Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > AHS/MW Fat Tire Clone
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-23-2009, 01:42 AM   #1
llazy_llama
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Posts: 2,885
Liked 79 Times on 28 Posts

Default AHS/MW Fat Tire Clone

So I promised my boss I'd clone him some Fat Tire when he found out I homebrew. He loves the stuff, and has to drive all the way to Wyoming to get it. For some reason, they just don't sell it here in South Dakota.

I'm just wondering if anyone here has had a good experience with the Austin or Midwest extract kits. They both have a clone, and are both darn good sites in my opinion. Any input here would be really helpful, this batch needs to be tasty! Thanks in advance.


__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Catt22 View Post
I would never use a dead mouse in my beer. It's much better to use live ones. You could probably just steep a dead one, but live ones must be mashed. Actually, smashed and mashed would be best.
llazy_llama is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 01:54 AM   #2
sloosky
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 13
Default

I haven't made the AHS clone, YET, but I have heard nothing but great things about it. It's actually their 2nd highest selling recipe kit. I know I'm gonna give it a shot ASAP.


sloosky is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 01:55 AM   #3
boxerbrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 63
Default

I have done the MW kit and a it was a good beer, just did not taste like Fat Tire. I went with the dry yeast as it was summertime and was worried about shipping temp. I'd try the liquid yeast if you go the MW route.
boxerbrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 02:04 AM   #4
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 66,028
Liked 6235 Times on 4442 Posts
Likes Given: 1681

Default

I did the AHS kit, and liked it. But I've never had "Fat Tire" so I don't know if it's a spot on clone or not. It was really good, though!
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 02:28 AM   #5
llazy_llama
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Posts: 2,885
Liked 79 Times on 28 Posts

Default

Thanks for the info. Sounds like I'll be doing the AHS kit here soon.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Catt22 View Post
I would never use a dead mouse in my beer. It's much better to use live ones. You could probably just steep a dead one, but live ones must be mashed. Actually, smashed and mashed would be best.
llazy_llama is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 02:36 AM   #6
Austinhomebrew
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,536
Liked 116 Times on 96 Posts
Likes Given: 91

Default

New Belgium brewery makes Fat Tire ale. Fat Tire is not a Belgian beer. The head brewer says not to use a Belgian yeast. He uses an American yeast. Midwest uses the Belgian yeast in their kit. This will make the beer taste not even close to the original.

This is why I am partial to this kit: http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...oducts_id=1113

Forrest
Austinhomebrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 02:52 AM   #7
llazy_llama
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Posts: 2,885
Liked 79 Times on 28 Posts

Default

You win, Forrest. It's on my brew list for next week. It'll also be my first purchase through your store, so you might just have a recurring customer on your hands.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Catt22 View Post
I would never use a dead mouse in my beer. It's much better to use live ones. You could probably just steep a dead one, but live ones must be mashed. Actually, smashed and mashed would be best.
llazy_llama is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 03:37 AM   #8
planenut
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
planenut's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hanahan, SC (North Charleston)
Posts: 536
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Austinhomebrew View Post
New Belgium brewery makes Fat Tire ale. Fat Tire is not a Belgian beer. The head brewer says not to use a Belgian yeast. He uses an American yeast. Midwest uses the Belgian yeast in their kit. This will make the beer taste not even close to the original.

This is why I am partial to this kit: Austin Homebrew Supply

Forrest
So which do you think is better with your kit, the wyeast american ale or the White labs california ale?
planenut is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 12:26 PM   #9
toddrod
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 235
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

I have brewed the MW and Northern Brewer kits, and to me, I do not consider either one of them a clone. They are no where close to tasting like Fat Tire. They are both good beers though.
toddrod is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 12:45 PM   #10
AnOldUR
fer-men-TAY-shuhn
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
AnOldUR's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 6,816
Liked 764 Times on 558 Posts
Likes Given: 621

Default

Had my first Fat Tire a couple of weeks ago while on a trip to the west coast. Been thinking about brewing some, so did a little research. Here’s a recipe with steeped grains that you might want to try. Brewmasters Wharehouse is good for putting kits together for you with ingredients in the exact amouts you need.

http://www.tastybrew.com/brews/view/19


__________________
Sent from my POS computer because I refuse to own a smartphone!
AnOldUR is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What do you get when you cross a Fat Tire clone and an Arrogant Bastard clone? IrishLass General Beer Discussion 11 06-09-2014 03:56 PM
Spare Tire (Fat Tire clone) ohiobrewtus Home Brewing Photo Forum 15 08-18-2007 03:15 AM
1st AG - Fat Tire Clone evanmars All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 0 03-04-2007 01:17 PM
Fat Tire Clone Please Brewpilot Recipes/Ingredients 4 01-02-2007 09:45 PM
Fat Tire Clone Brewsmith Recipes/Ingredients 118 12-08-2005 10:35 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS