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Default Tripel "O"

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: WY1388
Yeast Starter: Yes
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: Orval Dregs
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.067
Final Gravity: 1.006
IBU: 24.5
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 5.5
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 4 weeks see notes
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 12 weeks
Tasting Notes: Just what I like in a tripel.

This brew was done on a whim. I went in my LHBS without a recipe and made it up on the spot. I had a Pranqster the day before and was looking on their website and it listed the ingredients, so I just winged it with this recipe. Even the corriander was not planned, but I had a jar of corriander seeds sitting on the counter on brew day so I decided at the last minute to add some. It is not meant to be a clone but it turned out to be a great brew. The Brett from the Orval dregs adds a nice complexity. Very drinkable, with some slight fruity notes.

Recipe:

4 lbs. Belgian Pale 36.4%
4 lbs Belgian Pils. 36.4%
1 lb. wheat 9.1%
2 lb Candi Syrup Golden 18.2%

Mash 148 for 75 minutes

1.5oz Saaz 3% AA , 17.4 IBU @ 60
1 oz. Saaz 3%AA, 7 IBU @ 20

1 T Corriander seed whole ( crushed just before adding) @ 10 min.

WY1388 ( starter) pitched at 66. Held at 68 for two days and then let rise to 72 for initial fermentation for 4 weeks.

Racked to secondary and pitched the dregs from two bottles of Orval and let sit for 12 weeks. Bottle to 3+ vols. Enjoy.

Edit: Now after 4 months in the bottle the flavor keeps changing for the better. This is one of those brews where I want to drink them because they are sooooooo good, but also want to save them because I want to see how it changes over time. Definite rebrew worthy.. I guess I need to do it soon because it does take so long to reach it's full potential.

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