Originally Posted by swstim
I brewed a Hopalicious clone yesterday using DuffMantt's advice. I "only" did 8 hop addditions.
Recipe is below. I'll report back in a few weeks and let you know how it went!
Batch Size: 5.25 gal
OG: 1.059 SG
Color: 6.6 SRM
IBU: 36.8 IBUs
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Mash: 152 for 60 Minutes
7.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
3.50 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Victory Malt (25.0 SRM)
0.50 oz Cascade [6.20 %] - Boil 60.0 min
0.50 oz Cascade [6.20 %] - Boil 30.0 min
0.50 oz Cascade [6.20 %] - Boil 20.0 min
0.50 oz Cascade [6.20 %] - Boil 15.0 min
0.50 oz Cascade [6.20 %] - Boil 10.0 min
0.50 oz Cascade [6.20 %] - Boil 5.0 min
1.00 oz Cascade [6.20 %] - Boil 1.0 min
1.0 pkg American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) (1L starter)
1.00 oz Cascade [6.20 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days
I brewed this a couple of months ago. I followed pretty much the exact same recipe. My OG was 1.052 in about 5.5 gal.
Fermented at 71 deg with 1056 but I hit a FG of 1.004 so pretty low, I always seem to go lower than the FG I want and can't figure out why.
I racked to secondary for a week to dry hop, cold crashed and added gelatin. Then bottled for 3 weeks.
Tasted the first bottle tonight and the color is very good. A slight hazy golden color, not as amber as ale asylum based on the pictures. I moved away from Madison a year ago and can't remember exactly the beer color.
Taste is a little off to me. Not bad, just not as hoppy as I remember. I don't know how, since the hop additions are crazy. But I wonder if my high attenuation is a cause of this?
Anyways, its pretty good and I'm happy with the results. I suspect I won't get hop appearance as the bottles age. So going back I might up the hops a tiny bit and maybe dry hop with 2 oz.
Thanks so much for the recipe. I think this is one I would love to try again and it brings me back to the Madison days, which ain't always bad