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Old 02-12-2010, 09:36 PM   #1
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Default Top Drop (Drop top clone) lactose? hop substitution?

Here is my first attempt at a clone recipe for my second beer

This beer is slightly hoppier than the original with 25IBU instead of 20, the alcohol is 6% instead of 5% It looks like I will have a 13 SRM color instead of the 14 SRM original.

I had to substitute special roast malt for extra special, which accounts for the slightly lighter color. I substituted Zeus hops for the Alchemy blend Widmer uses. LHBS associate said they would be close.

I am trying to figure out how to best use the lactose, if the hops schedule looks okay, and what kind of flavor to expect from the pacman yeast. I will be pitching on the yeast cake from my IPA. Thanks for letting me share my clone!!! I made it because I couldn't find anything like it on the board. Brewing this tonight.

I would like to improve the complexity from the original and hopefully up the hops ever so slightly,... We'll see

BTW-hopville rocks! Free and easy to use. Looking forward to your comments.

hopville homebrew recipe
Top Drop Amber
Beer Style: American Amber Ale
Recipe Type: Extract

malt and fermentables
% LB OZ Malt or Fermentable ppg °L
76% 6 8 Amber Malt Extract Syrup info 36 10
12% 1 0 Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L info 35 20
6% 0 8 Honey Malt info 37 25
6% 0 8 Special Roast info 33 50
Batch size: 5.0 gallons


Original Gravity
1.059
Final Gravity
1.014
Color
13° SRM / 26° EBC
(Copper to Red/Lt. Brown)
Mash Efficiency
75%

hops
use time oz variety form aa
boil 60 mins 0.5 Zeus leaf 15.2
boil 15 mins 0.5 Simcoe leaf 12.5
Boil: 3.0 avg gallons for 60 minutes

Bitterness
7.6 HBU
24.5 IBU
ƒ: Average
BU:GU
0.42

yeast
Rogue Pacman Ale Yeast (pitching on yeast cake)

Alcohol
6.0% A.B.V.
4.7% A.B.W.
Calories
195 per 12 oz.

misc
use time amount ingredient
boil 15 min 0.5 ounces Irish Moss
bottling 0 min 8 ounces Lactose
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