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Old 11-11-2014, 07:21 PM   #1
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Default Beard Mountain Winter Ale - Cold Mountain Clone

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: California Ale Yeast - WLP001
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.048
Final Gravity: 1.010
IBU: ~30
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: ~9.8 SRM
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7-10 days @ 68-70 F
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14-20 days @ 68-70
Tasting Notes: A nice, simple brown ale with cinnamon/hazelnut for spices.

- 9 lbs Pale 2-row
- 1 lb Vienna
- 0.5 lbs Special B

- 1 oz Perle @ 10 mins
- 1 oz of Tettnang @ 55 mins

- 2 cinnamon sticks (crushed up) @ 50 mins
- Whirlfloc tablet or Irish Moss @ 50 mins (optional)
- ~2 tablespoons of Hazelnut extract at Kegging/Bottling

- Boil size ~ 6.4-gals
- Mash @ 152 F for 60 mins
- Strike temp ~165 F

This is my take on the Cold Mountain Winter Ale from Highland Brewing Co. in Asheville, NC. I converted this from an extract recipe I got at a HBS in Asheville a while back. Very simple grain bill, easy on the hops, not too much spice and an ABV of around 5%. When I brewed the extract version, the guy at HBS said Highland's recipe varied per year and at the time recommended I try using almond extract vs. hazelnut. It turned out great but now I'm curious of how the hazelnut will turn out. I just brewed this up last night so I will provide updates as I go. Any critiques or recommendations are encouraged. Enjoy!

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I've been trying to get a clone recipe for years. I hope this turns out good for you. I get a 1/6 barrel of Cold Mtn every year for our Ugly Sweater party and it is always a hit! It is noticeable that the spices are changed up a bit every year but I haven't gotten a keg I didn't like yet. This will be our 3rd year as we ordered the keg yesterday! let us know what it turns our like!!!

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Thanks. Been looking for this.

Going to give it a shot.

I've only had Cold Mountain once, last year, and it was great. There was a noticeable hazelnut taste, so this should be very good.

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Just kegged this up tonight. So far it tastes spot on with the hazelnut. My OG was 1.048 and I ended up at 1.008 so the abv is about 5.25%. The color also came pretty great. Can't wait to do a side-by-side taste test with actual cold mountain when this is carbed up.

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This Years Cold Mtn is Amazing!

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This Years Cold Mtn is Amazing!
We live up outside of Chicago now so I placed an order through Bruisin' Ales in Asheville. We got 12 bombers ready to be consumed!
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