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Old 09-07-2010, 01:23 PM   #11
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Any update? After having some this weekend I want to brew some, great beer.
+1. This beer is awesome.
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:39 PM   #12
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not yet, i need to rack it this week (hopefully tonight). i will update after racking/tasting.

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Old 09-07-2010, 04:34 PM   #13
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I am intrigued as well since I have postponed all of my brewing until I finish my all grain set up!

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Old 09-10-2010, 03:55 AM   #14
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ok, racked tonight. gravity came down to 1.012 which was surprising, i mashed at 153.5 (new thermometer, maybe it needs adjusting). my ABV is 6.3% which is high, but i'm ok with that.

surprisingly, the smoke really comes through. i wasn't going for that, i would back off the smoked malt by 1/2 and just use 1/2 lb. otherwise, it's pretty godamn delicious. i bought 12 oz. Tumbler tonight that i'll be drinking tomorrow to see how close i am. the last time i drank one was a few weeks ago but i think it's close. color is good and dark.

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Old 09-13-2010, 03:20 PM   #15
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kegged yesterday, won't be tapping until 9/23 as i'm trying the slow-carb method on this batch. i have a 12 oz of Tumbler to compare side by side with the girlfriend.

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Old 09-13-2010, 04:57 PM   #16
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FWIW, here is the Tumbler information from OBF:

Sierra Nevada uses malt within days of roasting at the peak of its flavor to give Tumbler a gracefully smooth malt character. Two-row pale, crystal 40, chocolate and smoked malts give it a malty complexity. Challenger hops in the boil add balancing bitterness, while more Challengers and some Goldings give just enough hop flavor in the finish to balance all that malt.

The rauchmalt you get online or at the LHBS will not be as fresh as SN, so I would definitely use more than 1%. And while it doesn't mention it, Tumbler uses SN's Cal/Chico yeast.

I recently brewed a dark mild that tastes a lot like Tumbler without the finishing hops. My recipe used 10% Crystal 80L, 6.7% Rauchmalt and 3.3% Chocolate. My beer also used 6.7% Victory and 6.7% Rye, but still close in flavor.

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Old 09-13-2010, 05:10 PM   #17
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Thanks for the added info Kevin. I am going to give this a whirl with pacman when my schedule allows for it. I have a Dead guy clone (first AG batch) fermenting as well as a caramel vanilla ale both on pacman that I harvested from Rouge. I also have another starter and 6 jars of washed yeast so I am set!

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Old 09-13-2010, 05:10 PM   #18
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FWIW, here is the Tumbler information from OBF:

Sierra Nevada uses malt within days of roasting at the peak of its flavor to give Tumbler a gracefully smooth malt character. Two-row pale, crystal 40, chocolate and smoked malts give it a malty complexity. Challenger hops in the boil add balancing bitterness, while more Challengers and some Goldings give just enough hop flavor in the finish to balance all that malt.

The rauchmalt you get online or at the LHBS will not be as fresh as SN, so I would definitely use more than 1%. And while it doesn't mention it, Tumbler uses SN's Cal/Chico yeast.

I recently brewed a dark mild that tastes a lot like Tumbler without the finishing hops. My recipe used 10% Crystal 80L, 6.7% Rauchmalt and 3.3% Chocolate. My beer also used 6.7% Victory and 6.7% Rye, but still close in flavor.

Cheers!
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I used about 8.5% Rauchmalt and it has a very nice smoke flavor.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:39 PM   #19
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I'm brewing today.

Est Original Gravity: 1.052 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.11 %
Bitterness: 39.1 IBU
Est Color: 24.4 SRM

8.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row)
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L
0.75 lb Chocolate Malt
0.50 lb Smoked Malt

1.00 oz Challenger [7.50 %] (60 min) 25.1 IBU
1.00 oz Challenger [7.50 %] (10 min) 9.1 IBU
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [4.00 %] (10 min) 4.9 IBU

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I had to read this thread since I am sitting here drinking some Tumbler right now. Great beer! I am usually not a fan of any beer with smoked malt in it but in this beer the subtle smoke really adds to the blend of the flavors.

I am anxious to see what results your attempts to clone this brew will bring. I would love to brew something like this but I am too new at AG to attempt something like this on my own.

Good luck!

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