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Old 04-27-2007, 09:08 PM   #21
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Default Mirror Pond Clone

I'm brand new to brewing. I love Mirror Pond and Black Butte Porter. I was wondering if you (jcarson83) ever made a batch of Mirror Pond that was good.

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Old 04-27-2007, 09:47 PM   #22
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When I first posted this, almost a year ago, I was pretty new to brewing as well. I 've been brewing mostly pale ales since and haven't really come that close to a Mirror Pond. It's a mystery to me what makes it taste so damn good compared to other pale ales. I 've been messing around with other hops, other than cascades, and on my last batch I went back to strictly cascades in order to get back to the root of the beer. Its sitting on primary right now. To me thats what gives Mirror Pond its most striking characteristics.

It's been almost a year now since I've tasted one and unfortunately the memory is fading. I wish they had smellonet so at least I could get a good whiff of it again.

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Old 01-10-2009, 02:31 PM   #23
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I'm working on an Pale Ale recipe inspired by Mirror Pond. Has anyone had any good results or updates with the various recipes that they can share?

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Old 03-18-2009, 09:17 PM   #24
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For all grain go

8 lbs 2 row
1.25 lbs corn sugar ( give the extra light dme effect)
1 lbs crystal 40L

1 oz Cascade 60 min
1 oz Cascade 30 min
1 oz Dry hop

WLP001 California ale yeast ( use what you want this one is most versatile)

Steep @ 154.
Sparge @ 170

preboil 6.5 gal with approximately 1 gal evaporation/hour gives roughly 5.5 gal.

For extract go

3 lbs DME
3 lbs Extra Light DME
1 lbs crystal 40L
.25 lbs malto dextrin (Adds body and mouthfeel. For all extract beer does
not ferment.)

Same hop schedule

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Old 03-23-2009, 07:56 PM   #25
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I just emailed Deschuttes Brewery asking for the Recipe and this is what they sent. They sent it on Deschuttes Brewery letterhead too! I would post the letter but doesn't appear you are able too.

Specifics:

Recipe type: All grain
Batch size: 5 U.S. gallons
Original gravity: 1.050-1.055
Final gravity: 1.012-1.015
Boil time: 90 minutes
Fermentation temp: 65° F
Yeast type: English Ale


Malt:
NW 2-row Pale Malt
Crystal Malt
Dextrin Malt

Hops:
100% Cascade


**Note**
Temps, times and weights are the challenge. Happy Brewing!

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Old 03-25-2009, 03:38 PM   #26
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Nice!!!! I might have to give that a shot.

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Old 03-25-2009, 09:07 PM   #27
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When i plugged everything into a beer calculator this is what i came up with.

10lbs American 2 row
1 lbs crystal 20L
.5lbs Dextrin

Started with 7 gal for boil estimated 1 gal loss per hour for 90 mins with a finish boil of 5.5 gal into my primary.

@ 70% efficiency give estimated OG of 1.054. So it's right in there. Just gotta figure out a hop schedule.

Since Mirror Pond isn't to hoppy i'm just gonna go with 1 oz Cascade @ 60min, 30 min and dry hop.

I'll see how that goes.

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Old 05-06-2009, 09:44 PM   #28
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When i plugged everything into a beer calculator this is what i came up with.

10lbs American 2 row
1 lbs crystal 20L
.5lbs Dextrin

Started with 7 gal for boil estimated 1 gal loss per hour for 90 mins with a finish boil of 5.5 gal into my primary.

@ 70% efficiency give estimated OG of 1.054. So it's right in there. Just gotta figure out a hop schedule.

Since Mirror Pond isn't to hoppy i'm just gonna go with 1 oz Cascade @ 60min, 30 min and dry hop.

I'll see how that goes.
Did you try this recipe? How'd it go?
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:40 AM   #29
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Since Mirror Pond isn't to hoppy i'm just gonna go with 1 oz Cascade @ 60min, 30 min and dry hop.

I'll see how that goes.
It lists it at 40 IBU's on the Deschutes web site
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:58 AM   #30
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I just tried one of my Mirror Pond clones. It has only been in the bottles for two weeks, it still needs a bit more aging.

My recipe is:
6 lb Ultralight LME
1 lb Crystal 20L steeped 30min @ 160F
1 oz Cascade @ 60min
1 oz Cascade @ 15min
1 oz Cascade @ dry hop
Safale S-05 dry yeast

It is a good APA, though it doesn't taste like Mirror Pond as I remember it. I'd say it has a bit too much hops in it. It isn't too bitter, which is good. I'll have to pick up a six pack and give them a side-by-side in a few weeks. I'll report back then. I also did a batch with S-04 and no dry hop, that'll be ready in 3 weeks.

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