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Old 01-06-2013, 01:30 AM   #1
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I'm viewing from my phone and having a hard time scrolling through all the pages so I apologize if this has been brought up before! Does anyone know of a good Dos Equis clone recipe? We have been making a lot of dark ales and Irish reds but I am wanting to try something lighter and it's a personal favorite!

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:39 AM   #2
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Happy brewing!

http://www.brewtoad.com/recipes/dos-equis-clone

http://hopville.com/recipe/723359

http://hopville.com/recipe/436886

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:55 AM   #3
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Thanks so much!

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Dos Equis is one of my preferred big-volume beers. Like most, it's not the most interesting option, but I don't see why (other than snobbery) it tends to elicit such a strong negative response.

Revvy has a Vienna Lager recipe on here in the recipes section. It's, at least nominally, the base style for Dos Equis. I have a version of this that's just about ready to pop in the fridge and it's seemed to be coming along well so far. That might be something to try.

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:27 PM   #5
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Dos Equis Amber is pretty darn good, especially with some Mexican food. I've noticed that this beer on tap is great, in the bottle not so much. I have a batch that is just about ready to be kegged after lagering for a month. In a few more weeks I'll see how it is. This is a trial run and if it's good I'll brew it again before summer.

Update 01/12/13 - Just kegged this batch after it lagered at 35* for a month. Tried a sample and I thought it turned out great, much like Dos Equis except this has a bit more malt flavor which is okay by me.

Here's a recipe, not sure if you brew all grain or not. The Bohemian yeast wasn't available, so we'll see how the Czech did for a flavor profile.

Style: Vienna Lager
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 7.95 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6.24 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.25 gal
Bottling Volume: 4.75 gal
Estimated OG: 1.052 SG
Estimated Color: 12.0 SRM
Estimated IBU: 22.4 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 80.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
7 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 65.9 %
2 lbs 11.2 oz Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 2 25.4 %
6.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 3 3.5 %
6.0 oz Caravienne Malt (22.0 SRM) Grain 4 3.5 %
2.9 oz Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 5 1.7 %
1.00 oz Tettnang [5.00 %] - Boil 90.0 min Hop 6 20.5 IBUs
0.25 oz Saaz [4.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 7 0.8 IBUs
0.25 oz Tettnang [5.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 8 1.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg Czech Pilsner Lager (Wyeast Labs #2278) Yeast 10 -


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 10 lbs 10.1 oz
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 3.62 gal of water at 163.6 F 152.0 F 60 min

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Old 01-06-2013, 08:32 PM   #6
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I understand its not a great choice for beer snobs, although it's not like I was asking for a coors recipe. I simply like it as far as a light lager goes, and it doesn't have the skunky qualities that many lagers/Mexican brewed beers can have.

But I do appreciate your other suggestions, I'm certainly not against any suggestions and you can never have too many to try.

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BierMuncher has a recipe called Dos Testes (Dos Equis clone). I have not brewed it but I would imagine with his experience it would be what you were looking for. Good luck

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BierMuncher has a recipe called Dos Testes (Dos Equis clone). I have not brewed it but I would imagine with his experience it would be what you were looking for. Good luck
With a name like Dos Testes I just have to try it! Hehe thanks for the tip!
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Ken Lenard has probably brewed more Mexican Lagers than anyone I know. I've brewed one of his recipes and it was very good. Check out The Cabana Lager recipe for your XX clone or the Hacienda Lager or Bordertown Lager for an Amber Clone.
http://www.freewebs.com/kenlenard/recipes.htm

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fennis

I've had about enough of the beer snob mentality. To each their own, if you don't like it, don't drink it and move on. Don't put someone down because they may like it.
Thank you.
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