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Old 11-28-2009, 08:26 PM   #1
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I recently tried the Sculpin IPA from Ballast point, and it was really good, but much different from I'm used to. I'd like to try brewing a clone, but the flavors are so different that I'm having trouble figuring out where to start. I think I taste some Sorachi Ace hops, but beyond that I'm not really sure how to approach this one. Anyone have a good clone recipe?



 
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:15 PM   #2
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Here is the homebrew recipe that the commercial beer was based on: http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/2318272#2318703 it will send you in the right direction anyway.


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Old 11-30-2009, 10:21 PM   #3
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Thanks! I think I'll try this next week.

 
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:22 PM   #4
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Let me know how it turns out. The recipe looks pretty heavy on the crystal to me, which is surprising because Sculpin is pretty dry.
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:57 PM   #5
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Did this recipe ever turn out? I want to brew this if it is anything like the original.

 
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:50 AM   #6
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I've made several variations of this recipe, and while very tasty, I haven't made a perfect clone just yet. The grain bill seems to be perfect as is, but the hops and fermentation temps have been tricky to get right. I changed the hops schedule a little, splitting the 30 min addition into two additions at 20 and 15. I added some sorachi ace to the 20 min addition and to the dry-hopping. I also ran out of tommahawk on the last batch, so I used chinook instead. The best result so far was fermented at 70* and dry hopped for 12 days. I also think safale US-05 comes closer to the commercial flavor profile than the WLP001. I know a lot of people say WLP001, wyeast 1056, and US-05 are all the same, but after many tests I can taste a difference.

 
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:49 AM   #7
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I have the exact recipe from ballast point if u want it message me and ill send it to u cheers

 
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:23 PM   #8
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The beer has changed a little over the years, but I don't think it has anything to do with the recipe changing. I think it's a difference in hop crops. It used to have a strong stonefruit and tropical fruit character with some citrus. Peach, mango, and tangerine. Now it's more like other IPAs with citrus bring at the forefront. Still amazing, just different. Just shows that while the ingredients may be inconsistent, as long as you have a solid recipe you will make a quality beer.

 
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:29 PM   #9
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I just whent about a week ago and filled up my GALLON growler with the beautiful stuff and just added the recipe up check it out

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/ball...in-ipa-228765/

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:42 PM   #10
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I know this is an old conversation, but I wanted to post the following Hop information. This was provided to me by Ballast Point on Monday. No, they did not provide a hop schedule, just the list.

Mash hops: Simcoe
Boil: CTZ, Chinook, Cascade, Northern Brewer, Centennial, Galena, Amarillo
Dry Hop: Amarillo & Simcoe



 
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