As mentioned in a previous post, today was a day for brewing Belgian beer. The day was warm and muggy, and the temperature of the water from the hose was only able to get the temperature down to a bit less than 90 degrees.
Strong Golden 1.076 OG, 1.004 FG – 9.6% ABV
Tripel 1.068 OG, 1.004 FG – 8.5% ABV
They were mostly done with the active fermentation in less than 2 weeks, with a gravity of 1.010. The extra several months refined it even further to the final 1.004 @ 78F.
- Brew day was Monday, May 28th, 2012
- Moved to secondary Saturday, June 9th, 2012
- Racked to keg Sunday, September 8, 2012