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Old 05-21-2010, 08:00 PM   #21
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I live two blocks from them and smell them brewing daily... Wonderful smell. Wish you luck with this.

 
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Old 05-25-2010, 01:46 PM   #22
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Does anyone else that has brewed this have any more feedback on it?
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:07 PM   #23
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Did not get to brew this weekend. But have the day off today so I am just started. So far so good!!

 
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:52 PM   #24
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I brewed this with one big change. I left out the corn and added 2# of caramel wheat (I have a ton of it). Of course it came in darker than the original recipe. Mine has an SRM of 17.

I have had this in the keg about 10 days and I already love this stuff! Hard for me to say if it tastes anything like the real thing. Living out west I have only tried this beer once on a trip through Philly.

 
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:36 PM   #25
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I am give this a try this week end and mash a 153 for 60min and see how it turns out.

Batch Size: 5.500 gal
Boil Size: 6.394 gal
Boil Time: 60min
Efficiency: 70%
OG: 1.051
FG: 1.016
ABV: 4.5%
Bitterness: 19.3 IBUs (Tinseth)
Color: 9 SRM (Mosher)

Fermentables
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Name Type Amount Mashed Late Yield Color
Corn, Flaked Grain 2.000 lb Yes No 80% 1 L
Pale Malt (2 Row) US Grain 8.000 lb Yes No 79% 2 L
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 120L Grain 8.000 oz Yes No 72% 120 L
Carafoam Grain 8.000 oz Yes No 72% 2 L

Hops
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Name Alpha Amount Use Time Form IBU
Cascade 6.2% 0.500 oz Boil 30.000 min Pellet 7.7
Cluster 7.2% 0.500 oz Boil 1.000 hr Pellet 11.6

Yeast
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Name Type Form Amount Stage
Wyeast - California Lager Lager Liquid 0.528 cup Primary

Just transferred to secondary. FG was at 1.012 so its at 5.0 ABV and the hydro sample definitely had a distinct Yeungling flavor. Was surprisingly clean tasting already.

 
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:01 AM   #26
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As an update, I am brewing this again right now with a few of the changes that have been discussed. Using 1/2 oz each of Cluster and Cascade like I wanted the first go round. Also went to 1/2# of Crystal 150. Wort looks a bit dark in the kettle, but we'll see what happens. LHBS doesn't carry 120, so that's what I went with. Updates in a month or so. Oh, I also knocked the corn down to 2# and mashed around 151. Cheers!
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:31 AM   #27
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I brewed this as my frist all grain, put a whole house water filter in and used my city water for the frist time, no more bottled water. I brewed an all grain each week, all five taste like chewing on a tea bag at the end. I'm letting them sit and see if time helps. Went back to bottled water I will try it again later, sent a water sample to ward laboratories and see what I have to start with. Welcome to AG

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Old 07-05-2010, 03:05 PM   #28
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Had this on tap for the forth it is just plain good. One of the best I have made. Everyone loved it

 
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:42 PM   #29
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What are your thoughts on using all Cluster hops? I'd like to be able to buy 1 oz of 1 type of hop. I'm thinking .5oz at 60 and .5oz at 30 for 22.5 IBUs (at 7.0%).

I'm also thinking of using a Cali Ale yeast, since I can't lager.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:01 PM   #30
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What are your thoughts on using all Cluster hops? I'd like to be able to buy 1 oz of 1 type of hop. I'm thinking .5oz at 60 and .5oz at 30 for 22.5 IBUs (at 7.0%).

I'm also thinking of using a Cali Ale yeast, since I can't lager.
I'd say give it a shot. I never expected to get exactly the recipe, just used it as a guide. It's just a nice light drinking beer with a nice amber color and just enough hop bitterness for balance. 22.5 IBUs sounds good to me.

As an asside, attempt #2 is still in the primary. It will probably get kegged tomorrow before I leave for vacation so I can come home to 6 carbed kegs! Very nice...
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