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Old 03-31-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default Belgian tripel not drinkable

Ok y'all.. I just cracked my belgian tripel after a week in the bottles. I know that's not a long time but I wanted to see how it turned out. It was a little carbed up but not even drinkable. Not sure what it is but please somebody give me some hope that the flavor will change dramatically in a few months in the bottle!

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Old 03-31-2013, 11:27 PM   #2
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Without a recipe and other parameters (like fermentation temperature) we can't help you much.

What's wrong with the taste? Let's start with that. Certain off flavors caused by different things, some will age out and some won't.

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Old 03-31-2013, 11:33 PM   #3
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The recipe was a northern brewer extract kit with specialty grains. I don't know how to describe the flavor other than harsh. Two things I could have potentially messed up. Initial fermentation was around 70-75. And then I accidentally put the wrong hops in at the wrong time so I put it all in. 2 weeks primary 2 months secondary

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Was that 70-75 the temp of the beer or the temp of the room?

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Old 03-31-2013, 11:42 PM   #5
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I had a Belgian strong that took 6 months before it was actually enjoyable. If this is a high gravity brew, tuck it away till fall. you will thank me.

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The 70-75 was the temp on the fermentation bucket

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Yeah OG was 1.076.

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Is it harsh in a bitter way? Harsh as in boozy or solventy?

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I figured that question was coming. I want to say bitter but also a little boozy

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Let it age. Awhile. Tripels need time.

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