This Saturday (Feb 27, 2010) I plan to brew an American Style Tripel. The recipe is based on Captain Lawrence Brewing Company's Xtra Gold American Style Tripel. Recently the owner/head brewer from Captain Lawrence, Scott Vaccaro appeared on The Brewing Networks online radio show The Jamil Show Can You Brew It. The show archive can be found here. While this recipe is close to the one discussed on the show, I did make a few minor adjustments. Does anyone have an extra bottle of Xtra Gold? I would love to try some side by side with this clone once the beer is done. Also wouldn't mind having some on Saturday during brewing, so if anyone does feel free to stop by on Saturday!
5.5 Gallon Batch
Brew Day = 2/27/10
16 lbs of Belgian Pilsner Malt
2 lbs of Clear Candi Syrup
¼ oz of Simcoe – during sparge (First Wort Hop addition)
1 oz of Simcoe – 80 minutes
3/4 oz of Simcoe – 15 Minutes
1 oz of Cascade – KO
¼ oz of Simcoe - KO
3 oz of Amarillo for 12 days dry hop
Wyeast 3787 Trappist High Gravity (ordered two packs and will make a starter)
OG = 1.085
FG = 1.010 to 1.012
ABV = 9.8% - 10.1%
IBU = 53
5 gallons of water at 151-152 for 90 minutes.
6 gallons of 192 water for 60 minutes. Add the .25 oz of Simcoe at this time (FWH)
80 Minute Boil
Allow to naturally rise for first day but keep under 74 F. After first day or two bring fermentation temp up to 85 F and let it go at 85F for at least a week if not longer. Dry hop when initial fermentation slows and keep dry hops in for 10 to 14 days.