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Old 05-15-2010, 05:37 PM   #1
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Default Can you Brew It recipe for Stone Levitation

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4.25kg British pale
0.5kg crystal 75
0.25kg crystal 150
20g black patent

Mash at 157

14g Columbus %AA 90min (unknown AA%)
29g amarillo %AA 30min
33g crystal %AA 20min
11g simcoe %AA 20min
42g amarillo dry hop

WLP007 fermented at 67 degrees

Finish at 3.2 plato

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The brewer's mash was 156, but he said that 156 or 157 would be fine. It was noted that this recipe would translate to extract very well. Replace the british pale with 2.5kg british pale DME or 3.25kg british pale LME. The brewer also used crystal 120 instead of crystal 150. He also fermented at 68F.



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I brewed 10 gallons of this a few weeks ago and currently have it on tap. I have tasted it side by side with the commercial version. It very cloned but the homebrew is much fresher and the hops are brighter and the bitterness is firmer. Also the homebrew is not a clear.

I used American 2-row and not the British pale malt. I used chocolate and not the black patent. I used crystal 120 not the 150. I replaced the crystal with hallertau.

This was the first beer I did after making some major changes to my system. Everything worked well but I got much higher efficiency and way overshot the starting gravity (I got 1.060). My finish gravity was also very high at 1.020. Next time I'd adjust for the increase in efficiency and perhaps mash at a lower temp to increase the fermentability.



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Old 08-23-2010, 09:05 PM   #3
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I brewed this beer a little over a week ago. I actually had all of the ingredients and hops, so brewed it pretty much as is. Hit the mash temp almost perfectly (was under by about 0.5 degree), and pitched yeast at 65 F.

Problem was, however, is I had my Better Bottle in a laundry sink with cold water, and after pitching the yeast, I went away for a couple of days. When I got back, the temp was too high (75 F); brought it down some, but by then I imagine it was too late. I plan on throwing in the Amarillo dry-hop addition this Saturday, and bottling it a week later. I'll report back with the results hopefully in 3 weeks or so when I first test it.

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I brewed this beer a little over a week ago. I actually had all of the ingredients and hops, so brewed it pretty much as is. Hit the mash temp almost perfectly (was under by about 0.5 degree), and pitched yeast at 65 F.

Problem was, however, is I had my Better Bottle in a laundry sink with cold water, and after pitching the yeast, I went away for a couple of days. When I got back, the temp was too high (75 F); brought it down some, but by then I imagine it was too late. I plan on throwing in the Amarillo dry-hop addition this Saturday, and bottling it a week later. I'll report back with the results hopefully in 3 weeks or so when I first test it.
This beer turned out really nice... just had a sample last night, and after 11-12 days bottled the carbonation seems good. Haven't had Levitation for awhile, so I can't really comment on how close it is, but this is a very flavorful, hoppy and bitter beer. Great recipe.
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This beer turned out really nice... just had a sample last night, and after 11-12 days bottled the carbonation seems good. Haven't had Levitation for awhile, so I can't really comment on how close it is, but this is a very flavorful, hoppy and bitter beer. Great recipe.
Do yourself a favor and buy a 6 pack of the commercial version. Then try them side by side in a blind tasting. I did this with some friends and the homebrew was much fresher and was preferred by all.
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Do yourself a favor and buy a 6 pack of the commercial version. Then try them side by side in a blind tasting. I did this with some friends and the homebrew was much fresher and was preferred by all.
Trust me, I would if I could. I live in Eastern Canada, and there's no Stone products here, of course.

I will make a point to pick some up the next time I'm in Maine, however.
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Trust me, I would if I could. I live in Eastern Canada, and there's no Stone products here, of course.

I will make a point to pick some up the next time I'm in Maine, however.

I have the same problem with the Moose Drool recipe. I've never had the beer cause we can't get it here in NC
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Yeah... I had the Moose Drool once last year while in Montana... I brewed that clone as well about 6 weeks ago. Tastes good, but I can't remember, of course, exactly what the MD tasted like, so I can't really do a fair comparison.

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I find the only way to do a real comparison is to drink them side by side in a blind tasting.



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