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Old 02-25-2012, 01:09 AM   #1
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Default New Belgium Dig Clone

Drinking one now and its pretty darn tasty. Would love to brew this. Looking for input.

The specs on New Belgiums site..

Sorachi Ace hops provides a fresh Spring zing with incredible lemon aroma. Nelson Sauvin is next in line with bursts of passion fruit, mango and peach.
American favorites, Cascade and Centennial round out this crisp, clean Pale Ale.

ABV - 5.6%
IBU - 36
Calories - 174
Hops - Target, Nelson Sauvin, Cascade, Nugget, Sorachi Ace
Malts - Pale, C-80
OG - 15 (~1.061)
TG - 2.4 (~1.010)

looking at this beer it looks like its around 10 SRM

Messing with beersmith...

the grain bill would be
10lbs pale
12oz Crystal 80

Hop schedule is more up in the air
.5 oz of target (11%) at 60 mins ~18 IBUs...half the bitterness
.5 oz S Ace (12%) 15 mins ~10 IBUs
.5 oz Sauvin (12%) 10 mins ~ 7 IBUs
.5 oz cascade (5.5%) 5 mins ~ 2 IBUs
total 37 IBUs

Odd that it mentions Centennial in the description but not in the hop list
The OG and FG listed dont add up to 5.6 ABV either

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Old 08-17-2012, 06:39 AM   #2
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Have you made this? Any updates ?

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Old 11-19-2012, 06:39 PM   #3
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Curious as to how this came out or if it was ever made as well?

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Old 01-31-2013, 12:37 AM   #4
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I suppose nothing has changed relating to this thread....I see that NB released Dig again this spring. Makes a clone even more enticing

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I am a huge fan of this beer, probably my favorite APA. I would love to hear some updates.

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I emailed & snail mailed a recipe to NB back in December but haven't had a response from them.

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:50 PM   #7
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This is my interpretation for cloning this recipe...

Extract Recipe

6 lbs Light LME
1.5 lbs Light DME
1 lbs C -80 (Steeping)

Hops
All at .5 oz.
Target 60 min
Nugget 15 min
Sorachi Ace 15 min
Nelson Sauvin 10 min
Cascade 5 min

Not sure on Yeast right now I have Wyeast American Ale 1056

OG 1.057
FG 1.014

ABV 5.6%
SRM 12.43
IBU 38.83

Thoughts and recommendations are welcome....

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I was thinking a neutral strain 1056/us05/001 ... I've also got some PacMan I'd consider trying to.

The hops schedule I think is really the challenge on this one. If my LHBS had nelson I'd brew an attempt this weekend but they don't seem to carry it

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Hop schedule looks pretty decent. I have drank alot of this beer and I think they use the Sorachi Ace as their bittering hop. I get alot of lemon flavor up front. Cant be sure about that but that is my guess. It also finishes with a nice caramel flavor. Dont know if that will help you, but let us know how it turns out.

Edit: I also agree with your neutral yeast choice.

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I as well get the lemon-y flavor up front and some floral as well. not overly bitter with a hing of sweetness/caramel at the end

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