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Old 03-21-2010, 03:10 PM   #1
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Since I am cursed with being on the east coast and away from all the great west coast breweries, I have not been able to find the elusive Pliny the Elder. So I went with the next best thing, brewing my own. Brewed the all-grain recipe from Brewing Classic Styles and hit all my marks right on and it is happily fermenting away. Can't wait to try it. According the recipe it finishes pretty quick and doesn't age very long.

Still debating what dry hopping technique i'm going to use.

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Old 03-21-2010, 03:22 PM   #2
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Have you ever had the real deal or you just hoping to turn something out good? I would recommend going with Vinnie's hop suggestions in his clone recipe.

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Old 03-21-2010, 03:45 PM   #3
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I have never had the real deal. The only thing I have found anywhere close to that hoppiness is Stone's ruination.

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Just made the clone myself and it is fantastic, very close to the original, but mine came out slightly darker. Don't stress too much about the dry hopping, and I wouldn't waste my time with Vinnie's official schedule. I threw all of my dry hops in at the same time for 14 days, came out great.

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Old 03-22-2010, 02:32 PM   #5
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I bottled mine eight days ago, and I'm dying waiting for it to be ready. I find the 1-2-3 schedule works well for me: 1 week primary, 2 weeks secondary, 3 weeks in the bottle. I also wouldn't stress about the dry hopping schedule. The AHS clone that I brewed calls for a ton of hops which I threw in for 14 days and bottled it. If you're on the West Coast I'd highly recommend seeking PtE out - best I've ever had.

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Old 03-31-2010, 06:26 PM   #6
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Does anyone have an extract conversion of this recipe? I tried searching but was unable to find anything.

I'd like to make a big beer for my 3rd batch, but I'm not quite ready to go all grain yet.

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Old 03-31-2010, 07:17 PM   #7
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Does anyone have an extract conversion of this recipe? I tried searching but was unable to find anything.

I'd like to make a big beer for my 3rd batch, but I'm not quite ready to go all grain yet.
Looks like Austin Homebrew has an Extract kit for Pliny: http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=11675
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I was playing around with this recipe last week.

The actual/'not calculated' BU's was 90. The calculator I used said my IBU's were over 200.

So I brewed a batch of Blonde Ale. Not nearly as sexy.

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Does anyone have an extract conversion of this recipe? I tried searching but was unable to find anything.

I'd like to make a big beer for my 3rd batch, but I'm not quite ready to go all grain yet.
I went with the Pliny the Elder mini-mash from AHS. This was only my fourth batch of homebrew, and it went easily. I would recommend you go the mini-mash route rather than completely extract. I'll be popping my first bottle this weekend, and can't wait!!!
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I went with the Pliny the Elder mini-mash from AHS. This was only my fourth batch of homebrew, and it went easily. I would recommend you go the mini-mash route rather than completely extract. I'll be popping my first bottle this weekend, and can't wait!!!
Yeah, I was hoping to buy from my LHBS with a recipe, but I've bought from AHS and was pretty happy. It just take so long to come. Plus I like to support the local guys.
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