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Old 10-13-2011, 05:38 PM   #101
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This was a fantastic brew. Cidah and I switched our brews and tasted it. I did this one and he the byo. Both are fantastic!

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Old 10-27-2011, 04:55 AM   #102
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Figured I would post an update about the extract BYO clone that I just brewed up on 10/25. Everything went well on brew day except my grains got up to 162 at one point so I just added some more water to bring it back to the mid 150's. Every time I open the cooler to check on it (which is way too often) it smells great and you can definitely smell the hops. OG was 1.070, probably going to primary for three weeks and then dry hop for an additional week. Cant wait for the finished product! (picture is from my phone so it isn't great but figured I would post it anyways)

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Old 11-10-2011, 08:06 AM   #103
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Getting ready to brew tomorrow my SN torpedo clone. Here is the BIAB 1.75 gallon recipe:

4 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 88.9 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 2 11.1 %
0.40 oz Magnum [14.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 3 60.0 IBUs
0.20 oz Crystal [3.50 %] - Aroma Steep 5.0 min Hop 4 0.0 IBUs
0.20 oz Magnum [14.00 %] - Aroma Steep 5.0 min Hop 5 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) [50.28 ml] Yeast 6 -
0.10 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 5 Days Hop 7 0.0 IBUs
0.10 oz Crystal [3.50 %] - Dry Hop 5 Days Hop 8 0.0 IBUs
0.10 oz Magnum [14.00 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 9 0.0 IBUs

Est Original Gravity: 1.065 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.017 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.4 %
Bitterness: 60.0 IBUs
Est Color: 11.9 SRM

Wish me luck.

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Old 01-11-2012, 09:00 PM   #104
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so you have been dry hopping in your secondary, 15 days later?

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Old 01-17-2012, 03:00 AM   #105
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did you dry hop in primary or secondary?

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did you dry hop in primary or secondary?
Dry hopped 5 days before bottling (after 17 days in fermenter) No secondary. I popped out the air lock and poured them in.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:47 AM   #107
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did you dry hop in primary or secondary?
dry hop in secondary
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:31 PM   #108
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Hey all

I'm rather new at this brewing thing, though I have a little over 100 gallons under my belt (and around my waistline). Tonight was a great night in terms of success, so thought I'd share that here.

I brew a lot of IPA's and Sierra Nevada ales, as SWMBO really likes those types. My specialty is 60' and simple sierra nevada pale ale, but lately I've explored a few new recipes simply by doing small variations on my ingredients. I don't use software or any of that, I simply modify my base and hops schedule according to labels and best guess.

Tonight I gave the SWMBO a blind taste test - my sierra nevada torpedo ale vs the real thing. Poured both into glasses, the color and clarity was perfect. Head was good on both. After tasting, my brew won the contest, and needless to say the SWMBO wants more. I made a Sierra Nevada porter at the same time which I really like as well.

Here is the recipe I used for this:

Sierra Nevada Torpedo extract clone:

1/2 lb crystal 60L
1/2 lb 2-row pale ale
7 lb light DME (I buy bulk 55 lb from midwest)

Additions and Hops schedule:
1.5 oz magnum (60')
1 tsp irish moss (15')
1 oz crystal (5')
1 oz magnum (5')

0.5 oz magnum (dry)
0.5 oz crystal (dry)
0.5 oz citra (dry) - note, I had to buy 6 oz of this hops - so it's stored in the freezer)

Yeast is Safeals S04 (blue packet - I like dry yeast, it's easy)

I brewed it for 15 days in primary, 2 months in secondary. FG was 1.008

It's a great beer - nice flavor - good alcohol content.

This home brewing thing is great

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Brewing this right now...
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:22 PM   #109
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New to the site, but not so new to extract brewing. This thread caught my attention because the Torpedo is a beer that I accidentally replicated when I first got started brewing. I was using MrBeer stuff at the time- if I remember correctly it was the West Coast Pale Ale hme, half of their booster pack, half cup clover honey. After primary fermentation was complete I tossed in .5 oz centennials and a 2 or 3 inch sprig of rosemary. Let that sit for about a week and you'll find yourself bottling the SN Torpedo. I primed with honey, too, bottle primed! What a pain that was- glad I learned about batch priming! Some time later my girlfriend was handed a beer at a party and her eyes got huge. She immediately handed it to me to taste and lo and behold there was one of my very first batches in a SN bottle.

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Old 08-21-2012, 03:48 AM   #110
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Very cool - glad you liked how it turned out. Well, just so you know I have a clone recipe that I was considering trying from BYO magazine (looks similar but some subtle but possibly key differences). I will post the recipe below. Sounds like the brew you did is worth trying, but I may run with this recipe first if I can get my brother to buy haha!

Looking forward to your side by side when you get to it. Enjoy the keg! I rocked a porter keg this holiday real quick, so I hear ya.

I am an extract guy for now, but they have the partial mash and AG version too.

1lb 5oz. pale malt
11 oz carmel 60L
5lbs Light DME (early)
2lbs 6oz light LME (late addition - final 15 minutes)
1.2 oz of 14% 17AAu Magnum Hops (60)
1 oz Magnum (5)
1 oz crystal hops (dry hop)
.67 oz (19 grams) magnum hops (dry hop)
.67 oz (19 grams) crystal hops (dry hop)
.67 oz (19 grams) Citra hops (dry hop)

yeast recc is WLP001 or Wyeast 1056 or fermentis US-o5

Says to get the hops right you need to boil 4 gallons of wort. 3qts of water at 152F for 45 mins (grain steep) and add water to make 4 gallons. Boil is for 90 minutes and add water if water volume drops below 3.5 gals. Dry hop 10 days to 2 weeks.

I probably won't start this one for a bit, I have two fermenting and one on deck, plan to start an arrogant bastard clone tonight. But when I do get to this in the next few weeks I will post back. When I do I plan to do the recipe exactly as above (4 gallons), not a full boil.


This looks excellent, going to add it to my short list, would love to get a batch of this before it gets too cold out, then I can see how close it is and maybe tweak a little to brew again for the spring.

I'm assuming that when you say "1 oz crystal hops (dry hop)" you actually mean at 5min, and when you say steep at 3qt you actually mean 3gal. Going to do a 4gal boil at 90 min. Expecting to lose about 3/4 gal during the boil and will top of with 1.75gal of cold spring water.

Won't be able to brew this for at least 2 weeks but will definitely keep the thread updated when I do! Thanks for all this quality info!
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