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Old 01-13-2012, 09:23 PM   #11
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10% seems like alot of Carapils to me. I am trying to brew a Founders Centennial clone this weekend and I am trying to figure out an appropriate malt bill. Anyone tried this malt bill with any success or other suggestions?
FWIW this is an email I got from founders almost 2 years ago now when I asked about centennial ipa...


Hi Todd,

Well of course we are flattered that you enjoy our beer enough to make one at home. Thanks for supporting us and enjoying IPA. It’s a pretty basic recipe (as most good beers are) but of course there is only so much info I can give you before getting into trouble. Our target OG is around 16.5 plato and IBUs around 65. We are shooting for a 7.2% ABV and that finishes around 3.5 plato tg. We use a domestic base malt at around 60% and a UK base malt at around 15%. We love Cpils at founders and use around 10% in this one. Throw in some Munich and medium crystals for color and viola. We hop with Magnum in the bittering charge and Centennial the rest of the way. Of course we dry hop profusely near the end of primary fermentation too. Use a healthy neutral yeast strain as it is the most important ingredient. I hope that helps and you are pleased with the outcome. Thanks again for supporting Founders!

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Old 01-14-2012, 02:58 AM   #12
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FWIW this is an email I got from founders almost 2 years ago now when I asked about centennial ipa...


Hi Todd,

Well of course we are flattered that you enjoy our beer enough to make one at home. Thanks for supporting us and enjoying IPA. It’s a pretty basic recipe (as most good beers are) but of course there is only so much info I can give you before getting into trouble. Our target OG is around 16.5 plato and IBUs around 65. We are shooting for a 7.2% ABV and that finishes around 3.5 plato tg. We use a domestic base malt at around 60% and a UK base malt at around 15%. We love Cpils at founders and use around 10% in this one. Throw in some Munich and medium crystals for color and viola. We hop with Magnum in the bittering charge and Centennial the rest of the way. Of course we dry hop profusely near the end of primary fermentation too. Use a healthy neutral yeast strain as it is the most important ingredient. I hope that helps and you are pleased with the outcome. Thanks again for supporting Founders!

Cheers,
Alec Mull
Director of Operations
Founders Brewing Company
616-776-2186
alec@foundersbrewing.com
Alright I'm going for it! The responses were both consistent so I'm going to brew one up this weekend.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:41 AM   #13
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How did this recipe go? Good clone?

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Old 02-17-2012, 09:56 AM   #14
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Very good clone!

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Old 02-20-2012, 07:04 PM   #15
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Could someone who has made a great beer with this turn it into a straightforward recipe for a 5 gal. Ag batch? Thanks

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Old 03-05-2012, 02:16 PM   #16
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Very good clone!
Could you share your recipe and hop schedule?
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:55 AM   #17
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I'd love to see what you ended up going with, too

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Old 04-11-2012, 09:23 PM   #18
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love founders great place to grab a beer, but gotta say Two Hearted > Centenial.

I just wish Bells had a better Brewpub. just don't care for it there.

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Old 08-12-2012, 12:38 AM   #19
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Just the opposite for me; Founders is much more complex on the tastebuds than Two Hearted. I'm going to try attempting a clone of this one...after I brew twenty gallons of DFH 60 starting tomorrow morning.

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Just the opposite for me; Founders is much more complex on the tastebuds than Two Hearted. I'm going to try attempting a clone of this one...after I brew twenty gallons of DFH 60 starting tomorrow morning.
Did you ever attempt your Centennial Clone? I'd be very interested to hear how it went and what specific recipe you used.

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