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Old 09-16-2006, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default Need some help perfecting my clone

Its a Mirror Pond clone. heres the original post and recipe.


Its drinking time and last night a did a taste test with the real MP and my clone side by side. The results, mines too bitter. Well I can fix that easily enough but the real problem is the real MP is a lot more complex in flavors. I'm not a noob at drinking beer but I am at trying to explain the flavors so bare with me. Its got several fruity flavors that I can't explain. At first I said they were malty but I don't think thats the case. I think they might be from the hops.

Is there a specific hop that might give these flavors more than another. I used all Cascades and over hopped because I didn't adjust for the fact that I used pellets instead of whole.

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Old 09-16-2006, 02:44 PM   #2
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The cascades normally give me a nice grapefruit character if that's what you mean by fruity. You could try shifting some of your bittering dosage to your flavor/aroma dose.

If by fruity you mean more apple-y, then I'd say try a more estery yeast.

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I would try a different yeast strain.
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I find that Mirror pond has a complex-ish malty after-taste included with the hoppy-grapefruit-ish taste at the end...I'm going to add a bit of Victory Malt next time...
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Flyin' Hornet Pale Ale(Mirror Pond clone);Oktoberfest Ale
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