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Old 03-17-2011, 02:42 AM   #11
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Hey Recycle Guy, I think your extract conversion would be right on. As for the Magnum pellets, I think the conversion is -10% for pellets, so around .35 oz at 60 min. Please let me know how this turns out if you do it. I never actually brewed this beer-got too busy doing other beers, but I plan to try this for the spring.

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p.s. If you really want some whole Magnum, hopsdirect out your way has them on the cheap: http://www.hopsdirect.com/store/domestic-leaf-hops.html


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Old 04-12-2011, 03:42 AM   #12
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I was hoping to brew the Twilight Ale as well, but I was wondering if I could use an extra pale LME from AHS instead of the Pilsen. If so, would anyone be able to offer a converted recipe for an extract and/or a partial mash for this brew? Also, would you need to add any base grain or change the amount of specialty grain?

Thanks for any help and looking forward to a nice summer ale!


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Old 04-12-2011, 01:33 PM   #13
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I was hoping to brew the Twilight Ale as well, but I was wondering if I could use an extra pale LME from AHS instead of the Pilsen. If so, would anyone be able to offer a converted recipe for an extract and/or a partial mash for this brew? Also, would you need to add any base grain or change the amount of specialty grain?

Thanks for any help and looking forward to a nice summer ale!
Yes, extra pale extract would work fine. My opinion is that DME works better than LME in lighter gravity recipes. DME seems to attenuate better and leaves a drier, cleaner end product. So, I would use dry malt extract if you have the option. See the extract conversion from page 1 of this thread, and you should be good to go.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:51 PM   #14
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Just wanted to post an update on the extract conversion. I bottled my first attempt yesterday, and took a little taste test - it was awesome! It certainly will be a great refreshing summer beer. Twilight isn't fresh enough on my mind to say it is cloned, but it should be ready right around the time Deschutes releases it - perfect timing for a side-by-side. I tweaked the recipe a little from the one I posted before, here it is:

================================================== ==============================
Batch Size: 5.000 gal
Boil Size: 3.000 gal
Boil Time: 1.000 hr
OG: 1.055
FG: 1.015
ABV: 5.3%
Bitterness: 30.0 IBUs (Tinseth)
Color: 5 SRM (Morey)

Fermentables
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Pilsen Dry Extract Extract 6.000 lb
Cara-Pils/Dextrine Grain 8.000 oz
Carastan 30-37 Grain 8.000 oz

Hops
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Magnum 12.1% 0.750 oz Boil 1.000 hr Pellet 19.2
Cascade 5.5% 0.500 oz Boil 30.000 min Pellet 4.5
Tettnang 4.8% 0.500 oz Boil 15.000 min Pellet 2.5
Amarillo 10.2% 1.000 oz Boil 5.000 min Leaf 3.9
Amarillo 10.2% 1.000 oz Dry Hop 7.000 day Leaf 0.0

Yeast
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Wyeast - London Ale III Ale Liquid 0.528 cup Primary

I spaced it and missed the IBUs (should be 35), but I think it should taste pretty darn close, based on my memory of last summer's Twilight.
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:12 PM   #15
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I kegged mine 2 weeks ago and it turned out great. Perfect for summer. I did not have the actual brew to compare but from my memory, this recipe is spot on. Only problem, it is already gone and summer has not arrived.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:48 AM   #16
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In case any one is interested still. I found the exact ingredients Deschutes uses for the Twilight Ale on their website. The only problem is that they don't give the exact weights, measurements, times or temps.

http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/reci...ight-ale-clone

Let the experimenting begin.

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Thanks for the link, I am proud to say I got pretty darned close, just did not guess the Northern Brewer. I am finally going to brew this in the next week!

From Deschutes:
A Summer Thirst Quencher
Twilight Summer Ale
SPECIFICS
Recipe type: All grain
Batch size: 5 U.S. gallons
Original gravity: 1.046-1.054
Final gravity: 1.011-1.017
Boil time: 90 minutes
Fermentation temp: 65° F
Yeast type: English Ale
MALT
NW 2-row Pale Malt
Carastan Malt
Dextrin Malt
HOPS
Cascade
Tettnanger
Amarillo
Northern Brewer

------------------------My version--------------------

Twilight Ale Clone
Original Gravity: 1.051
Terminal Gravity: 1.012
Color: 6.89
Alcohol: 5.0%
Bitterness: 35 IBU

Ingredients:
9.5 lb 2-Row Brewers Malt
0.5 lb CarapilsŪ/CarafoamŪ
0.5 lb Carastan 30-37
.4 oz Magnum (14.5%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
.4 oz Cascade (7.2%) - added during boil, boiled 30 min
.5 oz Tettnanger (4.5%) - added during boil, boiled 15 min (Whirlfloc)
1 oz Amarillo (9.3%) - added during boil, boiled 5 min
1 oz Amarillo (9.3%) - added dry to secondary fermenter[/QUOTE]
Wyeast 1968 or 1098
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Doh! 5 months later......Yes! it was outstanding! I did not do a direct comparison. But very good. Told a friend it was a Twilight, and he did not even react. He just kept drinking pints of "Twilight".
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The Deshutes web site also mentions that brambling cross is in this brew.

I am going to try the above recipe with the addition of that hop for aroma and dry.
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Default Twilight Hops

Curious about two things, so I'm resurrecting this thread again. One, did the Bramling cross come out well? Two, if Deschutes listed Northern Brewer, why not use it in place of the Magnum in TimBrewz recipe?


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