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Old 06-30-2009, 02:50 PM   #11
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Pick anyone.

If you like it and want to make it again then experiment - make 3 batches back to back, with different yeasts. It would be a nice comparison to fine tune your beer to how you like it.



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Old 06-30-2009, 02:57 PM   #12
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I did all of it with the apricot extract. I think maybe adding all the extract was a bit too much, that might explain the taste...
We use to include 2 oz. of Apricot and we received complaints that it didn't have enough Apricot to match Magic Hat #9. We bumped it up to 3 oz. and the complaints stopped.

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Old 06-30-2009, 03:24 PM   #13
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We use to include 2 oz. of Apricot and we received complaints that it didn't have enough Apricot to match Magic Hat #9. We bumped it up to 3 oz. and the complaints stopped.

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Just to let you know in no way was that a jab at the kit. I would and will buy and follow it again. I did a blind taste test and they were pretty close, there is no way I am going to be able to match it 100% with an extract kit. Out of the three I have on tap that is the most popular by far.

On a side note, the clone kits I have gotten from AHB are always a safe bet, in addition they have such a huge list when people request a particular beer I can usually follow it.
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:43 PM   #14
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I didn't take it as a jab. I was just letting people know why there is 3 oz. of Apricot in there. The flavoring fades over time. I am afraid that people add the flavoring and then taste it right away. At that point the flavor would be strong and the beer would be green. The kits with flavorings are balanced for once the beer has matured and has been aged.

That being said you can add as much as you like or as little as you like. No harm no foul.

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Old 06-30-2009, 03:44 PM   #15
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We use to include 2 oz. of Apricot and we received complaints that it didn't have enough Apricot to match Magic Hat #9. We bumped it up to 3 oz. and the complaints stopped.

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The book Clone Brews has 3 oz in their recipe.
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:47 PM   #16
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Very strange... This tread does not come up if I search for magic or magic hat or austin.

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Old 07-03-2009, 03:37 AM   #17
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I used the British Ale II and I used 4 oz. of the extract for the flavor and it came out really close to MH #9. FYI I made an all grain batch from BYO magazine.

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Old 08-01-2009, 06:51 PM   #18
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im doing something similar to this ... plan on using apricot extract .... do you still put it in the secondary ... im thinking you could just add it at bottleing?

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Old 08-02-2009, 01:21 PM   #19
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So, is everyone pretty happy with this one? My wife loves #9 so am thinking of making this my next batch.

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Old 08-06-2009, 11:35 AM   #20
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Extract should go in at bottling.



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