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Old 01-05-2007, 04:18 PM   #11
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I just happened to be skimming through a bunch of posts here and ran across this one. I followed the link above to the Austin Homebrew site for the clone kit and I was curious about a couple of the add-ons it lists.

What is a BrewVent Yeast Fuel? Is it necessary and is it worth the extra buck?

What is up with the optional 1% Alcohol boost that "doesn't compromise flavor" as it says? Is that worth 2 bucks if you want a little extra kick?



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Old 01-05-2007, 04:23 PM   #12
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I just happened to be skimming through a bunch of posts here and ran across this one. I followed the link above to the Austin Homebrew site for the clone kit and I was curious about a couple of the add-ons it lists.

What is a BrewVent Yeast Fuel? Is it necessary and is it worth the extra buck?

What is up with the optional 1% Alcohol boost that "doesn't compromise flavor" as it says? Is that worth 2 bucks if you want a little extra kick?
If you make a yeast starter, I don't see the need for the yeast fuel.

All the alcohol boost is is a mix of corn sugar and dme that up's your fermentables...


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Old 01-05-2007, 04:31 PM   #13
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If you make a yeast starter, I don't see the need for the yeast fuel.

All the alcohol boost is is a mix of corn sugar and dme that up's your fermentables...

Yep- what he said. I've never bought the yeast fuel. Aerate your wort and pitch enough yeast. When I made it with dry yeast, I just sprinkled the dry yeast on top. when I made it with liquid yeast, I made a starter a day or two before. I didn't buy the alcohol boost, either. I got 5.24 % alcohol without it.

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Old 01-05-2007, 04:35 PM   #14
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Speaking of the Fat Tire Clone - I made this awhile back and was very pleased with it. I'm considering doing a 10 gallon batch and treating 5 gallon as an ale (with ale yeast) and the other as a lager (with a lager yeast and proper lagering)... should be interesting.

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Old 11-29-2010, 06:25 PM   #15
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Unfortunately, I am in GA and New Belgium doesn't ship their products East of the Mississippi River. Bummer.

I live east of the Mississippi and as we speak I am drinking a fat tire that i purchased locally.
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FYI - December BYO magazine feature article is on New Belgium Brewery and they provide 4 of their recipes, Fat Tire, Abbey Ale, Tripple, and Ranger IPA.

They use the same proprietary yeast for Fat Tire and Ranger. BYO said Wyeast did a special edition release of the yeast and checking the Wyeast site that was in 2008, and not since.

If I could remember the Fat Tire grain bill I'd provide it but the mag is at home and I am not.

But... just checked the New Belgium website and here is their info

ABV - 5.2%
IBU - 18.5
Calories - 155
Hops - Willamette, Goldings, Target
Malts - Pale, C-80, Munich, Victory
OG - 12.6
TG - 2.2

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Old 11-29-2010, 07:07 PM   #17
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I live east of the Mississippi and as we speak I am drinking a fat tire that i purchased locally.
his post was from 2007.. i dont think they started distributing to the east coast till 08..
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:16 PM   #18
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I've heard that its sold in NC now. That said, there is none to be found here in NJ. I used the brewer's apprentice's clone as my first brew. It tasted great, but not quite the same as the real thing. Chalk it up to me being green or the recipe not being the same... or both! I brewed it again with similar results.

Anyhow, last time I was in my LHBS, I saw the latest BYO magazine featured an article on New Belgium. It is complete with 6 or so clone recipes of their beers, including Fat Tire. I'm hoping to take a crack at one after the holidays.

Here is a link to BYO: http://www.byo.com/stories/issue/list/issues/277-december-2010

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Old 11-29-2010, 09:51 PM   #20
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Would love to see another run of the yeast.



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