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Old 03-25-2009, 02:11 AM   #1
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Default Looking for Darkhorse Black Bier Clone

Have to say my Favorite beer right now is made by a local brewery here in Marshall, MI. Dark Horse. It is called Black Bier Ale. Would love to know if anyone has attempted or has any idea on how to go about creating an extract recipe of it.

If anyone see's it in a store, pick up a six pack. It'll be the best $10 you ever spent!!

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I just tried their Double Crooked Tree IPA the other day and it was really good. Nice balance of malt and hops with 13.5% alcohol. Unfortunately, I don't have a recipe for Black Bier Ale. Sorry.

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Have to say my Favorite beer right now is made by a local brewery here in Marshall, MI. Dark Horse. It is called Black Bier Ale. Would love to know if anyone has attempted or has any idea on how to go about creating an extract recipe of it.

If anyone see's it in a store, pick up a six pack. It'll be the best $10 you ever spent!!
Go to there website and E-mail them tell them your a homebrewer and you would like to try your luck at cloning there Black Bier. They are very helpful and will e-mail you back.
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:15 AM   #4
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well sice you said it local where bouts are you in relation to marshall?

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Old 03-25-2009, 11:12 AM   #5
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I live in Battle Creek. Don't want to live too far from Dark Horse. They have beers there that can hurt you with a quickness.

I haven't found one there I don't like yet. I will send em an email. They have been getting a lot of my loot lately. I think they owe it too me

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Did you get a response from Dark Horse?

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Old 04-04-2009, 03:15 PM   #7
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Yes I did.. They have an all grain recipe, I will need to convert it, but haven't researched on how to do that yet. Not ready to make the jump to all grain. Looks like too much time and work. Besides, the majority of kits I have brewed so far have tasted very good.

Here is the recipe (hope they don't mind me posting it):

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2 row- 9.25 lb
crystal- 77 - 1.15 lb
crystal - 45- 1.15 lb
chocolate- 1.15 lb
Roasted Barley - .50
Black - .25

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Ctz - 90 min - .56 oz
Ctz - 30 min - .44 oz
Ctz - end of boil - .54 oz

Sac rest 152 for 45 min
sparge temp 168

Boil time 90 min

Yeast - Nottingham

Still is the best beer I have had to date and can't wait to try to clone it with an extract.

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has anyone brewed this? what hop abbreviates to CTZ....

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just a heads up but DH ferments quite cool for notty like down into the 50's so keep that in mind when your setting up this beer.

and as for ctz maybe crystal?

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email them back and ask for the full name of the hop and what IBU's they hit with each addition. And as Eric pointed out ask about fermenting temps.

Founders had a black IPA that was great so I have been wanting to do a black ale. 37 gallons?

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