a 10% Belgian Tripple Ale – 5 Gallon All Grain Recipe

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Belgian Triple Ale

In case you are wondering if a 10% ABV beer would taste different, this one doesn’t really, and YES! a single glass WILL KICK YOUR ASS!  This is NOT a Coors Light, drink slow and responsibly – or Else!  😉

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripel

Most pubs/breweries sell this beer by the glass only, (if they have it at all).

This traditional Tripel recipe has a white, creamy head. The aroma has elements of malt and citrus, which lead to a mildly sweet orange flavor.  Try to substitute grain as close as possible if your store don’t carry exact grain type in recipe.

Age: 4 months minimum, up to 12 months.

60 minute standard mash – our extraction efficiency was at 75%, efficiency on higher gravity beers goes down.

Our OG – 1.092, FG – 1.018

9.71% ABV

  • 17 lbs domestic Pilsner // in last recipe we used German Pilsner Malt as substitution.
  • 8 oz Euro Caravienne
  • 4 oz Euro Aromatic

Hops / Additional ingredients:

Once you achieve a rolling boil, set timer:

  • At start-of-boil add 1.5 oz of Styrian Golding Hops and 1.5 lb of Light Belgian Candi
  • At 45 minute of boil add some Irish Moss
  • At 5 minutes end-of-boil, add 1 oz of Sweet Orange Peel
  • At 2 minutes end-of-boil, add 0.5 oz of Willamette Hops

Yeast:

Make a starter ahead of your brew session, we do ours 1 week ahead by making a whole bunch of extra yeast and then splitting it in half ( half to brew session and the other into storage jars – saves money on buying yeasts and beats washing yeasts after fermentation ).

Wyeast Trappist High Gravity Yeast #3787, also you can try:

Wyeast Belgian Abbeyor or White Labs Belgian Ale yeasts.