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Old 01-04-2012, 09:46 PM   #21
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First time user but wanted to post on the BL clone..... A posting a long time ago a guy said "why would you clone that junk?"....

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Old 01-04-2012, 09:57 PM   #22
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I doubt it, Miller light is full of stablizers, food coloring and preservatives. Plus it's drier than other light beers so I'm sure there's some sort of sugar addition. Or maybe it's dried out with enzymes after fermentation?
Didn't know about the additives, whats your source?

I highly doubt sugar, but I just assumed they used some enzyme, Amylase most likely to dry out the beer.

*EDIT* If there is food coloring in that beer [Miller Lite] it must be one drop per 100 barrels!
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:40 PM   #23
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1. Brew a pilsner.
2. Fill a glass halfway with water.
3. Fill the rest of the way with said pilsner.

Voila! A Bud Light clone.
Totally agree.. I've been doing it in kegs too for the beach etc.. you'd be surprised how close it is.. Even Edwort's Haus Pale Ale is BMCish diluted to 4%.

You can look up calculators online to find out how to dilute it to hit an ABV target.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:32 AM   #24
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It's brewed by a computer, and just monitored by the brewer. I
Gee, have you noticed there's an ENTIRE section on here about brewing with computers. There's a LOT of homebrewers on here are pretty much doing the exact same thing....and trying to have repeatable results.

And you really don't think any craft breweries have similar computerized systems????


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Old 01-05-2012, 03:02 AM   #25
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Well, here are two starting points:
BeerTools.com Recipe Library - Tim's Bud Light Clone
This my recipe and will get you very close the tricky part is getting it to completely ferment out all the way to 1.010 if you don't the beer will be to sweet.

Also check out my blog on this exact subject...
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You can PM me if you have any questions.

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Old 01-05-2012, 03:11 AM   #26
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Hey Tim,, have you experimented with other yeast strains?
I swear, I pick up on a ever so slight fruity finish in bud light...no perceptual fruity aroma, just finish, mostly on sides of my tongue...

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This my recipe and will get you very close the tricky part is getting it to completely ferment out all the way to 1.010 if you don't the beer will be to sweet.

Also check out my blog on this exact subject...
New Brewers Beware!! - Home Brew Forums

You can PM me if you have any questions.

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YEAST STRAIN: 2000 | Budvar Lager™

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The Budvar strain has a nice malty nose with subtle fruit tones and a rich malt profile on the palate. It finishes malty but dry, well balanced and crisp. Hop character comes through in the finish.

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Flocculation: Medium-High
Attenuation: 71-75%
Temperature Range: 48-56F, 9-13C
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:19 AM   #27
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Actually lately when i do this i harvest and grow yeast from a Budweiser.

The beer is not filtered and does still contain yeast.
And is the same strain used in Bud Light.

Also i recently did a similar recipe using Brewferm Lager yeast and was very impressed
with this strain.

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Old 01-05-2012, 03:41 AM   #28
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Gee, have you noticed there's an ENTIRE section on here about brewing with computers. There's a LOT of homebrewers on here are pretty much doing the exact same thing....and trying to have repeatable results.

And you really don't think any craft breweries have similar computerized systems????
For some reason people automatically equate computers with bad beer. Tell that to Dogfish Head and Stone, and countless other breweries. Beer is awesome, all of it. Even Colt 45.

This kind of snobbery belongs on a wine forum
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Hey Tim,, have you experimented with other yeast strains?
I swear, I pick up on a ever so slight fruity finish in bud light...no perceptual fruity aroma, just finish, mostly on sides of my tongue...
What your experiencing is simple vanilla flavoring
that is added instead of flavoring hops.

Take a big smell of a bottled bud light and you will smell it,
Trust me it's there.

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Old 01-05-2012, 04:43 AM   #30
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The real difference in the light American lager/pilsner beers is the hop variety used. AB is notorious for Galena and Willamette hops.

What I would do is not waste time on this forum and call Mitch from Stone Brewing. He brewed for AB's New Hampshire brewery and has been very open with AB's process and ingredients, since they don't have a policy on secrecy.

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