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Belgian Tripel Update #3

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.


All Grain to Extract Conversion


Brewing Notes – Cream Ale


  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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