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Old 10-17-2010, 03:38 AM   #1
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Default Stone/Ballast Point/Kelsey McNair Collaboration

San Diego County Session Ale - It's just that, a super hoppy 4.2% pale ale dubbed "West Coast Bitter". Has anybody else had this yet? I can't believe how much hop flavor they cram into such a low ABV brew. Def. Diggin it! I'd love to find out the recipe, seems like a good one to play around with!

Just picked up a couple bottles of 10.10.10 VE and 3 bottles of the new SN homegrown Estate ales. Good beer day!

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Old 10-17-2010, 04:04 AM   #2
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I had a chance to try it when I went to a local beer store and I really enjoyed it. I wasn't in to paying the three dollars that they were asking per bottle though.

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Old 10-17-2010, 04:26 AM   #3
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I believe the quote I left on Stone's Facebook was something along the line of:

"Kelsey needs to be seen by a doctor for acute hop addiction."

Stuff is astronomical.

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Glad you enjoyed the beer and yes, I am definitely suffering from hop addiction.

Here is the recipe for 7 gallons of wort with a mash efficiency of 82%:

OG: 1.042
8.75lb Domestic 2-row
0.5lb Crisp Crystal Malt 77L
0.5lb CaraPils
0.2lb Honey Malt
0.1lb CaraVienne Malt

Mash at 158F for 60 minutes

Boil for 90 minutes
Hops:
20g Warrior (38.2 IBU) at 60 min
7g CTZ (7.3 IBU) at 30 min
10g Amarillo (3.1 IBU) at 10 min
10g Simcoe (4.3 IBU) at 10 min
1oz each Simcoe, Amarillo, Chinook, Citra, CTZ at 0 min
1oz each Simcoe, Amarillo, Chinook, Citra, CTZ dry hop

Fermentation:
WLP001 or WY1056 at 67F until completely fermented
FG should be 1.010~1.011

Reduce temp to 50F to settle out yeast

Return to 67F and dry hop for 7 days.

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Very cool of you to share! Thanks! I might brew up 10 gallons of this for my next batch!

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Old 10-17-2010, 09:17 PM   #6
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I tried it last week, I actually wasn't too big on it myself.

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Glad you enjoyed the beer and yes, I am definitely suffering from hop addiction.

Here is the recipe for 7 gallons of wort with a mash efficiency of 82%:

OG: 1.042
8.75lb Domestic 2-row
0.5lb Crisp Crystal Malt 77L
0.5lb CaraPils
0.2lb Honey Malt
0.1lb CaraVienne Malt

Mash at 158F for 60 minutes

Boil for 90 minutes
Hops:
20g Warrior (38.2 IBU) at 60 min
7g CTZ (7.3 IBU) at 30 min
10g Amarillo (3.1 IBU) at 10 min
10g Simcoe (4.3 IBU) at 10 min
1oz each Simcoe, Amarillo, Chinook, Citra, CTZ at 0 min
1oz each Simcoe, Amarillo, Chinook, Citra, CTZ dry hop

Fermentation:
WLP001 or WY1056 at 67F until completely fermented
FG should be 1.010~1.011

Reduce temp to 50F to settle out yeast

Return to 67F and dry hop for 7 days.
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Just picked up a couple bottles of 10.10.10 VE and 3 bottles of the new SN homegrown Estate ales. Good beer day!
Cheers to Sierra on another beer well done! Perfectly balanced, hoppy, fresh, and tasty, I dig it! There's something about the fresh/wet hop flavor I can't get enough of!
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Great beer.




And now a recipe. That's one helluva first post!!

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Glad you enjoyed the beer and yes, I am definitely suffering from hop addiction.
Can someone confirm this is Kelsey? I would like to attempt a homebrew of the Stone Collaboration Ale (ridiculously awesome, by the way), but this is the only post I can find from this poster, and there is no public profile information.

He seems to claim to be Kelsey from the tone of the post.
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