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Brakspear Triple recipe?

Unread postby cpa4ny » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:43 am

Does anyone have a good Brakspear Tripple recipe?

http://www.brakspear-beers.co.uk/beers/view/triple

After combing through a few forums, didn't find anything satisfactory...
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RE: Brakspear Triple recipe?

Unread postby piet_v » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:52 am

Not a recipe, but some clues for designing your own.
Mr Protz wrote:Triple is brewed with Maris Otter pale, crystal and black malts. Northdown hops are used in the copper boil for bitterness while American Cascades are added at the end of the boil for aroma. The russet beer has bitter oranges, candy fruit, sultanas and grassy hops on the nose. The sultana note builds in the mouth, balanced by bitter hop resins and a touch of butterscotch. The hops make a strong presence in the finish, balancing creamy malt and vine fruits.


Given the strength of this beer, better use some sugar, and for the yeast obviously try out one of the Thames Valley strains.
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RE: Brakspear Triple recipe?

Unread postby cpa4ny » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:20 am

Thanks very much Piet.

Mr. Protz' info seems to be a bit different from what the brewery has on their own website; particularly interesting is his claim that they use Cascades.

The brewery mentions that they also use oats in the grist; furthermore, they state that Target hops are the only ones used.

Fully appreciate that recipes can evolve over time though :-)
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RE: Brakspear Triple recipe?

Unread postby piet_v » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:46 pm

cpa4ny wrote:Fully appreciate that recipes can evolve over time though :-)


Now that you mention it:

Brakspear old ?
Brakspear current ?

The old version seems to have better ratings !
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RE: Brakspear Triple recipe?

Unread postby cpa4ny » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:39 am

88 vs 64 - wow, what a difference!

They knocked the ABV down 0.5% - bastards... :/
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Re: Brakspear Triple recipe?

Unread postby cpa4ny » Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:10 pm

Ok - here's what I ended up brewing last Monday (took a day off work).

Split 7 kg of grist into half for double mashing.

3.5 kg per load seemed to be too little grist for the BM - I ended up with bad geysers (BM manual recommends 4-5 kg - I previously double-mashed 8 kg split into half with no issues).

(Also that particular LHBS is using 1 mm gap on the mill - that may be too fine of a grist)

To make the long story short, I ended up with OG of 1.072 vs 1.080 that I was targeting - lost some sugars along the way... (not too mention major PITA cleaning the kitchen)

I was targeting the "old school" Brakspear Triple - so Cascade is indeed supposed to be the late finishing hop.

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/brakspear-triple-72/46132/

The bittering hop is supposed to be Northdown, which I have no access to in my neck of the woods.

So I bittered with good ol' Columbus (probably gonna get some flak for that from the CAMRA purists :wink: )

Thames Valley (Wyeast 1275) yeast seems to be fermenting quite well - look forward to the result next weekend.

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Re: Brakspear Triple recipe?

Unread postby cpa4ny » Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:06 am

Came out to be fairly nice brew.

It could probably use a bit of crystal - 200 gr or so for a touch of residual sweetness.
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Re: Brakspear Triple recipe?

Unread postby BrauTim » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:57 pm

Looking good :cheers:
To brew or not to brew, that would be a stupid question !
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Re: Brakspear Triple recipe?

Unread postby Dicko » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:24 pm

With reference to your "wort fountains" , I regularly brew a mid strength beer of around 3kgs of grain without a problem at 1.2 mm mill gap.
You may be able to ask your supplier to set his mill a bit wider for your grain order or failing that you may add some "rice hulls" with the grist to bulk up the mash.

The beer looks great :drink:

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Re: Brakspear Triple recipe?

Unread postby cpa4ny » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:39 am

Thank you gentlemen.

That provider has the mill gap set @ 0.99 mm, which is clearly too small for a BM.

I never had "wort geyser" issues with another LHBS.

Bottom line - time to get my own mill :wink: :beer:
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