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Old 03-10-2010, 06:34 AM   #1
Virant518
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Default All-Grain - De Kachel Tripel

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: WLP500
Yeast Starter: Yes- 1 Pint
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.070
Final Gravity: 1.005
IBU: 40
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 7
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 31 days @ 75
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 days @ 55
Tasting Notes: Big Belgian Nose, smooth malty flavor, subtle warming effect

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.41 gal
Estimated OG: 1.069 SG
Estimated Color: 7.1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 40.5 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
10.00 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 76.92 %
1.50 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 11.54 %
0.50 lb Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 3.85 %
0.50 oz Magnum [14.00 %] (60 min) Hops 22.1 IBU
2.00 oz Northern Brewer [4.80 %] (20 min) Hops 18.4 IBU
2.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1.00 lb Candi Sugar, Clear (0.5 SRM) Sugar 7.69 %
1 Pkgs Trappist Ale (White Labs #WLP500) Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 12.00 lb
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Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
75 min Mash In Add 15.00 qt of water at 161.4 F 150.0 F


This beer really turned out superb- far better than I could have imagined. It's dry and somewhat spicy tasting, which is great since I didn't add any spices. I hit a 1.070 OG and it finished at an astounding 1.005 FG. 8.5% ABV! This yeast is really wonderful.

Scored 34/50 from two professional brewers. Here's the comments: "Spicy, fruity hop flavor balanced with smooth maltiness. Med Bitterness- slightly sweet throughout." "Great, Dry finish"

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