgian...and a Tripel

This is one I'm making tomorrow so the numbers given are what BeerSmith spit out according to all of the parameters I set.


Grain:
13.5 lbs Pilsner 2-row Belgium (2.0 SRM) 80.6 %
1.5 lbs Wheat, Torrified I (1.7 SRM) 9.0 %
12.0 oz Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) 4.5 %
1 lbs Corn Sugar (6.0)

Hops:
1.0 oz Challenger [6.7 %] (90 min) (FWH) 20.1 IBU
1.0 oz Czech Saaz [4.9 %] (30 min) 10.6 IBU
1.0 oz Mt. Hood [3.6 %] (10 min) 3.7 IBU

Misc:
0.5 oz Corriander (Boil 10.0 min)
0.5 oz Orange Peel, Bitter (Boil 5.0 min)

Mash: Step
30 min Protein rest 122.0F
45 min Saccharification rest 152.0F (w/15 warm up time)
10 min Mash Out 168.0F

I'm looking to see what you guys think about this. The numbers say it will fit the style and but that doesn't mean it will taste great.



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I believe the Recipe Database is designed for 'Tried and True' recipes. Not for test batches/looking for opinions. I'd suggest moving it to the normal forums.



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The brew day went pretty well other than me sparging a bit too much. Last night I got home to the smell of beer filling my garage. I opened the ferm chamber and had a straight up beer explosion. It's a mess but it's my first one so I was actually pretty stoked about it. I love yeast.

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What yeast did you pitch with this? I just made a Tripel and had an explosive ferment, too:

15lbs Pils malt
.5 lb Caravienna
2 lbs Turbinado

1.25 Brewers Gold - 60
1.00 Ultra - 15
2.00 Ultra - 05

2 packets of T58 yeast

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Oops...I thought I had put it in the recipe up there. I went with Wyeast WLP530 Abbey Ale. Even this morning when I cleaned up the mess the fermentation was still churning and chugging away....and it smells awesome.

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So, after cleanup yesterday, I get home from work and there's krausen and yeast in the airlock again!! Fortunately, it never made it's way out to cause a mess but I'm wondering if I should change out the airlock again. It's bubbling away as is and the krausen has settled down some.

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So, after cleanup yesterday, I get home from work and there's krausen and yeast in the airlock again!! Fortunately, it never made it's way out to cause a mess but I'm wondering if I should change out the airlock again. It's bubbling away as is and the krausen has settled down some.
go with a blowoff tube... it really is the only way to avoid the mess because too much pressure builds below a airlock during primary ferm. acutally I think there is product called fermcap as well.
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go with a blowoff tube... it really is the only way to avoid the mess because too much pressure builds below a airlock during primary ferm. acutally I think there is product called fermcap as well.
Even on my low gravity beers, I keep a blow off tube on for a week at least. That way there is no worries. My Tripel settled down after about 5 days and I put a regular airlock on. Going to let it age for a couple of more weeks and then maybe split the batch, bottle one and age the other on oak or fruit or both.
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I think I'm in the clear now. I just need to change the airlock out....again. I'm thinking of leaving it in primary for about 9 days and then transferring to secondary for about two weeks. I'm going to bottle a case and keg the rest. I'm hoping it will be ready in time for an interKlub competition the second week of May.

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After some more reading on here, I decided to leave my Tripel in primary for a little while longer. I'm right at three weeks now and am going to transfer to secondary either tonight or tomorrow. I'll probably let it sit there for another week or two before I move it over to the keg to carbonate. The contest I'm entering it into isn't until mid-May so it should be aged just enough. Although, a little while longer in the keg will probably help smooth it out.



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