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Old 01-09-2010, 01:59 PM   #1
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So lets just say that some "outside circumstances" took my boil from 1 hour to four hours. I added a 30 min hop addition and awoke 3 hours later. I picked up where I left off. I was brewing a Belgian triple with DME, LME, and some belgian candy. When I awoke I did everything as normal. Luckily it did not burn and I happened to start with 2.5 gallons of water. I was left with about 2 so my guess is that I boiled off about 1-1.5 off H20 after the ingredients were added. Thoughts?


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Old 01-09-2010, 02:13 PM   #2
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:16 PM   #3
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I guess you were making a hopped extract out of a non-hopped extract.
Sorry can't help you here.
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A lot more bitterness (by percentage) would be my guess, and a much higher gravity beer.
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Trippel are supposed to be very pale in color. I don't think yours will be very pale, but it will certainly be beer. What was your target OG and actual OG? I've lost a gallon more than I expected to boil off before. Shot for 5.25 gallons of beer at 1.065, ended up with 4.25 gallons of beer at 1.074. Beer still tastes great.
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I put this beer tools using a Maibock I'm working. Here's how it compares

1 Hour Boil
og 1.070
fg 1.017
SRM 11.45
ABV 6.91
IBU's 24.13

4 Hour
og 1.096
FG 1.024
SRM 13.1
ABV 9.61
IBU 42.5

So greatly increased Bitterness, Higher ABV & Darker. BTW this is a partial boil extract.
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It will be noticeably more bitter. Possibly 25% more bitter.
You will have more caramelized extract.
What is your recipe like?? Did you have all of your extract in that 2 gallons of water? I have never brewed one but a Tripel usually has a ton of extract right? Maybe I'm confused but only 2 gallons held 9+ pounds of extract? And that seems like some pretty high gravity wort.
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I put this beer tools using a Maibock I'm working. Here's how it compares

1 Hour Boil
og 1.070
fg 1.017
SRM 11.45
ABV 6.91
IBU's 24.13

4 Hour
og 1.096
FG 1.024
SRM 13.1
ABV 9.61
IBU 42.5

So greatly increased Bitterness, Higher ABV & Darker. BTW this is a partial boil extract.
How would ABV change? It's the same amount of extract. The final volume after the boil is different but it will still be diluted to 5 gallons (or whatever the recipe calls for.)
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My bad. I did not have the final volume locked. Changes to the srm are less no change to the gravity or ABV. Bitterness still increased by the same amount.
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Should anyone care or read this thread again.....I just racked to secondary and the beer as is TASTES GREAT! Nothing like a tripple. Almost a Chocolate Stout clone with the same color. My guess is that I caramelized the malt with the overboil which gave the by-product of a chocolate taste. If this beer conditions even better than this I will have a real winner on my hands by pure accident! Rogue Chocolate or Mackesons definately come to mind. Good ABV at 9.6 and currently at 1.018. I'll keep you posted!


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