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Old 07-05-2007, 03:47 PM   #31
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Ed that looks fantastic.

So you say that your beer tastes much more like the second Stone? I think I'm going to have to give this one a try here in a bit.

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Old 07-05-2007, 03:53 PM   #32
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I saved your recipe from a previous thread and will be brewing this down the road..Stone IPA is definitely one of my favorites.

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Old 07-05-2007, 04:00 PM   #33
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Ed that looks fantastic.

So you say that your beer tastes much more like the second Stone? I think I'm going to have to give this one a try here in a bit.
Yeah, in my second test, SWMBO could not tell the difference. That first bottle was a bad beer. Strange. Obviously, buying the second bottle from a grocery store that moves a bunch of Stone was the way to go.

My only way to tell the difference is the color. Mine is a shade darker. I might have some more fun with this and some friends using plastic cups for a true blind taste test.
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:49 AM   #34
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Alright...So I was fortunate enough to swap few beers with EdWort and of course when he rattled off his list of available brews...I jumped on the chance to try the Stone Clone. For one thing...I'm just starting to dive into the world of IPA's so what better way to go than trying a fellow homebrewers clone of one of the pinnacles of the IPA world.

The UPS box showed up at around noon. My SWMBO had instructions to open the box and get those brews (I also got a Kolsch) into the fridge. After work tonight I had an obligation to go out to dinner with the in-laws so the beer would have to wait. I only had one beer at dinner...a Bass Ale. (I had to compare a commercial draft to my clone...pretty damn close).

So we get home about 9:00 and I have a few beer chores to do so finally, about 10:45PM, it's time to crack the 22 Oz'r open.

Pop the top...nice phsssst and a nice cloud of CO2 inside the neck of the bottle.

Take a whiff out of the bottle and WOW...nice hit of malt aroma, followed immediatley by the mid-tone tang of the hops. Now I don't know what hops go into this beer...but the smell is absolutely inviting.

Pour into a cold (not frosted) 16 Oz glass...nice amber/pale ale color...super clear and just a slight head that cascaded to about 1/4 inch. Took another whiff and wow..."so this is what an IPA is all about".

It's time. First a slight sip..then and nice cold gulp. The malt profile hits you right where it feels best and that whish of citrus from the hops is right behind it. It had a nice amount of bitterness that really grabs your attention...but was completely balanced by the heavier malt tones.

All I could do was sit down...look at the beer and wonder how to pay homage to a great beer so here I am....

Get the recipe below and BREW IT.

I've already place my order at MidWest for a 10-gallon batch.

Oh yeah...the buzz???? Priceless.

Good job Ed.


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Ok, after reading that and seeing the pics, I HAVE GOT TO HAVE A RECIPE.....



PLEASE POST ONE.....

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Old 08-03-2007, 12:21 PM   #36
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Ok, after reading that and seeing the pics, I HAVE GOT TO HAVE A RECIPE.....



PLEASE POST ONE.....
Ed has...search his posts for STONE
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Get the recipe below and BREW IT.
Thanks for the great review. I only brewed it. So the carbonation level was OK?

The recipe came from one of the thousands at Austin Home Brew. Here you go.

5 Gallons of Stone IPA Clone

Single infusion 60 minutes at 153 degrees.

10.5# Pale
1# Munich
1# Crystal 20L

1 oz. Warrior 60 minutes
1 oz. Centennial 15 minutes
1 oz. Centennial 5 minutes

Dry Yeast - Safale US-05

O.G. 1.066
F.G. 1.010

Dry Hop with 1 oz. Centennial. The stainless herb ball in the keg works great!
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I brewed this Ed, but doubled the hops. The wort tasted awesome, this may end up being a new fave!

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I brewed this Ed, but doubled the hops. The wort tasted awesome, this may end up being a new fave!
The base recipe is already 93 IBUs...don't you kinda go past the point of amount/benefits by doubling?
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The base recipe is already 93 IBUs...don't you kinda go past the point of amount/benefits by doubling?
I'm not a stock brewer. I don't like to keep anything on hand. I order what I need and what I don't use normally gets trashed, so I've developed this habit of ordering as close to exact amounts as possible and then adding any leftovers. I could only find 2 oz. bags of Warrior hops and a 4oz. bag of Cent. I love the hops, so I have no problem using them. I'd rather do that than let them sit in my fridge for a year.
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