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Old 02-22-2010, 12:39 AM   #1
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Default MacPelican's Wee Heavy, clone help !

Hey All,
I am hoping someone can help me develop a clone recipe for a beer I had at the Pelican Pub & Brewery on the Oregon coast. It is a Scotch Ale and was pure heaven to drink. I have never tried to make a start from scratch clone before so I wouldn't even know where to start. I think the thing that is really messing with me is the " half the water and twice the boiling time" part? To me it would mean in order to make a 5 gallon batch twice the amount of grain and probably a two hour boil? Anyway here is the listing I found on their web site.

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MacPelican's Wee Heavy - Available on Draft & in Bottles.
Our version of the "Wee Heavy" Strong Scotch Ale style is literally a batch of MacPelican's Scottish Ale brewed with half the water and twice the boiling time to create a beer with a massive malty flavor and a deep red color. The aroma hints of rich caramel, cocoa, toffee, and tropical fruit, with a full-bodied mouthfeel and a velvety sweet, slightly dry finish. A robust beer with a dangerous, drinkable smothness!

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Golden Promise malt
Caramel malts
Flaked barley


Willamette hops
Pure local water
Pure ale yeast - Wyeast 1056
Brewing Specifications :


21.9 degrees Plato
Alcohol: 8.9% by volume
Bitterness: 20 IBU
Color: Copper

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Old 02-22-2010, 06:16 PM   #2
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How about (assuming 75% eff):
15 lbs Golden Promise
1 lb flaked barley
.5 lbs Simpson's Extra Dark Crystal (works great in wee heavies as well as dark German beers)
Mash ~156

Enough Willamettes to hit the target IBUs @ 60 min (depending on AA%)

3 hour boil (most commercial brewers do a 90 min boil). You can always boil down past your target volume and top back off, Hair of the Dog does that for Adam with great results.

OG ~1.091
Ferment cool with 1056.
FG 1.024
Age for a few months in the bottle before really getting into it.

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Old 02-23-2010, 03:27 AM   #3
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Right on, Looks good to me I must be getting better with Beersmith as I was only about 4% off your proposed recipe !!! Thanks

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Old 02-07-2012, 06:00 PM   #4
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I'm also a huge fan of this beer and the Pelican brewery. I'm curious, how did this recipe turn out?

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Well..... This beer has kicked my ass from the start! I have not been able to get it to the point I feel it should. I have made 4 attempts at it and it has always come out a little different. After a lot of consideration I feel it is due to poor yeast in a big beer. I am slated to try this again in about a month and plan on a huge yeast starter and overall 3 times the yeast used before ! I will let you know how it comes out!

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I just tried this beer, and rushed down to the local HB store for ingredience. I tried adding some of the Willamette to the end. You have a small but definite amount of hops flavor in this beer.

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