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Old 03-10-2010, 10:48 PM   #11
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Just bought all of the ingredients to make a batch of your clone.

I have one question....do you dry hop for the entire two months in the secondary?



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Old 03-12-2010, 04:16 PM   #12
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SN Torpedo Clone!!!!!! This is most excellent news!!!!!! I have sunscribed to this thread and look forward to seeing how this turns out for several people. I will definately brew this later in the year. Would brew it now, but I have my next several beers lined up already.

Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!



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Old 03-12-2010, 07:51 PM   #13
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What was your OG? If not actually measured, than your anticipated.

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Old 03-13-2010, 01:39 AM   #14
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I was gonna ask what the IBU was, but I decided to look on SN's site first...65. I had a Torpedo for the first time a week ago and really enjoyed it, so I may try this clone. Well done! Thought the IBU might have been higher than that, but now that I think about it, seems a bit right. I brewed an extract APA last summer that came out almost identical to their pale ale with willamette and cascade. Probably if you want to get any sugars out of the pale malt, you could steep it at 150 or so instead of 165.

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Old 06-19-2010, 03:06 AM   #15
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Did anyone brew this? How did it turn out?

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Old 06-19-2010, 01:08 PM   #16
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Did anyone brew this? How did it turn out?
I'm brewing it today....still looking for an answer so far as the dry hopping though.

Wondering if it gets the hops in the secondary for the entire two months.
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:46 PM   #17
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Isn't two months a long time to dry hop?

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Old 06-19-2010, 03:48 PM   #18
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That's what I thought, but the OP never really ansewered my question......

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Old 06-20-2010, 06:49 PM   #19
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Sorry about that, I've been away again. Anyway, when I do secondary the hops are there the entire time. I brew so often now I find it's sometimes best to let beer age as I do, and simply have one week turn into one month. So I just let it sit, and when I get time to bottle I do it. If it's 2 months later, then so be it. It was still hoppy, though I admit it might be fresher and nicer to have less time in the secondary. I use the secondary as a chance to clear the beer and just let it all sit and chill for awhile. After the 150th gallon, I simply find that time is your best friend when it comes to brewing. You can never leave it in there long enough - no matter what stage you are at.

I always add hops immediately to my secondary container. Then it goes in secondary until I bottle. For this one, it was 2 months. I just made another and it's fine as well. It's a fast easy brew - tastes good. I think the second one was in the secondary a little bit less (say 5-6 weeks), but it was still well beyond the 10 days I usually read about.

I don't know the OG. I'm an extract brewer, so I have never worried about it (I don't have beersmith and frankly I don't really care about that). I do measure final gravities, just to give me a feel for where things are and how things compare, but frankly they always come out about the same (give or take). I do all my fermenting in glass - it's very cool watching the entire process.

Hope that answers questions. I'll pay attention more next time. Sorry about that (I didn't receive any messages that people posted on this - so I had lost track).

Thanks for looking and enjoy - hope it turns out.

I'm in the process of devising a sprecher black bavarian recipe (extract). Anybody with ideas on that one out there?

Dave

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Old 06-27-2010, 12:35 AM   #20
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u dry hopped with magnum? thats an interesting choice



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