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Old 05-24-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
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Default Tripel Karmeliet partial mash kit

First, this may be a ridicules request, but I'll throw it out there anyway...

I am still acquiring my home brewing hardware so I'm still doing extract kits. But I would like to find a kit or partial mash recipe that would get me even remotely close to Karmeliet Triple.

Austin HB has a partial mash kit called "Tripel Karmeliet (Brouwerij Bosteels)". Has anyone out there tried it, and if so, how does it compare to the real deal?

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Old 05-25-2010, 12:53 PM   #2
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Nobody ever try this one?

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Old 05-25-2010, 03:16 PM   #3
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...looking forward to a response. I had some bad ass Tripel Karmeliet in Belgium and would love to be able to make something half as good at home.

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I would have to say that the Tripel Karmeliet is hands down the best beer I have ever had in my life.

Alhtough I seriously doubt that a partial mash kit will get there, if it's even close, I would be pretty thrilled. With shipping the kit runs almost $75, but again, if it's close, I'm in.

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Old 02-05-2011, 07:09 AM   #5
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Did you end up brewing AHB kit? I'd love to hear how it turned out. Tripel Karmeliot is one of my all-time favorite brews.

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Hi Kman,
Actually, the one I did was the NB partial mash version. You can find it here: http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...ripel-kit.html

It did turn out very well, but I wouldn't put it up against its commercial brethren. I will definitely do this one again, but I'll bottle it rather than keg. It requires more C02 than the others that I've done, and I never was able to get it regulated properly.

So I'll reserve final judgment until I can give it another shot and try it from the bottle.

But I'll give it a hearty 1.5 thumbs up, as it is a very good beer and definitely approaches the style of our beloved Belgian Karmeliet Triple.

Please keep us posted if you decide to give this one a try.

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why did you choose the Northern Brewer kit over the AHB one? I tried Karmeliet at a cool little beer bar in Bruges called t Poatersgat and fell in love. That weekend we had stumbled across the Bruges beer festival (and literally stumbled away from it!) and of all the fantastic beers I tried there, the karmeliet ended up my favorite. I've always been a huge Belgian beer fan, so finding that festival was one of the highlights of my life.

I'd love to try and brew this weekend. Wonder if i could put together an equivalent kit at my local HBS?

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why did you choose the Northern Brewer kit over the AHB one?
No particular reason. They send me their catalog, and I saw they had a PM kit of the KBT, so I jumped on it.
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ended up brewing a sierra nevada clone from the BYO recipe. May do the Karmeliet next.

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After having Triple Karmeliet numerous times and loving it, I purchased the Austin Homebrew Clone. It has been in the fermenter for 6 days. The SG was 1.022 pretty close to the 1.018 we are looking for but will leave in primary for a while longer. What I am here to report is having a taste from the reading I was blown away at how good it is. Obviously flat but had the characteristics of the Triple Karmeliet. I was a bit skeptical, but am so pleased with what it has turned out so far. I will wait until I'm at at least 1.020 before transferring to secondary. If anyone has an interest I'll keep you posted. Does anyone know of a great La Chouffe clone?

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