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Old 11-15-2010, 01:44 PM   #1
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Default New Belgium Ranger IPA Clone

8.5# two row
2# table sugar
3 oz c120
1 oz chinook at 60
.75 oz simcoe at 30
.50 oz casc at 10
.50 casc at 0
.75 oz cask dry hop
fat tire yeast
1.060 down to 1.009
mash at 149

This is pretty much the recipe posted in BYO this month. I find this IPA to taste pretty good, but I couldn't believe how light the finishing hop and dry hop are. Ohh...and %20 sugar too.

When I taste it, I can really pick simcoe out. I find that interesting because the effectiveness of a 30 minute addition has be debated back and forth for quite sometime. It appears in this case, that that traditional 30 minute flavor addition really does a great job. This may change the way I hop my IPAs...the ones lighter in malt character anyways.

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Old 12-06-2010, 09:03 PM   #2
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I brewed this clone a week ago. Same recipe, but used Wyeast 1272 instead of the Fat Tire yeast, which my LBHS didn't carry. Just dry hopped yesterday, and will keg soon.

I'm looking forward to trying the other BYO clones if this one works out well!

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Old 03-28-2011, 01:41 AM   #3
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Any updates on how this came out.....especially with the 2 lbs of sugar???

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Old 03-28-2011, 09:29 PM   #4
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I made the BYO clone. I did make one change to the original in that I added an extra half ounce of Cascade to the dry hop amount.

I was very skeptical of the sugar addition, but the beer came out great, without any cidery off-taste.

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Old 03-30-2011, 01:01 AM   #5
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I accidentally fermented mine too warm. The end result wasn't great, but I would blame myself more than the recipe.

I detailed my process on my beer blog if you'd like to know more.

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Old 03-30-2011, 03:47 PM   #6
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cool thanks guys. I just brewed my version yesterday but only used about 1 # sugar and just a few small variations on the hops to adjust for %AA. thanks.

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Old 03-31-2011, 01:15 PM   #7
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I brewed the BYO clone verbatim last night. Man it's light. The c120 didn't seem to to anything for the color. I hit all my numbers, so I'm anxious to see how it turns out.

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Old 06-05-2011, 05:44 PM   #8
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Just brewed this recipe this morning. 2nd AG batch, so I don't really have my efficiency figured out and ended up hitting an OG of 1.067. Also, adjusted the hopping schedule to:

1 oz Chinook - 14.1% - 60 min
1 oz Simcoe - 14.1% - 10 min
0.5 oz Cascade - 8.6% - 5 min
0.5 oz Cascade - 8.6% - 0 min

Added the 2# of sugar at knockout, and all the hops were leaf hops. According to brewtarget I should be coming out to 64 IBUs, so it's not going to be exactly like Ranger, but we'll see in a few weeks.

Edit: Also, using WLP001. 100mL of washed yeast in a 1L starter, and the airlock was bubbling away and the temp had rocketed from 66* to 72* in about an hour. It's sitting in a swamp cooler now, just crossing my fingers it doesn't ferment too hot.

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Old 06-05-2011, 07:30 PM   #9
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I'm curious to see how this turns out as it's a great beer. That said, New Belgium claims 3 pounds per barrel of hops...this equates to about 8 ounces per five gallon batch.

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Let's see, I fermented at 64* constant for the first week and a half with WLP001, and left it in the fermenter for another 2.5 weeks, with the last week dry hopped. Tried a bottle tonight, and it was straight cider. Literally, nothing like an IPA. By far the worst beer I've brewed so far.

My advice? Save your time and don't follow the malt recipe. BYO completely dropped the ball on this one. Go all malt, bump up the crystal malt, and up the hops.

If I was to do this again, I'd go:

Batch size: 5.00 gal
Yeast: WLP001
Efficiency: 75%

12 lb American 2-row
8 oz Crystal 60*L

Chinook - 1 oz - 60 min
Simcoe - .5 oz - 15 min
Cascade - .5 oz - 15 min
Simcoe - 1 oz - 5 min
Cascade - 1 oz - 5 min
Simcoe - .5 oz - 1 min
Cascade - .5 oz - 1 min
Cascade - 1 oz - Dry hop 1 week

Just adjust the hops to fit around 70 IBU. Might not be exactly like Ranger, but I'd assume this would make a pretty good IPA nonetheless. This is the next brew I'm doing once the weather cools down, and brewing it with a vengeance

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