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Belgian Tripel Update #3

Success!!!
I had posted before that my terminal gravity was disappointingly high after 10 days in primary, seemingly stuck at 1030.  I racked the beer over from bucket to glass carboy, moved it from the 68F fridge to my 74F basement.  Sure enough it started to ferment again, I even got a mini-krausen.

Well I am very happy to report that the gravity tonight was 1013!!!  That equates to an estimated ~10%ABV. Its tastes a little dry, but it definitely has a mild earthy black pepper tone as it should as a Tripel.  The color is surprisingly a little darker, but we’ll have to wait to see how it pours with carbonation in another week.

This beer is definitely ready for the N.E. regional homebrew competition.

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2 Comments

  1. Seth

    I know I’m a little late to the party, but how did this beer turn out? How’d it fair in the competition?

  2. Seth, thanks for the follow up up this. This beer I think scored in the 30s it was a little too dark. I think my kettle had some carmelization in it from a previous batch that I failed to effectively clean out. But it drank really well. Bringing this post up makes me feel like I should rebrew this one in the near future. The thing I like about this style is that it should store fairly well in the beer cellar too.
    BREW ON!

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