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Old 05-01-2010, 12:59 AM   #1
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Default Brooklyn Sorachi Ace IBUs?

Does anyone know how many IBUs are in Brooklyn Brewmaster Reserve Beer Sorachi Ace? Their website says it has an OG of 14 Plato, which is 1.057 and a final ABV of 6.5%, but it doesn't list the IBUs.

Does anyone know, or could you help me figure out about how many IBUs this type of beer should have considering the OG and the style? It's a saison. Thanks so much for the help.

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Old 07-23-2010, 02:06 PM   #2
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Sorry this is so late but I just tasted this beer last week and I thought it was amazing..And as all homebrewers do we say..Man I wish I could clone this. I got in touch with Dan from Brooklyn Brewery who was really helpful providing the IBU's and the grain bill. I haven't worked out all the specifics yet but I am definitely going to try and make this soon.

Weyerman Pilsner (48%)
GlenEagles Maris Otter(48%)
Crystal 10? (2%) - He did not specify what crystal so I assumed 10 because its so light
IBU’s = 35.
WLP 550 or Wyeast 1214 - Brooklyn uses a house strain Belgain yeast so I figured one of these would be ok.
Sorachi Ace Hops
Dry Hopped with Sorachi Ace
ABV 7.5% - The website shows 6.5% but ratebeer and other sites show 7.5%. The next time I pick one up I'll look.

There is no orange peel, ginger or any spices at all in the beer which I thought was unusual for a saison. Due to the pilsner malt I would assume a 90 minute boild so you may need some extra sparge water to boil down probably 1.5 gallons worth of water depending on your system.

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Old 07-23-2010, 02:14 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help! I ended up going ahead with my clone recipe. Just by guessing, my recipe is kinda close to this. I didn't split the bill between pilsner and maris. I did 80% pilsner 10% wheat and 10% C-20L (% are close but not exact). I used White Labs 565 and it worked well. I used mostly Sorachi Ace hops but I found a package of Citra hops at the store and used some of them too in both the boil and for dry hopping. This is the best beer I've ever made. It's so tasty and thirst quenching. Good thing I made 10 gallons of it. I will definitely be doing this again. Maybe I'll give the grain bill you gave a try. I think the Maris would give it a bit more malt. Thanks!

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Old 05-19-2011, 04:50 PM   #4
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Thanks for your help! I ended up going ahead with my clone recipe. Just by guessing, my recipe is kinda close to this. I didn't split the bill between pilsner and maris. I did 80% pilsner 10% wheat and 10% C-20L (% are close but not exact). I used White Labs 565 and it worked well. I used mostly Sorachi Ace hops but I found a package of Citra hops at the store and used some of them too in both the boil and for dry hopping. This is the best beer I've ever made. It's so tasty and thirst quenching. Good thing I made 10 gallons of it. I will definitely be doing this again. Maybe I'll give the grain bill you gave a try. I think the Maris would give it a bit more malt. Thanks!
Your recipe sounds great, would you happen to know your hop addition times and amounts. I plan on making something close to what you described.


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Old 05-19-2011, 04:53 PM   #5
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Sorry this is so late but I just tasted this beer last week and I thought it was amazing..And as all homebrewers do we say..Man I wish I could clone this. I got in touch with Dan from Brooklyn Brewery who was really helpful providing the IBU's and the grain bill. I haven't worked out all the specifics yet but I am definitely going to try and make this soon.

Weyerman Pilsner (48%)
GlenEagles Maris Otter(48%)
Crystal 10? (2%) - He did not specify what crystal so I assumed 10 because its so light
IBU’s = 35.
WLP 550 or Wyeast 1214 - Brooklyn uses a house strain Belgain yeast so I figured one of these would be ok.
Sorachi Ace Hops
Dry Hopped with Sorachi Ace
ABV 7.5% - The website shows 6.5% but ratebeer and other sites show 7.5%. The next time I pick one up I'll look.

There is no orange peel, ginger or any spices at all in the beer which I thought was unusual for a saison. Due to the pilsner malt I would assume a 90 minute boild so you may need some extra sparge water to boil down probably 1.5 gallons worth of water depending on your system.

Did you end up brewing this recipe, if so how did it turn out and what were your hop addition times and amounts.

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Old 05-19-2011, 06:53 PM   #6
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I haven't brewed it yet but I think I want it to be my next brew. Its only 35 ibu's so I think you can do 1 ounce for the 60 minute addition and then maybe 2 more ounces for dry hop. I'll post it back when I come up with the recipe.

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wade,

I'm at work now, but tonight when I get home I'll look up my hop schedule for my recipe. I just had one of these the other day (since summer is on its way) and it is a fantastic beer. I plan to brew it again very soon.

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Has anyone attempted this recipe yet..it looks very tasty!

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I'm making up a recipe right now that I hope to brew in a few weeks. I will post it as soon as its done. I bought it the other day and noticed it is 7.5% abv but I was going to brew mine to 6-6.5%abv so its a little more drinkable. I paid $12 for a bomber of this so hopefully if I can make a good clone I would definitely be saving some money..lol

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So in the December 2011 issue of BYO, it says the the only fermentables in Brooklyn's Sorachi Ace are pilsner malt and dextrose. Can anyone confirm which recipe is correct? Marries Otter and Crystal 10/20 L would definitely change the flavor profile, so before I try to clone this, I just want to see what the experience has been from you all.

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