Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast Starter: 2L
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.113
Final Gravity: 1.024
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 10 @ 74f, 7 @ 68f
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 @ 68f
Tasting Notes: yum
7.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) Bel (3.0 SRM) Grain 35.44 %
7.00 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 35.44 %
2.00 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 10.13 %
1.00 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 5.06 %
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 2.53 %
0.25 lb Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 1.27 %
60 min 1.00 oz Czech Premiant BYOB [8.00 %] (60 min) Hops
25 min 1.00 oz Czech Premiant BYOB [8.00 %] (25 min) Hops
5 min 1.00 oz Styrian Goldings [5.40 %] (5 min) Hops
2.00 lb Candi Sugar, Clear (0.5 SRM) Sugar
1.00 items Servomyces (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 5.0 min)
Antwerp Water Profile
23qt of water @ 162.1f to reach a mash temp of 151f for 60 minutes. Sparge to reach preboil volume of 6 gal.
Carbonate to 2.8 vol
1/18/09 - Brewed
1/20/09 - Dumped trub, took a gravity reading, 1.060, candied banana, clovey, sweet, rich, very nice
1/22/09 - Took out a sample, 1.044, more complex, candied banana, fermentation seems to have slowed significantly
1/26/09 - Took out a sample, 1.032, a little burn, awesome flavor production, less banana esters
2/2/09 - Took a sample before racking to keg. 1.024, right on target. A little hot, awesome flavor, good ester characters
2/19/09 - Filetered w/1micron filter, started carbonating, 30psi @ 38f
2/20/09 - Relieved pressure before bed, set it at 14psi for remainder of carbing
2/21/09 - Tasting notes as follows
Appearance: Small offwhite head, some carbonation, little lacing and small ring around the glass for head retention. Need to leave it in the keg for a few more days to get carb up a little.
Aroma: Faint sweet malty flavors, toffee, caramel, sweet breadyness like a bread pudding or something. Some candied banana esters.
Flavor: Rich but balanced malty sweetness, more toffee and caramel, some candied banana and other fruity esters.
Mouthfeel: A little sweet but not cloying or overpowering, pretty well balanced, a little hot. Will probably improve as carbonation level improves.
Some backstory: I was planning on brewing a 7.5g batch after buying a 14.5g conical, got both the ingredients and conical at the same time. Got home, found out the conical doesn't fit in my fermeezer, returned it and exchanged it for a 7g conical, had to adjust batch down. This combined with ~82% efficiency combined to produce an 11.8% tripel. I'm very happy with how this came out, I think it will age very well.