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Offline jimmykx250

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bottling a Belgian trippel
« on: June 11, 2017, 04:26:01 PM »
I brewed this 2 weeks ago og was 1072 and now im at 1010. This beer tastes smooth right now! Ive read that this beer should sit for around a month min before I even consider botteling. Im at 85% attenuation now. Thoughts? Then im concerned about bottle bombs. 3.3 vol is what most calculators call for on a belgian triple. I suspect my standard bottles wont hanle it. Any suggestions? Thanks guys.
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Re: bottling a Belgian trippel
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2017, 04:40:29 PM »
I'd be wary about standard bottles under that much pressure as well.

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Re: bottling a Belgian trippel
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2017, 04:42:44 PM »
I've been using 2.7 vol lately in these styles.


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Re: bottling a Belgian trippel
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2017, 05:19:04 PM »
If you're going to let it sit, in my opinion, I would go ahead and bottle it and let it sit in bottles, since it should be bottle conditioned anyway.  I'd be interested to read the opinions about secondary aging versus bottle conditioning. For my BDS I did two week primary, two week secondary which is my normal MO for all beers, but then tucked it away in bottles.  It's been in about 6 months now, looking for a year.

I would be a little scared of those kinds of volumes in homebrew as well, I've used 2.5 volumes for my bottle conditioned Belgians and it seems to be fine on carbonation/frothy head/head retention levels.  It certainly doesn't "seem" undercarbonated to style.
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Re: bottling a Belgian trippel
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2017, 05:21:31 PM »
If you're going to let it sit, in my opinion, I would go ahead and bottle it and let it sit in bottles, since it should be bottle conditioned anyway.  I'd be interested to read the opinions about secondary aging versus bottle conditioning. For my BDS I did two week primary, two week secondary which is my normal MO for all beers, but then tucked it away in bottles.  It's been in about 6 months now, looking for a year.

I would be a little scared of those kinds of volumes in homebrew as well, I've used 2.5 volumes for my bottle conditioned Belgians and it seems to be fine on carbonation/frothy head/head retention levels.  It certainly doesn't "seem" undercarbonated to style.

This isn't a bad idea. As another data point, I bottle my beers with extract remaining right off the fermenter. They finish fermenting and carbonate in the bottle.

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Re: bottling a Belgian trippel
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2017, 06:13:43 PM »
Personally, I don't go over 2.8 volumes for standard bottles in bottle conditioning. If I target above that, it's gotta be thicker Belgian bottles I've saved (I have loads).
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