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Sun Devil 11-07-2008 05:11 AM

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I've brewed this one twice now, first time last March and it was fantastic and then again about 3 weeks ago.

The first batch was mashed at 154 and went from 1.077 to 1.016 with a WLP001 yeast cake. Taste was similar to the original (couldn't do a side-by-side test as I drank all that I had bought of the original) but was slightly lower in hop aroma.

The second batch I mashed at 152 and it went from 1.081 to 1.019 with starter built up with WLP060. Higher OG on the second batch is due to increased efficiency which I have attributed to running the grains through the barley crusher twice (have seen an average increase of 8% across 4 batches after doing this). I transferred this batch to secondary a couple of nights ago with 1 oz Amarillo and 1 oz Simcoe, it tasted good going in, will bottle a few and keg the rest in a couple of weeks. Attached are a few pics of this one on brew day.


Sun Devil 11-07-2008 05:11 AM

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I've brewed this one twice now, first time last March and it was fantastic and then again about 3 weeks ago.

The first batch was mashed at 154 and went from 1.077 to 1.016 with a WLP001 yeast cake. Taste was similar to the original (couldn't do a side-by-side test as I drank all that I had bought of the original) but was slightly lower in hop aroma.

The second batch I mashed at 152 and it went from 1.081 to 1.019 with starter built up with WLP060. Higher OG on the second batch is due to increased efficiency which I have attributed to running the grains through the barley crusher twice (have seen an average increase of 8% across 4 batches after doing this). I transferred this batch to secondary a couple of nights ago with 1 oz Amarillo and 1 oz Simcoe, it tasted good going in, will bottle a few and keg the rest in a couple of weeks. Attached are a few pics of this one on brew day.


Sun Devil 11-07-2008 05:11 AM

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I've brewed this one twice now, first time last March and it was fantastic and then again about 3 weeks ago.

The first batch was mashed at 154 and went from 1.077 to 1.016 with a WLP001 yeast cake. Taste was similar to the original (couldn't do a side-by-side test as I drank all that I had bought of the original) but was slightly lower in hop aroma.

The second batch I mashed at 152 and it went from 1.081 to 1.019 with starter built up with WLP060. Higher OG on the second batch is due to increased efficiency which I have attributed to running the grains through the barley crusher twice (have seen an average increase of 8% across 4 batches after doing this). I transferred this batch to secondary a couple of nights ago with 1 oz Amarillo and 1 oz Simcoe, it tasted good going in, will bottle a few and keg the rest in a couple of weeks. Attached are a few pics of this one on brew day.


Sun Devil 11-29-2008 06:15 AM

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Kegged this one a couple of days ago and tried a pint tonight. Needs to sit and carbonate a bit longer but it is pretty tasty already, hop aroma and taste are good and close to what I remember of the Stone XI beer. Letting it sit and age will be difficult, same problem I had with the last batch. This is one of my favorites.

Pic is attached, not the best picture taker, that's my wife's department, so sorry about the quality.


Sun Devil 05-24-2010 05:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Gritsak View Post

Overall the beer is really close in overall flavor. The hops are pretty much dead on IMO. I need to do a blind side by side test though. The most noticeable difference is in the body-mine has a thinner mouthfeel than the real thing. I'll have to adjust the next batch to compensate for this.
Gritsak, My recipe was almost identical to your recipe, just a couple of small differences. I ended up at 8.6% and hops seemed nearly dead on to the SSR. Mine also had a thinner mouthfeel, what do you plan to do next time to compensate for that? Pic of mine is below on the left, SSR is on the right. Had slightly better head retention with mine.

captainoverspray 03-16-2012 02:25 PM

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After almost a week still have high krausen.

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dannyhawkins 09-24-2012 11:54 AM

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I've been planning a black IPA for a while and finally chose this recipe after trying this beer.

My recipe was lighter on the bittering hops.

5gal. Batch

14.5 lbs. pale malt
1lb. Caramel 60
1lb. Carafa III

1.5 oz. Chinook at 60
.5 oz. Chinook at 10
.5 oz. each Amarillo and Simcoe at 5
.5 oz. each Amarillo and Simcoe at 0
1 oz. each Amarillo and Simcoe for dry hop

My only problem was missed OG and only hit 1.060

Pitched on a yeast cake of WL001 and it went off today I'll let you know how it turns out.
I just added the dry hops addition. It won't be long now, I'll wait for a taste at bottling.

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