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Old 02-05-2011, 01:07 AM   #21
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Oh cool, someone else bumped this.. I modified Novafire's recipe some, and wanted to get a sanity check on it...

Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Assistant Brewer:
Boil Volume: 7.00 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.0 %

Ingredients Amount Item Type % or IBU
20.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 67.2 %
2.50 lb Caramel Malt - 80L 6-Row (Briess) (80.0 SRM) Grain 8.4 %
2.50 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 8.4 %
2.50 lb Munich Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 8.4 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 3.4 %
1.00 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 3.4 %
0.25 lb Debittered Black Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 0.8 %
2.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.50%] (60 min) Hops 35.3 IBU
1.00 oz Williamette [5.50%] (10 min) Hops 4.1 IBU
1.00 oz Williamette [5.50%] (1 min) Hops 0.5 IBU
2 Pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile Estimated Original Gravity: 1.122 SG (1.030-1.110 SG)
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.028 SG (1.006-1.024 SG)
Estimated Color: 76.5 SRM (5.0-50.0 SRM) Color [Color]
Bitterness: 40.0 IBU (5.0-70.0 IBU) Alpha Acid Units: 3.1 AAU
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 12.4 % (2.5-12.0 %)

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Old 02-05-2011, 01:09 AM   #22
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Bumping an old thread...

Hey all, new here. Looking for a little advice.

I want to brew this Bourbon County Clone this weekend but I am limited to partial mash. I was going to take the last recipe from Nova and sub the Pale Ale Malt grain with Pale Liquid Extract. Does this make sense?

I used beersmith to put this together and it looks like 11 lbs of Extract to get me to 11.63% ABV. That leaves 8 lbs of grain to mash still.

Is there any reason to partial mash the Pale Ale Malt grain? Say a few pounds. Or is it all the same to go completely extract for that.

Appreciate any help,
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I put his recipe in BeerSmith and came up with 11 lbs of Pale Ale Liquid extract, and 3.5 lbs of 2-row. Then all the other specialty grains.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:01 PM   #23
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I put his recipe in BeerSmith and came up with 11 lbs of Pale Ale Liquid extract, and 3.5 lbs of 2-row. Then all the other specialty grains.
I was not looking to actually get 13% ABV from my recipe. 11.5 was my target. I read somewhere else that the brewery shoots for 11.5% and the bourbon barrels are so concentrated that the beer absorbs enough alcohol to get to 13%. (at least on the last run) I plan on adding a pint or so of Makers Mark on oak and finishing out at 12% ABV.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:04 PM   #24
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Anybody have results that have brewed this? The last posts were 6+ months ago. There should be some good test runs out there now.

Hah, I went to my LHBS on Friday to pick up the ingredients and they were closed for renovation until Tuesday!! Talk about a buzz kill.

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Old 02-07-2011, 06:45 PM   #25
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I brewed my version yesterday. My hydrometer doesn't go high enough to get a decent reading. Mine stops at 1090. I'm guessing it was up around 1120. But it's my understanding that the brewery shoots for an OG of 30 plato & a FG of 10, which would come out to 11.5-11.8% and it gets the other point or two from the bourbon barrels.

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Old 02-10-2011, 06:16 PM   #26
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Anybody know how much oak chips to add to get a similar effect of using a bourbon barrel? I was thinking of 3 oz and at least a pint of bourbon. Possible a full fifth of bourbon. I recently did a different bourbon stout and used a pint and I could barely taste bourbon.

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Old 02-10-2012, 05:20 PM   #27
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Hey Nova, How did your Beer come out? It looks very good, and want to try it.

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Old 02-10-2012, 05:52 PM   #28
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Hey Nova, How did your Beer come out? It looks very good, and want to try it.

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My BCS #2 turned out great. In fact, I made a stout from the second runnings (plus some extra specialty grains) that won a local contest entered in the Sweet Stout category and the next year I won the best in show with the first runnings beer from that exact same batch (RIS category).

Oddly enough, I am planning to make this same beer again tomorrow. I might replace the C120 with some British Extra Dark Crystal, but that's about the only change.
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Looks like an old thread but Juat had my first bcbcs. Is this recipe close? I have to make some lol

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