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The price of the Duvel
« on: March 10, 2011, 09:14:14 AM »
All this talk about tripel's and golden strong's got my thirst up bad. Last time I bought it it was on sale $9.99 from $11.99 which was just months ago. Now it's $14.99 for the 4 pack! Wowee! I'm on the second glass and feeling and enjoying it. Still, I'm irked about the price jump. I splurged tonight but it's a no-go per my budget. Thoughts or rants?

And how about a good clone with process? That's the homebrewer way!

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Re: The price of the Duvel
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 09:21:10 AM »
The price was the same.  They just charged you a $3 penalty for using the wrong glass!
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Re: The price of the Duvel
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011, 09:25:02 AM »
The price was the same.  They just charged you a $3 penalty for using the wrong glass!

Thanks man I actually thought that was f'ing funny too!
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Re: The price of the Duvel
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2011, 10:53:47 AM »
That's insane. But I'd guess that the increase is due to the exchange rate, which has been dropping steadily for the dollar against the euro for a while now.

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Re: The price of the Duvel
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011, 12:43:21 PM »
Yeah, just make your own.  Golden Strong Ale is one of my favorite styles to brew.  My recipes not a Duvel clone but it's pretty similar.  I usually use 3787 but 1388/570 are the Duvel yeast.  And sugar is cheap  ;)
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Re: The price of the Duvel
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011, 01:35:43 PM »
The price was the same.  They just charged you a $3 penalty for using the wrong glass!

ROTF!  :D

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Re: The price of the Duvel
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2011, 01:39:30 PM »
All this talk about tripel's and golden strong's got my thirst up bad. Last time I bought it it was on sale $9.99 from $11.99 which was just months ago. Now it's $14.99 for the 4 pack! Wowee! I'm on the second glass and feeling and enjoying it. Still, I'm irked about the price jump. I splurged tonight but it's a no-go per my budget. Thoughts or rants?

And how about a good clone with process? That's the homebrewer way!



$14.99 for four is cheaper than I can find it here! Although I typically only buy one. Guulden Draak is also nice.
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Re: The price of the Duvel
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2011, 04:03:21 PM »
That's insane. But I'd guess that the increase is due to the exchange rate, which has been dropping steadily for the dollar against the euro for a while now.

One of my favorite scotches (Bavlenie Double Wood) just jumped 5 bucks.  Wonder if this is the cause?
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Re: The price of the Duvel
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2011, 04:06:33 PM »
Oooh, now a good Gulden-Draak and Duvel-ish recipes are one's I need to have to my arsenal.  Points above on insane import mark-up, exchange-rate, etc are some pretty good motivators to nail some down.

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Re: The price of the Duvel
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2011, 04:24:25 PM »
That's insane. But I'd guess that the increase is due to the exchange rate, which has been dropping steadily for the dollar against the euro for a while now.

One of my favorite scotches (Bavlenie Double Wood) just jumped 5 bucks.  Wonder if this is the cause?

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Re: The price of the Duvel
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2011, 06:30:35 PM »
Homebrewing Belgians definitely saves you some cash.

My last Belgian Strong Golden turned out pretty well and took a third place in a decent sized competition (though I can't take credit for the recipe).

- 79% Belgian pilsner
- 21% organic cane sugar (Trader Joe's brand)
- Saaz at 90 minutes to 34 IBU
- appropriately sized starter of 1388

Mashed at 149 for 90 minutes, boiled for 100 minutes, pitched yeast at 64, fermented at 65 for 2 days, 68 for 2 days, 75 for 10 days, crash cooled for 2 days, then kegged.

OG: 1.073
FG: 1.008

1388 is an interesting yeast,  I'm going to try it in a Dubbel next weekend.
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Re: The price of the Duvel
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2011, 03:50:45 AM »
Belgian Golden Strong Ale

26# German Pilsner
3# sucrose (table sugar, etc.)
2 oz. Styrian Goldings (5.4%, first wort)
3 oz. Spalter (4.5%, 30 min)
1 oz Saaz (4%, 10 min)
1 oz Tettnang (4.5%, 10 min)

Yeast blend:  Wyeast Belgian Abbey II (#1762) and Wyeast Belgian Strong Ale (#1388)

OG 1.096
FG 1.022

Mash:
110°F Dough-in (15 min)
131°F Rest (15 min)
148°F Beta (20 min)
158°F Alpha (20 min)
168°F MO


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