Fat Tire Clone
Extract: 7 lbs. Extra Pale LME (60 Min.)
Grains: 3 oz. Biscuit Malt
1/2 lb. Crystal 90L
1/3 lb. Victory Malt
6 oz. Munich Malt
Hops: 60 Min. - 3/4 oz. Northern Brewer (4.95 AAU, 9.88 IBU)
15 Min. - 1/2 oz. Hersbrucker (1.65 AAU, 1.63 IBU)
05 Min. - 1/4 oz. Willamette (0.95 AAU, 0.38 IBU)
Yeast: Wyeast Fat Tire Yeast
Priming Sugar: 4.5 oz. corn sugar/glucose
IBUs: 12.46???? --- 28????
- This was a partial boil of 2.5 gal. and 2.75 gal. top up water.
- Steeped all specialty grains in a muslin bag at 155° F. for 15 min.
- Raised temp to boiling and added extract.
- Added hops according to above schedule.
- Chilled in ice bath to 78° F. in about 20 Min.
- Added to primary fermenter and toped up to 5.25 gal. (with boiled and chilled water)
- Stirred vigorously to mix and aerate wort for 3 min.
- Took O.G. reading
- Pitched yeast
- Stirred vigorously 1 Min.
-Measured F.G. of 1.016.
-Racked to glass carboy.
-Boiled priming sugar in 2 cups water for 10 min.
-Added priming sugar/water to bottling bucket
-Racked cider from carboy to bottling bucket, pausing occasionally to gently stir cider and priming sugar.
-Bottled in 5- - 12 oz. bottles.
-Put one bottle in fridge two days ago, and tried it today.
-It had a slight poof when opened, but is flat.
-It's overly sweet, with an overly bitter finish.
-Chilled 1 bottle in freezer for 15 min. and opened it.
-It's finally cabbed, but still too sweet/malty. The bitterness is probably in the correct range now.
Thanks for the recipe. It's SWMBO's favorite and I've been meaning to look for the clone. How she will worship the ground I walk on! Gratsi!
I have a similar recipie in the bottles waiting now. I did not use hersbrucker but used the other two.
I used a dry yeast and it sat in the primary for 3 weeks than to bottles. About 2 more weeks and I can tell you how it came out.
How did it turn out? Was it anything like Fat Tire?
Turend out great. I havent had a Fat Tire in a while but it was very good beer.
I know this is a dead thread but, has any one kegged and force carbed this? I am using the BYO recipe from the BYO mag from last summer....Will be brewing this weekend.
Well I brewed and served my clone (from BYO) next to a glass that was poured from a bottle of New Belgium's Fat Tire, and my 2 tasters could not pick out which was which, they guessed my homebrew was the commercial beer. NIIIICCCCEEEEE
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