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Old 05-14-2010, 05:12 AM   #1
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Default Extract - Sweet Water 420 Clone

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Nottingham
Yeast Starter: No
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: No
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.050
Final Gravity: 1.011
IBU: 24
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: Pale Amber
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 3
Additional Fermentation: Bottle Conditioned
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 2
Tasting Notes: Best if let get cold for 2 days in fridge.........

Sweet Water 420 Clone

Light Malt Extract 7.8 lb

Steeping Grains:
1) Light Munich
2) Vienna
3) Cara Aroma

Hops:

Target 2oz - Bittering Hop
Cascade 1oz - Flavor Hop
Cascade 1oz - Aroma Hop

Brewing:

Heat Up 4 Gallons of water to about 155 to 160 then add steeping grains in bag to water. Works best to they the grain bag off on the pot handle so they stay middle ways in water. Steep time = 30 minutes. Remove from heat and save grain for animals or something don't waste it. Take a sniff cause its smells awesome. Add in extract & mix well as you go. Once mixed place back on heat and bring to boil. Once you have rolling boil begin timer on 60 minute boil and as bittering hop in hop bag and let it dance in the boil. With 15 minutes left add flavor hop in hop bag and at 7 to 5 minutes left add the aroma hop in hop bag.

Cool Down & Ferment:

While waiting for wort to cool pull yeast out of fridge. Yeast should be out of fridge at least 1 hr prior to pitching. Cool Down to at least 70 degrees. Pour Wort into primary ensuring to let it splash good. It will foam up a lot. Next stir until nice whirlpool action. Pitch dry yeast by sprinkling over top of the whirlpooling wort. Pop on top with airlock and let her go. Should have bubbles in airlock with in 5 to 8 hours.

Fermentation Temp -> 62 to 65 degrees. Nothing over 68. 28 days or until SG readings are stable for 3 days. (20 days in primary and 8 in secondary)

Bottle & Conditioning: Bottle as normal 5 oz of corn sugar with 3/4 cup of water boiled for 5 minutes. Put into bottling bucket and auto syphon wort on top.

Let condition in bottle for 1 week. Place one in fridge and give her a taste. Should have carbonation but might be still little green and bit on low carbonation side. If so let her sit another week and repeat process. If after second week you still think she could use some more conditioning repeat process again. After 3 weeks you should be saying damn this might be better than the real thing.

WL Cali will work for yeast too if you like.

Jay

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Old 05-14-2010, 05:14 AM   #2
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Not sure how to change the type to extract but this is extract version. I do not have AG.

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Old 05-20-2010, 08:28 PM   #3
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I'm not seeing a quantity for the steeping grains. Care to enlighten?

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I'm not seeing a quantity for the steeping grains. Care to enlighten?
I am curious about this too. sounds good, but would like to know the full recipe details!
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:03 PM   #5
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Sorry I'll hit you with that information and I'll post a AG version as well.

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very cool...looking forward to it!

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So I drank a little HB last night and forgot to upload that information. I teach tonight so it will be tomorrow evening. Sorry

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no biggie, who hasn't had that experience before!

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Howdy,
I'll start off with an apology as I am very new to this, but very eager to learn.

I've always wanted to get started in HB'ing and finally got my first 'kit' for Xmas. I'm going to run through the motions with the canned flavors/ingredients that came with the kit (just to get the process and technique down), but already have my sights set on a 420 clone recepie! I've always had a 1/2 barrel of 420 in the kegerator (live in Georgia), and want to give this recepie a shot.

This is what I have in my arsenal:
6.5 gallon fermenter with lid
6.5 gallon bottling bucket with spigot
3 piece airlock
One-step sanitizer
Siphon Unit (Racking Cane, 4 ft. Hose & Springless Bottle Filler)
Crystal Thermometer
Bucket Clip
Quality Bottle Capper
Triple Scale Hydrometer
Bottle Brush
"Home Beer Making" Book
21" Spoon
Fermtech Auto-Siphon
5 Gallon stainless steel pot
Bottles

As I am still doing my homework though, I see most everything posted except for the follow-up on the steeping grains quantities? As I prepare, it also looks like I could use a secondary (any suggestions?). Do you use gelatin in your secondary, or just the process to clear before bottling?

I've been reading up on the info from Mutilated1's 'Coldwater' post: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/cold...ale-ale-48353/ which is what I tracked back to here.
Thanks so much in advance!

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and I'll post a AG version as well.
For an all-grain 420 clone, you should check out Maris Otter pale ale malt. There's no equivalent in extract, but it's makes up pretty much the entire grain bill for 420. I just did a smash brew with just maris otter and amarillo hops and it tastes spot on. Give it a try when you get to trying out all-grain.
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