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Old 08-01-2006, 12:54 PM   #1
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Default Fat Tyre Recipe

Found this online...wanted you guys's opinion before I bought the stuff. Been interested in Fat Tire for a while.

1 tsp gypsum
Grain: 1 lb. American Munich
4 oz. American victory
8 oz. Belgian biscuit
4 oz. American crystal 20L
4 oz. American crystal 40L
4 oz. Dextrine malt (Cara-Pils)
Steep: crushed grains are put into bags and placed into 2.5 quarts of water and held at 155°F for 45 minutes.

bags are then put into a strainer and slowly rinsed with 5 quarts of 170°F water.
Boil: 60 minutes SG 1.098 3 gallons
7 lb. Light malt extract
boil timing begins when the hot break happens.
Irish moss is added in the last 15 minutes of the boil.
Hops: 0.75 oz. Northern Brewer (8.5% AA, 60 min.)
0.5 oz. Willamette (5% AA, 30 min.)
0.5 oz. Willamette (5% AA, 15 min.)
0.5 oz. Willamette (5% AA, 5 min.)
Yeast: Wyeast 1272 (American Ale II)

Made a starter the day before brewing. Smacked the yeast pack in the morning and pitched into 1 quart water and 1 cup light DME that was boiled for 15 minutes and cooled to 72°F about 12 hours after smacking it.
Log: Primary ferment at 70°F until bubbling had slowed to one every 90 seconds. Then wait one more day.

Rack into secondary and keep at 70°F for at least two weeks before bottling.
Carbonation: 2/3 cup corn sugar boiled in 1 pint of water.


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Secondary: Hierra Sevada Pale Ale
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Old 08-01-2006, 01:57 PM   #2
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First, if you search here, the Fat Tire recipe has been covered probably as much as any I have seen on this site in my short time here. That being said, while the recipe you list is very close to others I have seen, I don't think it will be dark enough. most recipes call for small quantities of chocolate malt to get that rich color. However, I had some very interesting discussions with one of the New Belgian brewers over the winter who said they do not use chocolate (due to its astringent flavor characteristics) but rather a darker crystal malt to achieve that color and maintain malty sweetness. So, I'd substitute the crystal 40 (and possible the 20) for 80 or 100--best way would be to use pro mash or similar program to try and achieve the same SRM. I made mine with all Willamette and was happy with the hops but the brewer suggested a second hop of an "earthy" variety (I beleive Fuggles was suggested).

Hope this helps.

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Old 08-01-2006, 06:49 PM   #3
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Gosh, I hate to get a Fat Tire clone thread going again, but friends just dying to get me to brew one. They don't believe me when I say it's not the cat's ass...good, but not the cat's ass and was a gateway brew to real beers for lots of folks.

Here's an extract recipe I'm kicking around for a target drink-date of late spring 2007.

Target SG: 1.052
IBU: 19.5

1# Caramel 20L
.5# Munich 2-row
.25# Biscuit Malt
.25# Chocolate 2-row

Toast the munich malt at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or so.

6# light LME

.75oz Hallertau (60min remaining)
.5oz Fuggle (15min remaining)
1oz Fuggle (flameout for 3min)

Irish Moss at 15min

1056 yeast.

Wasp Bitten IPA (a Walker-San clone);Cheesefood's Caramel Creme; Wee Heavy Scottish Ale;
Flyin' Hornet Pale Ale(Mirror Pond clone);Oktoberfest Ale
Boom-Boom Apricot Hefeweisen; Forbidden Ale;Pale-Ass Ale (SNPA Clone); Ol' Man Winter Ale
Dead Guy clone
Walker's Espresso Stout; BrewPastor's Bastard Lager
But honey, how else am I going to get enough bottles for my next batch? *burp*...*fart*
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Old 08-01-2006, 08:27 PM   #4
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I just made a Fat Tire Amber Ale clone on 7/9/06. Here's the recipe I used:

3 oz biscuit mailt
1/2 lb Crystal 90L
1/4 Victory Malt
6 oz Munich Malt

Steeped 20 minutes at 150.

Extract: (LME)
4 lbs. Extra pale extract
3 lbs Pale extract

3/4 oz Northern Brewer (bittering)
1/2 oz Hersbrucker (15 mins)
1/4 oz Willamette (5 mins)

I used White labs California Ale yest. Original s.g was 1.050, finished at 1.010.

This is very good! We've only sampled a couple that aren't quite carbonated enough yet, but it's still a smooth tasty ale even green.


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Old 08-01-2006, 09:32 PM   #5
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Check out this thread...

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Secondary: empty, DOPE!
Bottled but green: it's all drinkable!
On tap & enjoying: Honey Wheat; Cheese's Caramel Cream Ale
Gone with a belch: Bock Talkit; Three Kings Better Bitter; Quake & Bake Oatmeal Stout; High Altitude Pale Ale
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