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Old 04-10-2009, 08:52 PM   #1
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Default Copper Ale - thoughts?

I am trying to come up with a nice copper-ish ale for this spring/summer. I looked Redhook's Copperale and Boulder Beer's Singletrack for some ideas.

Here is what I came up with:

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Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 5.72 gal
Estimated OG: 1.053 SG
Estimated Color: 11.4 SRM
Estimated IBU: 24.2 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
7.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 66.67 %
2.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 19.05 %
1.50 lb Rye, Flaked (2.0 SRM) Grain 14.29 %
1.00 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] (55 min) Hops 15.7 IBU
0.50 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] (30 min) Hops 6.2 IBU
0.25 oz Nugget [13.00 %] (5 min) Hops 2.3 IBU
I have not really decided on mash schedule and yeast yet, but I thought about Wyeast American Ale II, Wyeast Northwest Ale (#1332) or maybe even Wyeast Cali Lager. Mash will most likely be at 152 for 60min w/ single infusion.

Let me know what you think.
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:20 PM   #2
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I am trying to come up with a nice copper-ish ale for this spring/summer. I looked Redhook's Copperale and Boulder Beer's Singletrack for some ideas.

Here is what I came up with:



I have not really decided on mash schedule and yeast yet, but I thought about Wyeast American Ale II, Wyeast Northwest Ale (#1332) or maybe even Wyeast Cali Lager. Mash will most likely be at 152 for 60min w/ single infusion.

Let me know what you think.
I have never had the Boulder Beer's Singletrack but I am planning on brewing a copperhook clone soon and feel like I got a good shot at cloning it. Between their website and emailing them I came up with the following and seen in this thread http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/no-l...30/index3.html


Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 7.12 gal
Estimated OG: 1.054 SG
Estimated Color: 11.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 20.3 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 85.00 %
Boil Time: 75 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
8.50 lb Great Western American Pale (3.0 SRM) Grain 88.82 %
0.68 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 7.11 %
0.39 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 4.08 %
1.00 oz Williamette [5.50 %] (60 min) Hops 17.9 IBU
0.50 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (10 min) Hops 2.4 IBU
1 Pkgs Northwest Ale (White Labs #WLP041) [StartYeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: My Mash
Total Grain Weight: 9.57 lb
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:03 AM   #3
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Completely forgot about this...until just now I def agree with the Western Am. Pale, but I am not sure if I want to go with it since I would have to order it somewhere online. I think I will give it a shot this weekend. How were your results?

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Old 05-12-2009, 04:05 AM   #4
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Try some victory (.5#) in there. It gives a nice little malty flavor that backs the copper color up.

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How'd this turn out? I am trying to come up with a clone for boulder beer's singletrack and wanted to see how yours was.

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Old 10-11-2012, 09:32 PM   #6
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Here is my recipe for my Copper Ale. I have brewed this several times and it is always received quite well and never seems to last long Let me know if you try it and what you think!

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 8.95 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6.95 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 6.25 gal
Bottling Volume: 6.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.064 SG
Estimated Color: 12.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 54.5 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 86.4 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
6.25 gal Chicago, IL Water 1 -
10 lbs 7.8 oz Maris Otter (Crisp) (4.0 SRM) Grain 2 78.9 %
13.5 oz Wheat - White Malt (Briess) (2.3 SRM) Grain 3 6.3 %
11.3 oz Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 4 5.3 %
9.0 oz Melanoiden Malt (20.0 SRM) Grain 5 4.2 %
8.5 oz Caramel Malt - 80L 6-Row (Briess) (80.0 Grain 6 4.0 %
2.5 oz Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 7 1.2 %
1.31 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 8 44.3 IBUs
1.31 oz Willamette [5.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 9 10.2 IBUs
0.31 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 10 -
0.31 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 5.0 mins) Other 11 -
1.3 pkg American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 Yeast 12 -
2.50 oz Willamette [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 13 lbs 4.7 oz
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 4.40 gal of water at 163.0 F 152.0 F 60 min

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (1.79gal, 4.60gal) of 168.0 F water

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If it were my brew I would scale back a little on the crystal a little and throw in some munich. I really like the flavor munich adds in and it would help achieve the color you are looking for. Cheers and let us know how it turns out.

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