Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.53 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
End of Boil Vol: 5.73 gal
Final Bottling Vol: 5.00 gal
Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage
Date: 07 Aug 2019
Brewer: Mike Young
Asst Brewer:
Equipment: My Equipment
Efficiency: 78.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 78.0 %
Taste Rating: 30.0
Taste Notes:
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
12 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) (1.8 SRM) Grain 1 85.7 %
2 lbs Sugar, Table (Sucrose) (1.0 SRM) Sugar 2 14.3 %
0.80 oz Magnum [12.40 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 3 29.5 IBUs
1.50 oz Belma [7.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 4 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg Trappist High Gravity (Wyeast Labs #3787) [124.21 ml] Yeast 5 -

Gravity, Alcohol Content and Color

Est Original Gravity: 1.079 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 9.1 %
Bitterness: 29.5 IBUs
Est Color: 4.1 SRM
Measured Original Gravity: 1.080 SG
Measured Final Gravity: 1.008 SG
Actual Alcohol by Vol: 9.5 %
Calories: 270.2 kcal/12oz

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Sparge Water: 3.97 gal
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE
Est Mash PH: 5.72
Measured Mash PH: 5.20
Total Grain Weight: 14 lbs
Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Target Mash PH: 5.20
Mash Acid Addition:
Sparge Acid Addition:
Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 16.00 qt of water at 162.9 F 152.0 F 60 min

Sparge: Batch sparge with 3 steps (Drain mash tun , 1.99gal, 1.99gal) of 168.0 F water
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Keg
Pressure/Weight: 12.54 PSI
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 45.0 F
Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage
Volumes of CO2: 2.3
Carbonation Est: Keg with 12.54 PSI
Carbonation (from Meas Vol): Keg with 12.54 PSI
Age for: 30.00 days
Storage Temperature: 65.0 F


8/7/2019 - Easy brew day. Chilled wort down to 70 degrees and put the fermenter in a swamp cooler (tub of water with a t-shirt & fan blowing) to keep it a little cooler in the basement.
8/11/2019 - Came home from a trip to the lid being blown off of the fermenter and yeast crusted all over the t-shirt. Cleaned everything up and put on a new lid and airlock. Hopefully this doesn't cause any infection issues. The airlock started bubbling right after I put on the new lid and there was still plenty of activity.
8/?/2019 - Kegged. FG=1.004. Clean flavor & crisp finish. No sign of infection, so that's a good sign.
2/18/2020 - Flavor is very mild and mellow for a Tripel. It has subtle pear and fruit notes, but no spicy phenols due to the lower fermentation temp. I'll probably bottle the rest of this off and see how it ages.

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