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Old 10-13-2009, 11:14 PM   #1
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Default Terrapin Indian Style Brown Ale Clone Critique

I am attemping a clone at this wonderful beer. Here is what I have, any thoughts on the recipe, or suggestions for a yeast let me know.

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The Terrapin India Style Brown Ale is a head on collision between a hoppy, west coast IPA and a complex, malty brown ale. Brewed with 5 varieties of hops and 7 different malts, this hybrid style represents the best of both worlds.

ABV: 6.0%

IBU’s: 65

O.G.: 15.1

Malt: 2-Row Pale, Dark Munich, Victory, Special Roast, Crystal 65, Crystal 85, Chocolate

Hops: Nugget, Chinook, Centennial, Willamette, Columbus (Dry Hop)

The Terrapin India Style Brown Ale is a head on collision between a hoppy, west coast IPA and a complex, malty brown ale. Brewed with 5 varieties of hops and 7 different malts, this hybrid style represents the best of both worlds.

ABV: 6.0%

IBU’s: 65

O.G.: 15.1

Malt: 2-Row Pale, Dark Munich, Victory, Special Roast, Crystal 65, Crystal 85, Chocolate

Hops: Nugget, Chinook, Centennial, Willamette, Columbus (Dry Hop)

10.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 71.43 %
1.50 lb Munich Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 10.71 %
0.75 lb Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 5.36 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 3.57 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 3.57 %
0.50 lb Special Roast (50.0 SRM) Grain 3.57 %
0.25 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 1.79 %
1.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops 36.0 IBU
1.00 oz Nugget [13.00 %] (20 min) Hops 21.8 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (5 min) Hops 5.0 IBU
1.00 oz Williamette [5.50 %] (1 min) Hops 0.7 IBU
1.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops -



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Est Original Gravity: 1.062 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.060 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.016 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.02 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 6.52 %
Bitterness: 63.4 IBU

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Old 10-14-2009, 01:03 AM   #2
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Your recipe looks pretty good. Here is a thread with my attempt. The hops i used were wrong, but i felt like the grain bill was pretty close.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/indi...16/index2.html

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Old 10-14-2009, 02:36 AM   #3
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Yea, I saw that. I just don't think there is 5 lbs of munich in a 5 gallon batch of terrapin. How did you like the US-05 for it?

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Old 10-14-2009, 03:02 AM   #4
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send spike (master brewer) an email... you may be surprised with your response.

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ohh yeah! terrapin ROCKS!

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Old 10-14-2009, 03:10 AM   #6
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Yea, I saw that. I just don't think there is 5 lbs of munich in a 5 gallon batch of terrapin. How did you like the US-05 for it?
Your right. I just really love munich! As far as the US-05 goes, it is a nice clean yeast which i think is important for any hop forward beer. You don't want anything getting in between your taste buds and those delicious alpha acids!
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I would think about swapping the 60 & 20 minute additions putting the Nugget at 60 minutes & Chinook at 20 minutes. I think you'll get more flavor out of the Chinook whereas I tend to think of Nugget as a more neutral flavor hop. I suspect that also fits better with what they do. Their list order is likely the addition order.

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mkling, I have to agree with you. Thanks.

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send spike (master brewer) an email... you may be surprised with your response.
+1 on this. I would send him an email with a grain bill you drew up using the information off of the website and ask if you are close.
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+1 on this. I would send him an email with a grain bill you drew up using the information off of the website and ask if you are close.
Doesnt sound like he took my advise. I cant say that I dont have the exact Wake and Bake recipe

I will never post it or give it out to anyone for respect of the brewery. It is a local one to me and one of my favorites in the country. I support them whenever possible. I go to the brewery tours often and Spike and the other brewers are always around and dont mind BSing with you at all.
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