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A couple of four years ago, I heard about this style emerging and being the dinosaur that I am, I decreed it blasphemy. Then last year I tasted Urthel Hopit and I was truly blown away. I know there are domestics(craft brews) out there now that are quite tasty that I haven't had a chance to taste. So, I decided I need to snap out of my own self imposed style guideline prison and brew one up. My thoughts have been scattered to say the least. I don't want to make any "copy cat" brews(Not that there's anything wrong with that!) so, I keep going back and forth....I've already got the grain bill down...standard Belgian Triple with just a "kiss" of Munich and of course white cane sugar for the dry finish. Do I make one with a bitter backbone showcasing Noble hops or do I just rip into it and do something like an all American "C" rendition? It's tough to be a homebrewer these daze! Oh yeah, I'll be using WLP550 Trappist....anyone try one of these using Saison or Wit?

When I did one of these a couple years ago, I used Amarillo, Cascade and Simcoe. OG was about 1.081 and IBUs 52. When I do it again in the next couple months, I'm going to up the IBUs to around 75 this time...

Thanks EHALL!

Let us know how this turns out.  I was thinking of trying something similar - a standard Belgian grain bill and yeast, but with higher IBU's.


--- Quote from: beveragebob on November 21, 2010, 01:28:09 AM ---Oh yeah, I'll be using WLP550 Trappist....anyone try one of these using Saison or Wit?

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Planning one with 3724 belgian saison.  had planned to have already brewed it by now, but looks like it might be december...
Got lots of centennial, simcoe, and cascades in the freezer...


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