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Old 09-29-2008, 07:22 PM   #1
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Anyone know of a good Optimator clone AG recipe? I searched, but haven't been able to find much...

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Old 09-29-2008, 08:19 PM   #2
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okay, maybe I'll try this -- any thoughts?

Recipe: Optimator Ale

but i'll convert the LME to grains...

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Old 09-29-2008, 08:47 PM   #3
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I shot out a thread some time ago on this and got some feed back. Not a lot but when I have an extra min, I will direct you to my thread. I gotta go get my kids from school. I will be back in 30 min or so.
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I will check my many sources for clone recipes when I get home to see if any of them have one...



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sorry, nothing in any of my clone books or magazines...

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okay, maybe I'll try this -- any thoughts?

Recipe: Optimator Ale

but i'll convert the LME to grains...
I don't know how close that is going to come. It doesn't have a single german grain in it. I would think that Optimator would have a large amount of Munich malt in it.

I haven't tried it, but here is Jamil's recipe...

Mr. Maltinator
OG: 1.086
FG: 1.020
IBU: 24
Color: 18 SRM
ABV: 8.7%
Mash @ 155
Bassed on pre-boil volume of 7 gallons, and an efficiency of 70%.

14lbs Munich Malt
4lbs Pilsner Malt
2lbs CaraMunich

1.5oz Hallertau 4.0% AA 60min
0.5oz Hallertau 4.0% AA 30min

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Old 09-30-2008, 06:05 AM   #6
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I don't know how close that is going to come. It doesn't have a single german grain in it. I would think that Optimator would have a large amount of Munich malt in it.

I haven't tried it, but here is Jamil's recipe...

Mr. Maltinator
OG: 1.086
FG: 1.020
IBU: 24
Color: 18 SRM
ABV: 8.7%
Mash @ 155
Bassed on pre-boil volume of 7 gallons, and an efficiency of 70%.

14lbs Munich Malt
4lbs Pilsner Malt
2lbs CaraMunich

1.5oz Hallertau 4.0% AA 60min
0.5oz Hallertau 4.0% AA 30min

WLP833/WYeast 2206
thx. I agree about the lack of German malt in the link I posted. I may try this unless someone can find something that's been brewed as a close clone to opti.
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I've got Jamils Mr. Maltinator sitting in my lagerator right now. Made it up back in July. It's still thinking about its self, but snuck samples taste pretty goot. Still a little hot right now. First doppelbock I've made so not sure if this is right or not. Had the fermentation right on at 50F for about 3 weeks then upped it to 65F for week or so and then stuck it in the lagerator.

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like to revive an old thread, the spaten website said the OG is 1.076, and being a 7.2% ABV beer, that would put the finishing gravity at 1.021.

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Yeah, any updates on successes on this one? I love a good doppelbock, it'd be fun to get an Optimator going.

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I realize this is old but has anyone ever found a good recipe?

Ender, how did yours finally turn out in comparison to the original?

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