BrewBlog: Timothy’s Tripel
Brewer: Geoff Humphrey
Brew Date: January 21, 2012
Yield: 10 gallons
Color (SRM/EBC):
Bitterness (Calc): 29.7 IBU (Rager)
BU/GU: 0.35
Calories: 275 (12 ounces)
Conditioning: Keg
ABV: 10%
ABW: 7.8%
Batch No: 01-2012
OG: 1.085
OG (Plato): 20.45° P
Target OG: 1.085
FG: 1.010
FG (Plato): 2.56° P
Target FG: 1.010
Real Extract: 5.79° P
App. Atten.: 87.5%
Real Atten.: 71.7%
Status: Conditioning
General Information
Method: All Grain

Annual New Year's Tripel brew.

Scale Recipe
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Malts and Grains
5.00 pounds Sucrose (Table Sugar)  
1/4 tsp Super Moss @ 15 minutes  
Total Boil Time: 90 minutes
Name: Trappist Ale
Manufacturer: White Labs
Product ID: WLP500
Type: Ale
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 75%
Temperature Range: 65–72°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: 26.7 Efficiency: 77.8%

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

London, England

Calicum: 52 ppm
Bicarbonate: 156 ppm
Sulfate: 77 ppm
Chloride: 60 ppm
Sodium: 99 ppm
Magnesium: 16 ppm
PH: 8.0%

Carbonate plus high levels of sodium and chloride encourage balanced, smooth dark beers such as porter and mild.

  • Single infusion mash at 149°F for 60 minutes.
  • Sparge with 170°F water.
  • 90 minute boil.
  • Primary ferment one week, raising to a temperature 71°F by the end, adding sucrose when primary fermentation begins to slow.
  • 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
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