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Old 06-14-2010, 05:32 PM   #11
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This is a very tasty beer brewed by Dry Dock in Aurora, Colorado.

http://www.drydockbrewing.com/Recipes/ApricotBlondeAllGrainRecipe/tabid/837/Default.aspx

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Old 06-29-2010, 05:46 PM   #12
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This will be my first all grain batch I'll be making this weekend.

Couple of questions based on what I have available... I don't have access to S04 at the moment without driving about 3 hours. Would Nottingham or Wyeast 1056 work?

I also have 1 lb crystal 20 and 1 lb crystal 40. For a 10 gallon batch, would that throw
off the colour too much? If so, I'll scale back to a 5 gallon batch.

Cheers!

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This will be my first all grain batch I'll be making this weekend.

Couple of questions based on what I have available... I don't have access to S04 at the moment without driving about 3 hours. Would Nottingham or Wyeast 1056 work?

I also have 1 lb crystal 20 and 1 lb crystal 40. For a 10 gallon batch, would that throw
off the colour too much? If so, I'll scale back to a 5 gallon batch.

Cheers!
Dry Dock Brewing recommends WLP002 or Wyeast 1968 London ESB.

As for the crystal, Dry Dock's recipe only calls for 0.5# for 5 gallons. Double that and your golden See link above.
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I tapped a keg of the Dry Dock recipe for a family party on July 4. Big hit. This is a nice, easy-drinking summer beer, with enough complexity from the apricot to make it interesting. It's nowhere near as overpoweringly fruity as a lot of apricot beers.

As for the yeast, I brewed mine with S-04, and it turned out excellent. I'm not a fruit beer guy, but this is a very nice fruit beer. The method (3 lb of puree in primary ferment, flavoring at bottling/kegging) seems like it would lend itself to lots of different fruit, if you were so inclined.

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This is a very tasty beer brewed by Dry Dock in Aurora, Colorado.

http://www.drydockbrewing.com/Recipes/ApricotBlondeAllGrainRecipe/tabid/837/Default.aspx

Hmm... that link isn't valid anymore... Can someone post or PM me the DryDock apricot blonde recipe? (assuming Dry Dock is ok with that....)
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Hmm... that link isn't valid anymore... Can someone post or PM me the DryDock apricot blonde recipe? (assuming Dry Dock is ok with that....)
From what I remember the OP recipe was identical to Dry Docks. That's why I posted the link. I didn't want the OP to take credit for a Dry Dock recipe.

Dry Dock and The Brew Hut gave out most, if not all of their recipes out. The Brew Hut has since pulled the blonde ap off their site. Not sure the reasoning.

One thing with Dry Docks Ap Blonde recipe was that the amount of cascade hops was too much. I knew three people that brewed the extract recipe and it all came out way too hoppy. So I brewed their recipe a while ago. Brought it in for them to try it. We came to the conclusion that the amount of cascade needs to be cut in half. I think it was closer to .25 to .33 oz of cascade.

And be careful with the 4oz. additive. That stuff is potent.
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From what I remember the OP recipe was identical to Dry Docks. That's why I posted the link. I didn't want the OP to take credit for a Dry Dock recipe.

Dry Dock and The Brew Hut gave out most, if not all of their recipes out. The Brew Hut has since pulled the blonde ap off their site. Not sure the reasoning.

One thing with Dry Docks Ap Blonde recipe was that the amount of cascade hops was too much. I knew three people that brewed the extract recipe and it all came out way too hoppy. So I brewed their recipe a while ago. Brought it in for them to try it. We came to the conclusion that the amount of cascade needs to be cut in half. I think it was closer to .25 to .33 oz of cascade.

And be careful with the 4oz. additive. That stuff is potent.

Thanks for the info... I went ahead and brewed it this past weekend. I am going to omit the additive all together and just use the 3lb can of Oregon apricot puree. I also used the full 1oz of Cascade for 60 min and even added an oz of Amarillo for 5 mins... but I am a hophead, so I couldn't imagine it any other way. I've been tweaking a hoppy apricot ale recipe that was similar to Dogfish Head's Aprihop, but after trying the Paragon Apricot Blonde, I decided it was much better to go that way (BIG apricot!) Will let you know how it turns out
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Anyone have updates on this one? I have a friend who wants something similar to Magic Hat #9 for their wedding, and this seems like it might fit the bill. That said, I'm not a fan of fruit extracts/essences, so I'd probably just go with the fruit puree.

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Anyone have updates on this one? I have a friend who wants something similar to Magic Hat #9 for their wedding, and this seems like it might fit the bill. That said, I'm not a fan of fruit extracts/essences, so I'd probably just go with the fruit puree.

Thanks in advance.
I have brewed this a couple of times, omitting the extract and just using the 3 lb can of Oregon Apricot Puree. It has a pretty mild apricot flavor compared to the Dry Dock Paragon Apricot Blonde, but it's still pretty tasty. It's a nice, mild, smooth session type beer. Good for a wedding I say. If you haven't tried Dry Dock's version, it's a must. That thing is amazing... packed full of apricot flavor but still nice and balanced.
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