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crammer 08-24-2009 03:35 PM

Houblonmonstre Tripel IPA Extract Kit from NB
 
Has anyone tried Northern Brewer's Houblonmonstre Tripel IPA Extract Kit? I'm about to the pull the trigger on the order and I want to see if any has tried this unique brew.

Tlylebrew 08-27-2009 03:27 AM

bump!! Anyone at all? Looks very interesting too me!! :-)

crammer 08-27-2009 11:41 AM

I went ahead a bought the kit. This brew sould be interesting.

Blinebuddy 10-23-2009 11:21 PM

hey ! I ordered this kit ,and have it going in the secondary right now. the problem I am having is conflicting information as to how long it takes to mature. after taking 3.5 weeks in the primary , it had a leveled out F.G. of 1.016 and is clear as can be . to my eyes, she looks about done. but the catalog from NB says 6-8weeks, and the website says 4 months. how long did you give yours? if anything, I think I will give it a good 2.5 weeks in the secondary, then bottle it. any suggestions I am open to.

EvilGnome6 10-23-2009 11:29 PM

I have this one (all grain) on my list to brew someday. I'm curious how it turns out.

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Originally Posted by Blinebuddy (Post 1629517)
the problem I am having is conflicting information as to how long it takes to mature. after taking 3.5 weeks in the primary , it had a leveled out F.G. of 1.016 and is clear as can be . to my eyes, she looks about done. but the catalog from NB says 6-8weeks, and the website says 4 months. how long did you give yours? if anything, I think I will give it a good 2.5 weeks in the secondary, then bottle it. any suggestions I am open to.

My rule of thumb is if the gravity is level for a week, I call it done. Then I'll give it a week in secondary to crash cool and bottle it up. The 6-8 weeks/4 months estimate probably refers to how long it should age before it's at its prime.

Blinebuddy 10-23-2009 11:31 PM

ahhh thats kinda how I figure it too- level gravity for a week, and the only reason to keep it in the secondary is to clarify the beer a little before bottling/kegging. thanks for the helpful info gnome!

dap325 10-23-2009 11:34 PM

The beer its cloned from is one of my favorites. This is gonna have to be my next brew for sure. Should be an excellent beer once it is done!

crammer 10-24-2009 12:54 PM

I haven't brewed mine yet -- this is on the schedule to be brewed next weekend.

EvilGnome6 03-14-2010 03:46 PM

I'm mashing away on this one as we speak. :mug:

crammer 03-14-2010 04:37 PM

Mine turned out excellent and it's a big hit with a lot my beer loving friends.


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