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Old 01-23-2013, 11:16 PM   #21
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Here's a picture of my Hopslam-inspired brew. It shows the color comparison fairly well. Mine did turn out just a smidgen darker, but pretty darn close. I didn't use the exact same hops with the exception of Simcoe, Amarillo and Centennial, but it still came out surprisingly close.

My grain bill was as follows:
13# 2-row (81.25%)
1# C20 (6.25%)
2# Honey (12.5%)

I think with your current grain bill you'll be pretty close. If you pitch a lot of yeast and aerate well, you should be able to get it pretty dry with the honey/sugar. I mashed at 152 and fermented on a US-05 yeastcake and got the FG down pretty well.

I ended up a little below 10% but still respectable (1.080-1.010).







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Old 01-24-2013, 04:15 PM   #22
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Here is attempt number one, should be good beer but not an exact clone of hopslam. Thinking I might get the dreads from a bottle and making another two and a half gallons for the yeast cake.


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13 0 American Two-row Pale
2 0 American Vienna
0 8 Caramel/ Crystal Malt 20L
0 8 Honey Malt
0 8 Cara-Pils/Dextrine
1 0 Cane Sugar
0 8 Honey

60mins 1 Amarillo
60mins 1 Glacier
45mins 1 Cascade
30mins 1 Centennial
15mins 1 Amarillo
10mins 1 Whirfloc Tablet
10mins 1 Citra
10mins 1 Simcoe
00mins 2 Cascade
00mins 1 Amarillo
00mins 2 Simcoe
Dry hop 5 oz of Simcoe for 14 days





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It had been awhile sense I had one, there is definitely not any honey malt in this beer or citra.

and the yeast does make the beer.



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As I sit here drinking this unbelievable beer, the magical ingredient has most certainly got to be the honey. I wonder what kind Bell's uses. It must be of very high quality.

Hopslam is so incredible that it's almost depressing!

What I would give to replicate this masterpiece on my own...

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