Monk’y Tripel

August 2, 2010 at 9:13 am Leave a comment

Monks are awesome. The first thing that comes to my head when I think about monks is Monty Python, when they are walking through the city chanting, and whacking themselves on the head with a big plank. Probably not an image blessed by the pope, but…what are you going to do. Well, the images of people whacking themselves on the head is good inspiration in my book, and it lead me to this simple tripel recipe. Probably a shade too dark to actually call a tripel, yet too light to call a dark strong, this one lies in purgatory, waiting for its time to be drank. Recipe after the break… Here is the recipe:

Monk-y Tripel
Belgian Tripel
Type: All Grain Date: 8/1/2010
Batch Size: 11.00 gal Brewer: Alex Shafer
Boil Size: 14.07 gal Asst Brewer: Mike Odis Allen
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Shafer Lab Setup
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 82.00
Taste Notes:
Amount Item Type % or IBU
22 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 79.57 %
2 lbs Wheat Malt (1.6 SRM) Grain 7.23 %
0.75 oz Citra [11.70 %] (60 min) Hops 12.0 IBU
2.00 oz Saaz [5.90 %] (60 min) Hops 16.1 IBU
2 lbs Sugar, Table (Sucrose) (1.0 SRM) Sugar 7.23 %
1 lbs 10.4 oz Jaggery (50.0 SRM) Sugar 5.97 %
11.00 gal Seattle, WA Water
Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.080 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.020 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.80 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.65 %
Bitterness: 28.0 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 8.2 SRM Color:

Mash Profile
Mash Name: My Mash Total Grain Weight: 24.00 lb
Sparge Water: 7.95 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH
My Mash
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
90 min Step Add 36.00 qt of water at 157.2 F 148.0 F
0 min Mash Out Heat to 168.0 F over 10 min 168.0 F
This one may take a few months to mature, so it’ll be a while before I report back. Until then, I’ll be walking around in circles, whacking myself on the head, looking for inspiration.

Entry filed under: Tidbits.

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