Festival Belgian Dubbel ??

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  1. Jan 28, 2020 #1

    Joey_j

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    New poster and new to brewing

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    I have this Dubbel kit arriving tomorrow and can not wait to get it going

    so far my experience in brewing is very limited, last year in summer time I brewed Mangrove Jacks Grapefruit IPA by the book which was lovely, and currently I’ve just bottled the MYO American IPA which so far is looking promising

    I’m a lover of a good Euro Beer, be it Leffe, Grimbergen, Hoegaarden...I could go on

    but this Belgian Dubbel Kit stood out and I had to jump at it and give it a bash, having looked at reviews elsewhere it’s sounds like a cracker, patience needed, I expect that from any brew but it sounds like this one requires more particular patience to really reap the rewards

    anyone had a joyful experience with this?
     
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    Brewing from kits is how I started and I think this was the third brew I made. My memory is a bit vague now but I do remember it taking a lot longer than my other two beers (both IPAs) and I do remember enjoying it. It may have been a couple of months conditioning?

    I also remember it being very fruity to start and reminded me of Christmas pudding. This faded over time.

    I conditioned the beer in a keg and after drinking most of it, I bottled the rest. It got even better as time passed.

    I even managed to find a couple of old photos!
     

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    Thanks for that Hazelwood

    I think it’s currently at the stage of bottling

    It’s been fermenting now for 15 days at roughly 19-20 degrees and has been stable at a G reading of 1.010 for 2 days

    should I start the priming process now and and get them bottled?

    if so, the destructions say to syphon into a new bucket, add the sugar and stir to dissolve.....is that right? It mentions nothing about adding the sugar to boiling water and then pouring into the bucket, it just says to pour the sugar directly in

    is there a right and wrong way? Or should I ignore the instruction and put the sugar into boiling water before adding to the beer?

    any help is appreciated
     
  4. Feb 13, 2020 at 4:15 PM #4

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    If your hydrometer reading has not changed in a couple of days you’re ready to go!

    Both dissolving or not are fine but I would dissolve the sugar in a little boiling water because it just makes the job a bit easier and you don’t want to be beating air into your beer at this stage, oxygen is bad for your beer from now on.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2020 at 5:56 PM #5

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    Fab kit , I have made it & all was bottled. Conditioned for 3 months & gets better. Brewferm do great Belgian style kits as well. If you like Belgian ales & have patience you will be well rewarded with this dubbel. The brewferm tripel was conditioned for 1 year and was stunning. Enjoy.acheers.
     
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  7. Feb 15, 2020 at 2:47 PM #7

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    CB6875F7-695E-4027-A44D-F17FA18B90EF.jpeg It’s strong so here is the image , don’t know what I did in the last post !
     

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