BrewBlog: Timothy’s Tripel
Brewer: Geoff Humphrey
Brew Date: January 16, 2011
Yield: 10 gallons
Color (SRM/EBC):
Bitterness (Calc): 24.3 IBU (Rager)
BU/GU: 0.28
Calories: 283 (12 ounces)
Conditioning: Keg
ABV: 10.7%
ABW: 8.3%
Batch No: 03-2011
OG: 1.088
OG (Plato): 21.12° P
Target OG: 1.088
FG: 1.008
FG (Plato): 2.05° P
Target FG: 1.008
Real Extract: 5.5° P
App. Atten.: 90.3%
Real Atten.: 74%
Status: Bottled
General Information
Method: All Grain

Brew day OG was 1.074. Sugar should boost OG to 1.088 target.

Made a syrup with five pounds of granulated cane sugar in 1/3 gallon water. Boil 20 minutes to concentrate and cooled. Add to the primary fermenter four days in (January 21, 2011).

Scale Recipe
Enter desired final yield (volume):
Malts and Grains
5.00 pounds Sucrose (Table Sugar)  
1 tsp Irish Moss @ 15 minutes  
Total Boil Time: 90 minutes
Name: Belgian Strong Ale
Manufacturer: White Labs
Product ID: WLP545
Type: Ale
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 78-85%
Alcohol Tolerance: High
Temperature Range: 66–72°F
Amount: 2000 ml
Equipment Profile

Converted Keg, 10 Gallon/38 Liter Cooler Mash Tun

Batch Size: 10.00 gallons Boil Volume: 12.00 gallons
Evaporation Rate: 9.00% per hour Mash Tun Dead Space: 0.80 gallons
Efficiency: 72% Mash Tun Weight: 9.00 pounds
Hop Utilization: 100% Mash Tun Volume: 10.00 gallons
Loss: 1.00 gallons Mash Tun Specific Heat: 0.30 Cal/gram per °C

Converted 15.5 gallon/59 liter keg boil kettle for full boil with a 10 gallon/38 liter cooler as a mash/lauter tun.

Mash Profile

Single Infusion Mash, Light Bodied Beer, No Mash Out

Grain Temperature: 72°F Tun Temperature: 72°F
Sparge Temperature: 168°F PH: 5.4
PPG: 26.8 Efficiency: 75.8%

Mash profile for most well-modified malts.


# Name Type Time Temp. Description
1 Mash In Infusion 75 min. 150°F

Add 100% of mash water at 162° F / 72° C

Water Profile

Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Calicum: 31.4 ppm
Bicarbonate: 56.9 ppm
Sulfate: 41.1 ppm
Chloride: 0.9 ppm
Sodium: 27.0 ppm
Magnesium: 3.5 ppm
PH: 5.4%

Filtered through standard charcoal system.

  • Single infusion mash at 149°F for 90 minutes.
  • Sparge with 170°F water.
  • 90 minute boil.
  • Add hops according to schedule.
  • Cool wort.
  • Pitch yeast at 64°F from starter.
  • Primary ferment one week, raising to a temperature 71°F by the end, adding sucrose when primary fermentation begins to slow.
  • Transfer to secondary.
  • Lager for at least 4 weeks at 37°F. Longer is better.
  • Carbonate to 3.4 volumes.
Primary: 7 days @ 70° F
Secondary: 7 days @ 70° F
Lager: 42 days @ 37° F
Tasting Reviews
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Bottle Label
Awards & Competitions
Entry Name: Timothy’s Tripel
Competition: Gnarly Barley
Date: Aug 13, 2011
Style: Belgian Tripel
Place: 1st (Gold)
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