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Re: Basic Dubbel and Tripel recipes
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2012, 08:35:18 AM »
Jamil's tripel recipe calls for 0.25 lb aromatic, so I don't think it's out of place at all.  I haven't made it, but I've made other light beers that are primarily pils malt and have frequently included some vienna malt, munich malt, or aromatic.  Seems like a reasonable thing to add if you want a little more a malt aroma than pils malt gives.  It all comes down to what you're trying to accomplish.

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Re: Basic Dubbel and Tripel recipes
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2012, 08:42:09 AM »
I would personally not use any special B in a dubbel and up the amount of Dark candi syrup. I think you might be starting to see there is not really a right or wrong answer here, but personal preference.

I tried that for a few batches and it just didn't have the richness of flavor I was looking for.  Adding .25 lb. of Special B back in got me to where I wanted to be.
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Re: Basic Dubbel and Tripel recipes
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2012, 09:54:16 AM »
I could go with .25 lb / 5 gallons. Not much more than that though. I do think the dark candi is much more integral to the authenticity aspect of a dubbel than special b.
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Re: Basic Dubbel and Tripel recipes
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2012, 10:17:28 AM »
I could go with .25 lb / 5 gallons. Not much more than that though. I do think the dark candi is much more integral to the authenticity aspect of a dubbel than special b.

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Re: Basic Dubbel and Tripel recipes
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2012, 12:08:45 AM »
What is the difference between my Belgian Golden Strong and Tripel? The BGS has more hops and the Tripel has a bit of aromatic malt. Otherwise the grain bills between the two are the same - pils and sugar.
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Re: Basic Dubbel and Tripel recipes
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2012, 07:21:02 AM »
Gotta be careful with that Special B - a little goes a long way!

I'm with you - I like a little malt complexity in my tripel. If its not for a competition, do whatever the hell you want!
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Re: Basic Dubbel and Tripel recipes
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2012, 10:25:47 AM »
I like a little Munich in my Tripel, something between .5 and 1.5 lbs total.  I find in those amounts it adds to the graininess without really taking away from the beer's crisp soul.  Whatever you do, keep it simple.

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Re: Basic Dubbel and Tripel recipes
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2012, 12:11:50 PM »
I do a 1/4 lb of aromatic for Tripel's as well.

Dubbels I think can handle a fair amount of complexity.

I use .5 lb table sugar, .75 lbs dark candi syrup, .25 lbs special B, .5 lbs caravienne, .5 lbs caramunich.
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Re: Basic Dubbel and Tripel recipes
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2012, 12:05:58 PM »
i added a half pound of aromatic,... the same reason i want to add some complexity... at this stage smells and looks good!...
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