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Old 04-30-2009, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default How to Triple Hop a Miller Lite Clone!

OK..... I am frickin tired of seeing those triple hopped BS commercials from Miller. Who's with me?

One of my preferred HB-Library books, "Home Brewers Gold" written by Chuck has a recipe for Miller Lite.

Wow - to my surprise its not even triple hopped!!!

Here it is, I'm gonna make this but REALLY do the triple hopping with somethin'

I'm gonna keep the IBU at 16 but do a late hop at flame out, then dry hop it too.

So my proposed Tripling is at; 60, 0, Dry

Question - Now what should I use fer hops......?????

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Miller Lite Clone - (Un)Triple Hopped - AG

A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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01-A Light Lager, Lite American Lager

Min OG: 1.030 Max OG: 1.040
Min IBU: 8 Max IBU: 12
Min Clr: 2 Max Clr: 3 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.00 Wort Size (Gal): 5.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 5.50
Anticipated OG: 1.030 Plato: 7.68
Anticipated SRM: 2.0
Anticipated IBU: 15.7
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts
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Evaporation Rate: 18.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 6.10 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.025 SG 6.32 Plato


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
36.4 2.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
31.8 1.75 lbs. Pale Malt(6-row) America 1.035 2
31.8 1.75 lbs. Flaked Corn (Maize) America 1.040 1

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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0.50 oz. Cluster Whole 7.00 15.7 60 min.


Extras

Amount Name Type Time
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
1.00 Tsp Amylase Enzyme Other 14 Days(fermenter)


Yeast
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WYeast 2007 Pilsen Lager ( I'll probably go with Safale -05)


Mash Schedule
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Mash Type: Single Step

Grain Lbs: 5.50
Water Qts: 5.50 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 1.38 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.00 - Before Additional Infusions

Saccharification Rest Temp : 148 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp : 165 Time: 10
Sparge Temp : 165 Time: 10


Total Mash Volume Gal: 1.82 - Dough-In Infusion Only

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.



Notes
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Add Amylase Enzyme into secondary.
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I forgot to mention my other motive here.

I'm unemployed and I want to make a cheap lawnmower beer. I think the novelty of REALLY triple hopped Miller Lite will just amuse me.

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GREAT IDEA! I would love someone to actually "Triple Hop" a Miller Lite to see what it tastes like compared to an actual Miller Lite (if it is triple hopped or not).

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This is the best Rant I have ever read about it...Miller Lite Now Touting "Triple Hops" - Slashfood

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I found this in an extract miller light clone recipe on the beertools board.

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1 oz. Hallertau (Pellets, 4.50 %AA) boiled 60 min.
1 oz. Hallertau (Whole, 4.50 %AA) boiled 0 min.
2 ounces of hallertau....seems high to me.
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Below is another Miller Lite clone....

Ingredients:
5 Gal. Water
1 hop pellet

Let ferment for 2 weeks, then bottle condition for 2 weeks. Chill and enjoy a nice, cold Miller Lite.

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I liked that... ML is like Kraft Mac & Cheese.

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I found this in an extract miller light clone recipe on the beertools board.



2 ounces of hallertau....seems high to me.

Yes, I think so. Maybe their starter was triple hopped.

I was thinking liberty or hallertauer. I also have a good bit of saaz too.
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Wow, 8 posts in and nobody has made the usual "ingredient" reference... might be a record for a BMC thread!

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Wow, 8 posts in and nobody has made the usual "ingredient" reference... might be a record for a BMC thread!
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Nah, I don't wanna be that guy.
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