Averagely Perfect Dubbel - Poll #1 - ABV

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by VikeMan, Mar 21, 2018.


What should the target ABV be?

Poll closed Mar 23, 2018.
  1. 6.0%

    0 vote(s)
  2. 6.2%

  3. 6.4%

    0 vote(s)
  4. 6.6%

  5. 6.8%

  6. 7.0%

  7. 7.2%

  8. 7.4%

  9. 7.6%

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  1. VikeMan

    VikeMan Poo-Bah (1,962) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania

    The pre-poll determined that the style built by the Averagely Perfect Project #6 will be a Dubbel.

    If you don't know what these projects are about, do a search on Averagely Perfect American IPA, Averagely Perfect American Stout, Averagely Perfect Saison, Averagely Perfect NorthEast IPA, or Averagely Perfect ESB. But basically, these projects build crowd sourced recipes among the BAs here on the Homebrewing forum.

    This poll (#1) will determine the ABV target.

    When this poll is done, I will look at the data a few different ways to determine if there is a central tendency. It may or may not be as simple as a plurality would indicate. There may or may not be a runoff(s). It all depends on the data.

    If you have issues with or suggestions for methodologies used in this project, please send them via beermail. Let's keep the threads themselves on topic to the question at hand and not about how you would have asked the question differently.

    Once ABV is determined, the following poll(s) will determine Final Gravity (FG), and thus Original Gravity (OG).

    This poll will be open for 48 hours.

    The Averagely Perfect Dubbel Recipe so far...
    Target ABV: TBD (this poll)
  2. CarolusP

    CarolusP Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2015 Minnesota

    All of the great authentic Trappist Dubbels that I've had have an ABV north of 7%, so I went 7.4. I would have went 7.6, but I don't want to look like a drunk.
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  3. scottakelly

    scottakelly Zealot (502) May 9, 2007 Ohio

    I was thinking Chimay is right at 7% and St. Bernadus might even be a bit less.
  4. Eggman20

    Eggman20 Initiate (70) Feb 14, 2017 Minnesota

    Having no experience with Dubbels I can't really say which way I'd prefer so I just voted for an even 7.
  5. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Initiate (159) Jun 21, 2014 Oregon

    St. Bernardus Prior 8 is ~8% and Pater 6 is 6%. The numbering system is pretty handy. :slight_smile:
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  6. Naugled

    Naugled Defender (640) Sep 25, 2007 New York

    I like them in the mid 6%'s myself
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  7. crcostel

    crcostel Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2006 Illinois

    I went 6.2% to lower the average a bit. I also like them mid 6%s
  8. pweis909

    pweis909 Poo-Bah (1,906) Aug 13, 2005 Wisconsin

    My best effort in this category was 7.2%. I doubt more ABV would have earned BOS.
  9. Dave_S

    Dave_S Initiate (69) May 18, 2017 England

    Westmalle is bang on seven as well.
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  10. Brewday

    Brewday Initiate (152) Dec 25, 2015 New York

    Funny the dubble i had was 6.9 so i went with 6.8.
  11. VikeMan

    VikeMan Poo-Bah (1,962) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Mean (rounded), Median, and Mode: 7%.
    7% it is.
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