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Old 08-29-2008, 06:49 PM   #1
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Default Magic Hat #9 Clone!

Heres the clone i made, just kegged it in time for Labor Day weekend!


The Real #9 vs. My #9(Mines on the left)

Theres a color difference but the flavor and aroma are identical!



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Old 08-29-2008, 06:58 PM   #2
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Could you post a Recipe?



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Old 08-29-2008, 07:04 PM   #3
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I did a MH clone as well.. was an AMAZING beer!

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Old 08-29-2008, 07:12 PM   #4
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Crystal(40L) .25#
Crystal(90L) .25#

Lt DME 5.5#
wheat DME .5#

Hallertau 1.5oz (60min)
Willamette .25oz (15min)
Cascade .25oz (15min)
Irish moss 1tbsp(15min)

WLP001 California Ale yeast

*Steeped grains 20min @ 155 degrees
*added 3oz apricot flavoring to secondary.

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Old 08-29-2008, 08:30 PM   #5
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hmm have you thouht to go with Columbus and Cascade and a WLP002

since thats what they use

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Old 08-29-2008, 08:45 PM   #6
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If you add some of your extract later in the boil, you should get a little closer on the color. I would have thought that the proportion of wheat extract would been higher, but if it tastes right, bully on.

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Old 08-29-2008, 09:07 PM   #7
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Love the Otter Creek glass in your pic..

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*budbo, I'll have to try that next time, i actually found this recipe on here, but my LHBS was out of some of the original stuff in the recipe so i when with what they had.(ie: Hallertau instead of Tetneng, and the crystal were a suggestion by the owner.)

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Just a thought, When I do clones I usually check the web sites to see if they list what they actually use, then modify the recipies I find here to match the specs they give. I mention that because I've been considering doing a #9 clone myself, and since 3oz of apricot worked well for you my recipe is now ready to try

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yeah the 3oz was perfect, it has that apricot aroma, but not a strong taste



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