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Old 03-19-2005, 01:17 AM   #1
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Does anyone have a clone recipe for Westmalle Trappist Tripel or Dubbel?

Just tried both and loved them.
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Old 03-21-2005, 04:30 PM   #2
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Those are gonna be tough to actually clone even if you find a recipe. Most "clone" recipes for Belgians hugely oversimplify the process.

Raise the alcohol with sugar to keep the body low. Use a Trappist yeast.

I'm going to be starting on some Trippel adventures soon. Let me know if you have any success, and I'll do the same.
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Old 07-02-2005, 05:32 PM   #3
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I was wondering if you had any success with your trippel adventure since I'm commencing my own journey.

 
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:12 AM   #4
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Tried the Westmalle Trappist Dubbel tonight...WOW! A tremendous beer. Would be very interested in a clone for this one too.

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Old 09-03-2009, 12:48 PM   #5
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Just brewed a trippel that is tasting great while trying the hydro samples. I'd recommend you guys pick up the book "Brew Like a Monk", it was great reading not only about Belgian brewing techniques as they relate to homebrewing but also in the general history of trappist breweries.

 
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:43 PM   #6
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I brewed the Dubbel from Clone Brews and it was great!! Highly recommended.
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:32 PM   #7
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Byo has a Westmalle Tripel clone in the 150 clones mag. Not sure how good it is, though. They have listed another wyeast yeast than the one that supposedly derives from westmalle (wyeast trappist high gravity). Can post it later...
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:36 PM   #8
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I don't have an exact clone, but it is hard to copy it because a lot has to do with their specific yeast and the temps they use.

Westalle yeast is WLP530
You probably want to brew in the low 70's
OG around 1.80

Use mostly Pale malt
about .25 Belgian aromatic, .25 Special B
around 1 lb of Belgian Dark Candi

maybe Spalter to get your IBUs around 25

 
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:17 AM   #9
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Quote:
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OG around 1.80
hmmm that sounds deadly
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:23 PM   #10
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hmmm that sounds deadly
As far as I know, what you wanna do with this beer is adding some sugar during fermentation, so the starting gravity won't be so high. Besides, these yeasts
can handle quite a lot of everything.

By the way, I've also heard that Westmalle don't ferment at as high temps as some other breweries, but keep in the low 20's ('C). Not sure about this though, but it seems likely as Westmalle is very elegant and not so estery.
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