Belgian Grapefruit Tripel

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Submitted By: vkrishan (Shared)
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Brewer: Vinnie Krishan
Batch Size: 5.50 galStyle: Belgian Tripel (26C)
Boil Size: 8.01 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2015
Color: 5.3 SRMEquipment: SS Kettle and mashtun
Bitterness: 31.7 IBUsBoil Time: 90 min
Est OG: 1.083 (20.1° P)Mash Profile: Triple Infusion, Medium Body
Est FG: 1.009 SG (2.3° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 10.0%Taste Rating: 45.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
9.62 gal suwanee, GA (Ward Labs) Water 1
3.93 g Calcium Chloride (Mash 60 min) Misc 2
3.14 g Epsom Salt (MgSO4) (Mash 60 min) Misc 3
2.70 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60 min) Misc 4
0.17 g Salt (Mash 60 min) Misc 5
13 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 6
3.04 oz Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 7
3.04 oz Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 8
2.00 oz Tettnang [4.3%] - Boil 60 min Hops 9
1 lbs 8.00 oz Sugar, Table (Sucrose) [Boil for 60 min] (1.0 SRM) Sugar 10
3.52 oz Honey [Boil for 60 min] (1.0 SRM) Sugar 11
0.50 oz Saaz [8.5%] - Boil 15 min Hops 12
0.50 oz Tettnang [4.3%] - Boil 15 min Hops 13
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10 min) Misc 14
4.00 oz Sugar, Table (Sucrose) [Boil for 5 min] (1.0 SRM) Sugar 15
3.52 oz Honey [Boil for 5 min] (1.0 SRM) Sugar 16
0.50 oz Saaz [8.5%] - Boil 1 min Hops 17
4.00 oz Brown Sugar, Light (8.0 SRM) Sugar 18
1 pkgs Abbey Ale (White Labs #WLP530) Yeast 19
1 pkgs Trappist Ale (White Labs #WLP500) Yeast 20
1.00 lbs Grapefruit (Secondary 0 min) Misc 21

Taste Notes

Scored 42 at the 2017 Peach State Brewoff Scored 45 at the 2017 Suwanee Beer Fest Competition

Notes

Do not exceed 1.25 quart/lb mash volume... 30 minute rests at 104F, 125F before mash temp at 152°F (67° C) for 60 minutes. Mash out at 170°F (77°C) for 30 minutes. Add half the honey and 1 5/8 lbs table sugar to the boil at 30 minutes from flameout. Add the remaining honey and 1/8 lb table sugar at 5 minutes from flameout. Ferment one week at 70°F (21°C) in primary, followed by two weeks at 64°F (18°C) in secondary. Use fresh, pink grapefruit, membranes removed, and add to primary at 60 hours along with the 4 ounces of light brown sugar. Carbonate to 3 volumes of CO2.

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