Grand Cru

From the BrewBlog of Stoopsitters Brewing – Hastings, Minnesota USA
Printed July 19, 2018

Style: Belgian Tripel
Contributor: Dustin Zastera
Yield: 5 gallons
Color (SRM/EBC): 3.3/6.5
Bitterness (Calc): 30.8 IBU (Tinseth)
BU/GU: 0.43
Calories: 227 (12 ounces)
ABV: 8.8%
ABW: 6.9%
OG: 1.071
OG (Plato): 17.28° P
FG: 1.005
FG (Plato): 1.28° P
Real Extract: 4.18° P
App. Atten.: 92.6%
Real Atten.: 75.8%
BJCP Style Info: Belgian Tripel
O.G.: 1.075 - 1.085
F.G.: 1.008 - 1.014
ABV: 7.5 - 9.5%
Bitterness: 20 - 40 IBUs
Color: 4.5 - 7 SRM
Info: Strongly resembles a Strong Golden Ale but slightly darker and somewhat fuller-bodied. Usually has a more rounded malt flavor but should not be sweet.

Commercial Examples: Westmalle Tripel, La Rulles Tripel, St. Bernardus Tripel, Chimay Cinq Cents (White), Watou Tripel, Val-Dieu Triple, Affligem Tripel, Grimbergen Tripel, La Trappe Tripel, Witkap Pater Tripel, Corsendonk Abbey Pale Ale, St. Feuillien Tripel, Bink Tripel, Tripel Karmeliet, New Belgium Trippel, Unibroue La Fin du Monde, Dragonmead Final Absolution, Allagash Tripel Reserve, Victory Golden Monkey.

General Information
Method: All Grain
Malts and Grains
10.50 pounds Rahr Pilsen Malt 95.5% of grist
0.50 pounds Crystal Malt 10L 4.5% of grist
11.00 pounds Total Grain Weight 100% of grist
1.50 pounds Sucrose (Table Sugar)  
1 Whirlfloc @ 10 minutes  
1/2 tsp. Yeast Nutrient @ 10 minutes  
1.00 ounces Northern Brewer 9.6% Leaf @ 75 minutes
Type: Bittering
Use: First Wort
9.6 AAUs
1.00 ounces Styrian Celeia 1.5% Leaf @ 1 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Aroma
1.5 AAUs
2.00 ounces Total Hop Weight 11.1 AAUs
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
Name: Belgian Ale
Manufacturer: Wyeast
Product ID: 1214
Type: Ale
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 74%
Temperature Range: 58–68°F
Amount: 2000 ml

Mash in with 3.5 gallons at 163F to hit a mash temperature of 148F.  Mash 90 minutes.  Mash out with 2 gallon of boiling water to hit a temperature of 170F.  Drain the tun and continue sparging with 2.5 gallons of water at 170F.

Grand Cru
Date Brewed:  
Brew Day Data
  Target Actual
Strike Water Amount: 3.7  
Strike Water Temperature:    
Mash Temperature:    
Mash Time:    
Sparge Water Amount: 5.2  
Sparge Water Temperature:    
Pre-Boil Gravity:    
Pre-Boil Amount: 6  
Post-Boil Amount: 5  
Boil Time: 60  
Original Gravity: 1.071 / 17.3° P  
Brew Day Notes

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