Abbot's Vacation Tripel

A solid tripel needs no fancy elements to transport you away from the dreary abbey walls to the some place decidedly more heavenly

Beer Style: 

Tripel

Batch Size: 

5.50 gallons

Boil Time: 

60 minutes

Original Gravity: 

1.075

IBUs: 

26.00

SRM: 

4.50

ABV: 

8.10% ABV

Malt/Grain/Sugar/Extract: 

13.5 lbs Pilsner malt

0.5 lbs Aromatic malt

1.0 lbs Table Sugar

Mashing Instructions: 

Mash at 150F for 60 minutes

Hops: 

0.75 oz Magnum 11.5%AA 60 minutes

Yeast: 

Wyeast 3787 Trappist High Gravity

Special Instructions / Notes: 

To dissolve sugar in wort - use a hop/fruit bag. Fill the bag with the sugar and then suspend the bag in the boil. Tie it to a mash paddle or spoon straddling the kettle so it stays centered and off the bottom. In 10 minutes or so, the sugar will be completely dissolved and no fuss was involved.