... in a handbasket (inahandbasket) wrote,
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Brewed up a Belgian Trippel style beer yesterday morning. It finally started fermenting by this morning, we were worried about it for awhile there. It's bubbling along merrily now, or at least it was when I left this morning and so should still be. I'm really looking forward to drinking this one.

Bought out a local store of the last bottles of Unibrue's "Edition 2004" which we'd dispaired of finding any remaining bottles of about a year ago. They had three bottles left, so we bought them all, drank the one we'd been saving, and still have 3 hanging around for future events. This is probably the best beer I've ever found. We also got an "Edition 2005" to try and see if it compares to the '04. It didn't a year ago, but it was really young then, so maybe by now it'll be better.

Brewed another gallon of ginger ale last week, but it didn't start fermenting for some reason and now has mold on top.
Got ingredients so that we can try that again. This time I'll make a yeast starter I think.

Belgian Tripple
Batch Size 5 gal.
1.25 lbs. - American Vienna
.5 lbs. - Belgian Aromatic
.25 lbs. - Belgian Biscuit
7 lbs. - Dry Extra Light Malt Extract
1 lbs. - Candi Sugar Clear
1.7 oz. - Hallertau Hersbruck, boiled 60 min.
1 oz. - East Kent Goldings, boiled 15 min.
.5 oz. - Dried Orange Peel, boiled 15 min.
.25 oz. - Goldings (Whole, 5.00 %AA) boiled 3 min.
.5 oz. - Dried Orange Peel, boiled 3 min.
Yeast - White Labs WLP530 Abbey Ale

Original Gravity: ~1.077
Estimated Alcohol/vol: ~9%
Tags: beer
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