Mirror Pond by Deschutes
I spent a few years in Oregon and my favorite small batch beer out there was Mirror Pond by Deschutes brewery. I've been looking around the internet and can't find a good clone that I trust. I found one that used 3 1/2lbs of malt extract but that seemed like it wasn't enough for a 5 gallon batch. I've only messed with kits up until now so I'm not really comfortable with using a recipe from some random website.
If anyone has run across a good Mirror Pond clone post it here.
I'll keep it updated if I find one.
Found this one. Anyone have any comments about the ingredients?
Well, Rob makes some very fine ales. I haven't tasted this one, but note that he calls it a "modified clone".
Likewise, Mirror Pond is one of my absolute favorite Brews (except maybe for their new Inversion IPA). I've got two different extract/specialty grain clones which are decent. The first is from Clone Brews:
3lbs DME (or 4.5lbs DME if not using specialty grains)
2lbs pale malt
1 lb crystal 20l
6aau cascade 60min
6aau cascade 15min
10aau cascade dryhop
Here is the recipe that I like better (from my LHBS):
.5lb 45l English Crystal
1 oz cascade 60min
1 oz cascade 20 min
1 oz cascade 0 min
1 oz cascade dry hop
Hey thanks for the response. I ended up ordering the book off Amazon. I wanted the detailed recipe since all I've done so far is kits. Also it had some other beers in there that I might try.
Did someone say mirror pond?:rockin:
FWIW my friend forwarded me a page with several recipes on it from a random website :p . I think he wants 10 gallons for his 50th birthday or something. BTW this recipe uses almost 11 lbs combined malts.
Mirror Pond Clone
Recipe type: Partial Mash
Batch Size: 5 gallons
Starting Gravity: 1.055
Finishing Gravity: 1.012
Time in Boil: 1 hour
Primary Fermentation: 7 days
Secondary Fermentation: 7 days
Additional Fermentation: 3 weeks bottle carbonation
7 lbs. Pale malt extract
1 lb. 20L Crystal malt
1 1/2 lbs. 2 row pale malt
1/2 lb. Munich malt
2 oz. Cascade hops (60 min)
2 oz. Cascade hops (30 min)
1 oz. Cascade hops (last 5 min)
1 oz. Cascade hops (last 1 min. or dry hop)
#1028 London ale yeast
Single step mash the grains in 3 quarts of water at 152 for one hour. Sparge with 6 more quarts at 170. Add this to 3 gallons of water with the extracts and boil for 1 hour using the listed hop schedule. (Irish moss, wort chill, aireate, and yeast pitch as per own styles)
Nice. I might use that one. I'll wait until I get the book to compare though.
Is that considered a mini mash? I've been using kits and what it calls for is to put the grains in a sock that comes with it and steep at 170 for one hour. Sound close to the same but I do it will three gallons of water and don't sparge.
After further research on IBUs glibiddys recipe came to about 68 IBU. Am I doing somthing wrong? Deschutes website calls for 40 IBU.
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