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jackson_d 11-22-2009 07:02 PM

Furious Clone?
I wanted so badly to brew me some Furious since its hard to find in Chicago, especially in bottles. Compared a bunch of recipes and ended up with this one. Since I cant get it in bottles and its off tap now in the city, I cant really remember exactly how it tastes or compares to what I ended up with. Either way this is a damn tasty beer. Little too tipsy while mashing and prob didnt stir well enuff so i only hit 67% eff. Generally end up with 75% or better :(. After being in the keg two weeks, its great, but a lower mash temp or corn sugar to dry it out just a bit more would be nice.. Also I like my beers BITTER! so maybe an extra .5oz at 60 min would be nice.. Some the recipes I found called for double the bittering hop, but I chose to do it this way. Will prob up the 60min addition next time.. Also just a note- I did not compare OG or ABV or IBU with Surly's website, I just brewed that damn thang! Enjoy!


Furious Clone 10G
American IPA

Type: All Grain
Date: 10/24/2009
Batch Size: 10.00 gal
Brewer: Jackson
Boil Size: 11.5 gal Asst Brewer: Deez Nuts
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My Equipment
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 67.00
Taste Notes: very nice! maybe 1# honey or corn sugar per 10G to dry it out a bit-11/19. maybe .5-1oz more 60 min hop


Amount Item Type % or IBU
22.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 89.80 %
2.00 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 8.16 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 2.04 %
2.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops -
2.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops -
2.00 oz Warrior [15.00 %] (60 min) Hops 53.7 IBU
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (20 min) Hops 14.1 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (20 min) Hops 9.2 IBU
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (15 min) Hops 11.5 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (15 min) Hops 7.5 IBU
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (10 min) Hops 8.4 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (10 min) Hops 5.5 IBU
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (5 min) Hops 4.6 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (5 min) Hops 3.0 IBU
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (0 min) Hops -
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (0 min) Hops -
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
2 Pkgs British Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1335) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.059 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.060 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.015 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.011 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.86 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 6.39 %
Bitterness: 117.6 IBU Calories: 267 cal/pint
Est Color: 6.9 SRM Color: Color

Mash Profile

Mash Name: My Mash Total Grain Weight: 24.50 lb
Sparge Water: 8.28 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE Mash PH: 5.4 PH

My Mash Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Step Add 30.63 qt of water at 163.7 F 152.0 F

Mash 152 60 min

jackson_d 12-01-2009 12:33 AM

UPDATE 11/30

Was at a good friend's wedding this weekend. Bottled a few and took them with me. A few of my guys have access to a neighborhood bar that has the Furious on tap regularly. They said the beer is very close, but they think Furious is a little more bitter. so +1 for a little more Warrior at 60min. One my guys said he thought this recipe was better, becuase you could drink 5 or 6 without getting too bitter in your gut. All the 20-0 min hop additions have nice flavor and aroma. Next time I'll prob bitter with 2.5oz Warrior at 60 min and make that my only change to the recipe..

HarkinBanks 12-01-2009 03:50 AM

Looks pretty similar to the recipe that Midwest sells, which I have brewed and is fantastic. I keep it in the line-up at all times. They use Ahtanum in the dry hop, along with Amarillo and Simcoe. You may want to change your water profile if you want to add a little more bitterness. Furious is one of my favorite IPAs, amazing aroma, especially on tap. I had it a few weeks ago in Oak Park.

jackson_d 12-01-2009 04:07 AM

I have seen the Anthanum dry hop addition. Honestly I think I just forgot to do it on this brew. Will prob also try that next time. As for water profiles- as naive as I may sound, I dont mess with those. I just use the tap water. Will prob one day get into messing with the water, but havent gotten there just yet.

HarkinBanks 12-01-2009 04:20 AM

Water is definitely worth looking into, at least to see what your tap water can brew. My Philly tap water would never be able to brew an IPA without modification.

sonetlumiere85 12-05-2009 04:32 PM

Northern Brewer just debuted "Shirley Furioso", and the recipe seems solid, especially since they have a great relationship with Surly, being in the same city and all..

jackson_d 12-06-2009 10:42 PM

Well, ever learning am I when it comes to the brewing. I was at the bar this weekend that serves furious. It is indeed almost exactly the same recipe as posted above. Def add the Anthanum dry hop. I am not sure about the extra bittering... Surly says they use McCallan malt to brew this beer. That may have to do with the slight diff in taste. Also, it is def darker that what the above recipe produces. Not sure if it needs more crystal, prob just needs darker crystal... 12/6

MachineShopBrewing 12-09-2009 03:09 AM

Surly uses the city water supply for Brooklyn Center, MN in the furious. They also use Golden Promise as the base malt.

sonetlumiere85 12-12-2009 02:01 AM


permo 01-17-2010 02:35 AM

I think you may have missed the bus a little on your clone. THe base malt is not a pale malt but is golden promise. I don't taste much else except maybe a little crystal/caremel malt. I am drinking one right now, and the driving force is no doubt simcoe. I think if you did a simcoe/golden promise smash you would be close. Mash at 153-154 with OG 1.065-1.0658 I also think that they mash this one at a little higher temp, I think the FG is 1.015 to 1.020.....on the higher end of the spectrum for IPA. US-05 or Nottingham fermented at the appropriate temperatures.

This is certainly a very good IPA, a little out of the ordinary but fantastic. Minneapolis St Paul makes some seriously good beer.

Throw Surly Furious and Summit Horizon Red Ale on the short list of amber hoppy delicious beers.

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