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oster99 08-30-2008 09:17 PM

Recipe Opinion Please! - (SN Summerfest clone)
Can anyone put their seal of approval on this recipe, please. I'm looking for something similar to Sierra Nevada's Summerfest. I really have no idea if I'm on the right track. Any advice?

Amount Item Type % or IBU
9.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 81.82 %
1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 9.09 %
1.00 lb Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 9.09 %
0.25 oz Nugget [11.90 %] (60 min) Hops 8.6 IBU
1.00 oz Styrian Goldings [7.50 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 26.5 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (Dry Hop 14 days) Hops -
0.75 oz Styrian Goldings [7.50 %] (20 min) Hops 10.9 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.20 %] (0 min) Hops -


Blender 08-30-2008 09:43 PM

Summerfest is a lager. What yeast are you using and I don't think you have a similar brew in that recipe.

scinerd3000 08-30-2008 09:58 PM

"Our Summerfest® is a refreshing, pilsner-style lager. Its incredible smoothness comes from an extra-long lagering period. Lighter in body than our ales but just as complex in character, Summerfest® quenches your thirst with big aroma and a tangy hop bite. "

alcohol content 5.0% by volume yeast Bottom-fermenting Lager Yeast
beginning gravity 11.8 Plato bittering hops Perle & Saaz
ending gravity 2.8 Plato finishing hops Saaz
bitterness units 32 malts Two-row Pale & Munich

scinerd3000 08-30-2008 09:59 PM

found that on here if your interested...good luck

seyahmit 08-31-2008 04:08 AM

Here is what I came up with based on the website description. I haven't brewed this yet, but I would like to in the future. Adjust to match your brewing system and ingredients.

Sierra Nevada Summerfest Clone

A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines

02-B Pilsner, Bohemian Pilsner

Min OG: 1.044 Max OG: 1.056
Min IBU: 35 Max IBU: 45
Min Clr: 3 Max Clr: 6 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics

Batch Size (Gal): 6.00 Wort Size (Gal): 6.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 11.00
Anticipated OG: 1.047 Plato: 11.79
Anticipated SRM: 4.3
Anticipated IBU: 32.3
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts

Evaporation Rate: 12.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 6.82 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.042 SG 10.42 Plato


% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
90.9 10.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.037 2
9.1 1.00 lbs. Munich Malt Germany 1.037 8

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
0.90 oz. Perle Pellet 7.70 28.4 60 min.
0.50 oz. Czech Saaz Pellet 3.70 3.9 30 min.
0.50 oz. Czech Saaz Pellet 3.70 0.0 0 min.


White Labs WLP800 Pilsner Lager

Mash Schedule

Mash Name:

Total Grain Lbs: 11.00
Total Water Qts: 14.30 - Before Additional Infusions
Total Water Gal: 3.58 - Before Additional Infusions

Tun Thermal Mass: 0.05
Grain Temp: 65.00 F

Step Rest Start Stop Heat Infuse Infuse Infuse
Step Name Time Time Temp Temp Type Temp Amount Ratio
Sacc Rest 0 60 152 152 Infuse 166 14.30 1.30

Total Water Qts: 14.30 - After Additional Infusions
Total Water Gal: 3.58 - After Additional Infusions
Total Mash Volume Gal: 4.46 - After Additional Infusions

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.
All infusion amounts are in Quarts.
All infusion ratios are Quarts/Lbs.

oster99 08-31-2008 01:33 PM

Boy, do I feel dumb. Okay maybe not Summerfest, but how 'bout as a crisp tasting pale ale. I was planning on using nottingham yeast. I'm just trying to clear out the freezer. I've got a ton of styrian goldings and have never brewed with them. :confused:

Blender 08-31-2008 01:53 PM

I have never used Stryian Goldings either but the description indicates it is a Fuggle derivative. You could make a nice English based ale with those hops. The Cascade and Amarillo go well together for an American based ale. I add some crystal malt to most of my recipes as well.

plinytheporter 03-19-2011 05:39 AM

Re: Summerfest Clone
Have you brewed this recipe yet? If so how did it turn out?

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