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Old 12-30-2011, 01:33 PM   #1
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Default C.C. Tocobaga Red recipe help.

I can't find any info at all about the Cigar City Tocobaga Red ale, My palate is not nearly good enough to be able to tell what's in it. I haven't had anything that tastes even close to it. I will be taking a trip to the C.C. Brewery soon and hopefully get some insight there.

I'd like to brew it soon because I just cant get enough of the stuff.

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Old 12-30-2011, 02:00 PM   #2
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From their website:
This 75 IBU red ale is amber in color with notes of citrus and caramel. Flavor has citrus hop bitterness upfront with notes of caramel and an Amish bread sweetness. Citrus hop bitterness returns at the end for a long dry finish. A very hoppy yet balanced American red ale.

ABV: 7.2% IBU: 75 OG: 18 SRM: 15

I'd start with 2-row, Caramel 40, Caramel 120, and a lot of C hops. Play around with Beersmith / Hopville and see how close you can come.

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Old 12-30-2011, 02:09 PM   #3
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I haven't thought of that, I'll give it a try. I think The hardest part may be figuring out which hops.

EDIT: after playing around with Beersmith, I hit all the numbers. I guess whats left is giving it a try.



Thanks for the help.

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Old 12-30-2011, 02:15 PM   #4
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If they emphasize citrus that much, I'd guess it'd be some combination of Cascade/Centennial/maybe Citra or Simcoe.

Edit probably Amarillo too

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Old 12-30-2011, 02:29 PM   #5
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Hopefully they just tell me at the brewery, if not i'll just try the above. I'm sure it will be delicious either way.

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Old 12-30-2011, 02:31 PM   #6
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E-mail Wayne. He's pretty good about sharing info with homebrewers.

I know the malts they use are primarily Rahr for domestic base, with some Weyermann and Fawcett (and I think Briess, I don't remember) for other grains. They use the Thames Valley ale strain to ferment.

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Old 12-30-2011, 02:32 PM   #7
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here's what i came up with.


Tocobaga
American Amber Ale


Type: All Grain
Date: 12/30/2011
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewer: Butters
Boil Size: 6.41 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (7.5 gal) and Igloo Cooler (10 Gal)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0
Taste Notes:

Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
12.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 87.3 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 7.3 %
0.75 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 5.5 %
3.00 oz Cascade [5.50%] (60 min) Hops 52.9 IBU
2.00 oz Cascade [5.50%] (20 min) Hops 21.4 IBU
2.00 oz Cascade [5.50%] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops -



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.074 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.019 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.2 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.6 %
Bitterness: 74.3 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 15.7 SRM Color: Color


Mash Profile

Mash Name: My Mash Total Grain Weight: 13.75 lb
Sparge Water: 8.31 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH

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E-mail Wayne. He's pretty good about sharing info with homebrewers.

I know the malts they use are primarily Rahr for domestic base, with some Weyermann and Fawcett (and I think Briess, I don't remember) for other grains. They use the Thames Valley ale strain to ferment.

Thanks, I'll give that a try too.
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:52 PM   #9
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I've heard that Tocobaga somehow has tobacco involved in the process somewhere along the way. I'm aware that consumption of tobacco can be dangerous, but I swear I remember hearing someone mentioning that this particular beer has tobacco in some form in the process.

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Any results yet? Love this beer and can't buy it in CT.

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