Tallgrass Brewing Velvet Rooster

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Submitted By: Dibbs (Shared)
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Brewer: Chris Dibble
Batch Size: 5.00 galStyle: Belgian Tripel (18C)
Boil Size: 6.97 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 4.0 SRMEquipment: Dibbs Brew Pot (10 gal) and 10 Gallon Rubbermaid Cooler
Bitterness: 32.5 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.076 (18.3° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Est FG: 1.012 SG (3.0° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 8.5%Taste Rating: 24.5

Amount Name Type #
12 lbs 4.00 oz Pilsen Malt 2-Row (Briess) (1.0 SRM) Grain 1
1 lbs Munich 10L (Briess) (10.0 SRM) Grain 2
0.88 oz Northern Brewer [8.5%] - Boil 60 min Hops 3
0.50 oz Tradition [6.0%] - Boil 30 min Hops 4
1.00 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min) Misc 5
1.00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10 min) Misc 6
0.50 oz Styrian Goldings [5.4%] - Boil 1 min Hops 7
1 lbs Candi Sugar, Clear [Boil for 1 min] (0.5 SRM) Sugar 8
2 pkgs Abbey Ale (White Labs #WLP530) Yeast 9

Taste Notes

3/27/13 Nice arroma, straw in color, slightly thin with a mildly bitter taste and some alcohol present. Bitterness may be the bitter orange peel. 4/23/13 The Belgian arroma with some spice, phenol esters, and fruity. Light to little hop aroma. Straw in color and fairly clear for the first pint, slight chill haze. Might need a little more carbonation, head was nice, but disipated quickly, Meduim to light mouthfeel. Starts out tasting some fruity sweetness along with some spice. No alcohol burn, nice smooth with a citrus, spice taste. Finishes somewhat dry. No off flavors or aromas.


Substituted Styrian Goldings for the EKG finishing hops. Gravity reading out of mash was low by 1 point. Trouble with hitting initial temp at 141 vs 151F. Added .5 gallon boiling water, which raised temp to 145F. Added 1 gallon of boiling water to raise temp toe 153.7. Stirred until mash was 152.0. Decreased sparge water by 1.5 gallons. 3/1 Still some activity and bubbles on surface. Temp 68F. 3/10 Starting to clear up nicely. Temp stil at 68.8F. 3/27/13 Kegged with 2.2 oz of corn sugar. Finished at 1.011 right on target.

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