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Joshaw50 06-09-2011 02:31 AM

Boulevard Smokestack Series Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale Clone
 
Boulevard Smokestack Series Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale Clone
Type: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Description taken from Boulevard Website:

SRM: 6 or EBC:12
IBUs: 38
OG: 1.071
FG: 1.010
ABV: 8%


70% Efficiency

0.66 lb Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Adjunct 4.04 %
10.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) Bel (3.0 SRM) Grain 64.34 %
4.50 lb Wheat Malt, Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 27.57 %
0.66 lb Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) Grain 4.04 %
0.66 oz Falconer's Flight (Magnum alt) [10.50 %] (60 min) Hops 18.6 IBU
0.66 oz Falconer's Flight (Simcoe alt) [10.50 %] (20 min) Hops 11.3 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial (Amarillo alt) [8.70 %] (15 min) Hops 5.8 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo [8.70 %] (Dry Hop 14 days) Hops - 0 IBU
1 Pkgs American Farmhouse Blend (Platinum Series) (White Lab #670) Yeast-Ale

Est Original Gravity: 1.077 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.077 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.022 SG
Measured Final Gravity: 1.022 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.17 %
Actual Alcohol by Vol: 7.20 %
Bitterness: 35.7 IBU
Calories: 355 cal/pint
Est Color: 6.1 SRM

A few comments:

Boulevard's Website states they use Simcoe, Magnum, and Amarillo.
I used other citrus/floral hops because that's what I had in my refrigerator.
It has also been suggested to increase the % of corn and reduce the percentage of Wheat in the grain bill

Alternate Option for Yeast - French Saison

Hops suggestions (taken from Head Brewmaster at Boulevard) -

Bitter - Magnum
Flavor - Touch of Simcoe
Finish - Amarillo
Dry Hop - 1 ounce Amarillo

Big10Seaner 06-09-2011 02:38 AM

That looks tasty, I might have to try to pick up one if those!

jd3 06-09-2011 05:38 AM

I had this brew for the first time today, and must say I was very happy with it. Very much worth giving it a try. Essentially the only Farmhouse ale/saison type beer I can find in stores around here.

dwarven_stout 06-09-2011 05:42 AM

Looks tasty. Amarillo is my favorite American hop for a saison, and I know Boulevard uses a fair amount of them. Have you tried the Saison Brett? I've cloned that one with good success.

emjay 06-09-2011 05:59 AM

Nice, I have literally everything I need to make this... wasn't totally sure what I wanted to do with my WLP 670 :)

Joshaw50 06-09-2011 01:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dwarven_stout (Post 2992069)
Looks tasty. Amarillo is my favorite American hop for a saison, and I know Boulevard uses a fair amount of them. Have you tried the Saison Brett? I've cloned that one with good success.

I have not tried the Saison Brett but I've heard much about it.
Do you mind sending me the recipe via PM or posting it here?
I'm planning a brew day for this weekend and may give this one a try.

I had planned for a Cream ale but maybe i'll just do both!

Thanks,

Joshaw50 06-09-2011 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emjay (Post 2992087)
Nice, I have literally everything I need to make this... wasn't totally sure what I wanted to do with my WLP 670 :)

I was very pleased with the WLP 670 and I may even pick up another or harvest the yeast from the Tank 7 batch.

I got great fermentation out of it during the first 72 hours for a higher ABV beer.

I went and checked on it last night and 15 days later it's still bubbling every now and then. My last Gravity Reading was 1.020, raising the ABV to about 7.5%.

dwarven_stout 06-10-2011 10:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joshaw50 (Post 2992419)
I have not tried the Saison Brett but I've heard much about it.
Do you mind sending me the recipe via PM or posting it here?
I'm planning a brew day for this weekend and may give this one a try.

I had planned for a Cream ale but maybe i'll just do both!

Thanks,

Well, I just used a standard saison recipe, and pitched dregs from a Saison Brett in primary along with Wyeast 3724. If you can't get the actual Saison Brett, I bet you could get a good result with the recipe you have above, pitching 3724 to start and pitching a Wyeast Brett C. a couple days later.

Joshaw50 06-18-2011 12:00 AM

Wow!!! I just took a sample after 3 weeks in the primary. The 3rd week was dry hopped with 1 ounce Amarillo Loose Leaf. It's very nice and flavorful. The American Farmhouse Yeast has done a fantastic job. OG was 1.077, FG reading was 1.013 with temperature adjustment for 8.37% ABV. I'm gonna let it dry hop one more week before bottling. For those considering trying this recipe, I definitely recommend it. I've got a Tank House 7 sitting next to it and sampling both. I must say it's remarkably similiar. I didn't expect much since I made the recipe up myself from scratch but so far so good. I've still got a bit of cloudiness in mine when comparing the srm but I also just transferred so i'm sure it would settle out if a left it sit for a day or two.

My first clone attempt was Bloulevard American Wheat. This one I was off a bit because I think the WLP320 American Hefeweisen wasn't the correct yeast choice. I think I should have used the chico strain to get the pale golden, less wit flavor. This one turned out too much like a belgian wit. I will be trying to brew this a 2nd time since the first one is all gone. I will use the US-05 or WLP001 to see how it does.

I have a photo comparing the two but don't know how to attach it.

Big10Seaner 07-01-2011 04:39 AM

Just picked up a bottle of tank 7, planning on trying it tomorrow. If I like it I'll be cloning it as well.


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