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- A monastic ale that wears the agrarian roots of the brewing arts on its sleeve: three grains from northern European fields, an ancient yeast, a gift of flowers from the hop vine. Oats and wheat support a body built up by malted barley and undercut by sugar for “digestibility”. The alchemy of yeast, hops, temperature, and time yields beguiling aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, earth, herbs, malt, alcohol, and wild honey. Burnished gold with a tight white glass-coating lacework. Before you uncork your first bottle of this ponderous 8% abv sipper, we'd like to remind you that beer is food – treat your Triple-Grain Tripel accordingly and have it for dinner with some artisanal blue cheese or butter-basted roast chicken.
This is a partial mash beer kit - see our Partial Mash Walkthrough for details.
Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Carmelite Triple-Grain Tripel Partial Mash Brewing Instructions Regional Style Belgian Original Gravity 1081 Total Time to Make 3 months
- 4.9 / 5.035 ReviewsBad yeast; had to dump itFirst batch I've ever had to dump. Bag of Omega Belgian Ale A that came with grains was puffed and leaking with no ice pack included. Replacement yeast sent was also puffed (also no ice pack) but went ahead and brewed since starter was very active. Was still bubbling after 2 weeks in primary. Opened the lid and it had a stiff, nasty foam up top and it smelled like pesto. Beer totally cloudy. Couldn't bring myself to even take a taste. Dumped it down the drain. Will order with dry yeast next time since everyone else seems love this kit.March 9, 2018Purchased
2 months agoBrew this excellent triple nowThis is the best triple I have ever had. I used wyeast 1214 in mine but I am sure it would be excellent with any Belgian yeast you choose. I also only used half the sugar they sent but again I am sure it would be just as excellent if you put it all in. The description is spot on and a true joy to drink. Nice balanced hop profile that does not get in the way of the great taste of all the grains in this Belgian beauty. Do yourself a favor and brew this even if you think you don't like triples. You will be glad you did.February 22, 2018Purchased
1 year ago2nd review after several times brewing.This is my favorite NB kit and I have not been able to duplicate it using more common ingredients from my local brew store or improve it using alternate ingredients (honey vice corn sugar). I prefer this tripel to the commercial tripels I have tried. I use Wyeast 3522 Ardennes, 2 weeks in primary, 1 month in secondary, and bottle from keg.
Ardennes yeast flavors up front with subdued hop flavors. Peppery Belgian yeast flavors that I dislike are subdued/not present with Ardennes. High pitch rates (1.5+ million cells / ml / degree plato) needed to prevent overcharging in bottle if secondary is a month or less. Always seems to be some dark precipitate/trub after bottle conditioning, need to decant bottles. Will be fairly clear after conditioning if trub not poured into glass. The mash contains high protein ingredients and I get chill haze at 35F but I prefer this one at 55F or so, At 3 vols or better bottle carbonation has a large and durable head.
Color is pale yellow, BeerSmith predicts 4 SRM which is pale for the tripel type. My water is very low in minerals and I buffer using BrunWater calculator for yellow malty, as follows:
Gypsum 0.3 || .8
Epsom 4.2 || 16.5
Salt - || 0.1
CaCl2 0.7 || 2.0
Lactic Acid 20 drops into MASH water.December 31, 2017Purchased
5 months agoAwesome beer!Very complex beer, make sure you age it a couple of months ABV usually around 10%. It tastes like a cream ale type of beer, but but with flavors popping at your mouth, it's smooth, but potent!August 7, 2016Awesome!Made for a backyard wedding. Everyone raved. Thanks!February 1, 2016Best kit I've done in a whileThis one came out really nice. Strong but not alcohol-hot, smooth and grainy, all that. It was tasty after one month, and exceptional after two. After three...I guess we'll never know.January 26, 2016Brewed to Share With Friars and FriendsGreat Brew! The partial mash made it all the better. Great recipe and easy brew. We'll be doing this one again!October 1, 2015Award winningI have brewed this several times and it always comes out great. I decided to enter the latest one in our local county fair and ended up winning best of show! Feedback from the certified beer judges was excellent, they all loved it!August 29, 2015Best of the Beer Kits!So Far this is the best of the Beer Kits! I will definitely get this one again! And with the grains used I would say very versatile! You could use a variety of yeasts and make this one year round! I'm definitely giving the final product as gifts!Heed the recommendation of having enough kettle! :^) I pitched a yeast starter that I cultured from a Trappist Double I got at our local brew pub. I added a little more flaked grain and 6 row + 2 Lbs of homemade inverted turbanado sugar. 4 weeks in primary 6 weeks in 2'ndry and bottled with inverted tubanado sugar. S.G. was 1.100 and final gravity 1.014. Before priming it smells wonderful and even tastes great! The typical 'plum' character is there with all the other luscious fruity flavors; banana with hints of bubble gum, coriander, cinnamon, honey, clove, etc. Complex but well balanced. What also amazed me is just how "clear" it is! It'll be interesting to see if it stays this way after chilling? I'll let it bottle condition to September 1st when I and my friends celebrate the end/beginning of our Theocratic year! The next time I make this I'll hold it at 92*F-95*F for 45 minuets, raise to 122*F-125*F, make a decoction (boil 30-45 minuets)add, raise and hold for 45 min at 148*-153*F, make a 2nd decoction and hold at 158*F-162*F, mash out at 178*F, sparge and roll the wort for 90 min. an amazing beer if you haven't tried this kit you're missing out!!!June 16, 2015Three Note Worthy TipsSo far all seemed to have gone well. Three BIG Tips with emphasis on #3!!! ; 1) Use a large enough kettle!!!! It's ALLOT OF GRAIN! And sugars and they will scorch very, very easily 2) The directions say 152*F, give or take 2*F above or bellow, but I suggest 154*F to 156*F seems a bit better due to the oats and a little 6 row barley and ***3) a 90 MINUET Scarification rest!!!!! 60 minuets is a little shy especially if you are holding between 150*F to 154F!!! ***Other than that it'll be a few months to see how it tastes, so far everything is going well.I hope this helps?April 7, 2015
- Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 8 answersHi. Are the grains pre-crushed?BEST ANSWER: They are , but please check again when you order to make sure plans have not changed. This is one of my Favorite kits to order.How much does the kit weight?BEST ANSWER: Roughly 14.5 lbsCan you please explain what the difference is between the two temperatures listed with the yeast in this kit- Wyeast 3522 Belgian Ardennes. Att: 7276%. Floc. H 65-85 F. - what is ATT and what is Floc?BEST ANSWER: The attenuation is a term that is given as a percentage to describe the percent of malt sugar that is converted by the yeast strain to ethanol and CO2. Yeast flocculation typically refers to the clumping together (flocculation) of brewing yeast once the sugar in a wort has been fermented into beer
or in other words how well the yeast drops out once fermentation is complete.