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Old 11-12-2010, 11:28 PM   #21
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Hmm, I guess it needs a little tweaking. I researched every other clone recipe I could find and got as much info from the brewers and put together my best effort. I'm hoping to make it as close as possible with input from everyone who takes a stab. If you have hop schedule suggestions I would be receptive.

Here is my hop schedule for my GLCA clone.

2.75 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] (60 min) Hops 34.6 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (10 min) Hops 3.0 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [7.50 %] (5 min) Hops 2.0 IBU



 
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:30 PM   #22
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Also, what all info did you get from the brewer at GL?

Would love to know what they said and how our grain bills compare.

9.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 67.52 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 7.50 %
1.00 lb Wheat Malt, Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 7.50 %
0.50 lb Special Roast (50.0 SRM) Grain 3.75 %
0.08 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 0.60 %
2.75 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] (60 min) Hops 34.6 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (10 min) Hops 3.0 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [7.50 %] (5 min) Hops 2.0 IBU
1.25 oz Ginger Root (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
1.50 tsp Cinnamon Stick (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
1.75 lb Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 13.13 %
1 Pkgs London Ale (Wyeast Labs #1028)



 
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:02 AM   #23
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Also, what all info did you get from the brewer at GL?

Would love to know what they said and how our grain bills compare.

9.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 67.52 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 7.50 %
1.00 lb Wheat Malt, Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 7.50 %
0.50 lb Special Roast (50.0 SRM) Grain 3.75 %
0.08 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 0.60 %
2.75 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] (60 min) Hops 34.6 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (10 min) Hops 3.0 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [7.50 %] (5 min) Hops 2.0 IBU
1.25 oz Ginger Root (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
1.50 tsp Cinnamon Stick (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
1.75 lb Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 13.13 %
1 Pkgs London Ale (Wyeast Labs #1028)
Hey folks, I've been studying all of the Christmas ale threads on here, I'm an extra brewer for now, can i follow the above and do a partial grain, essentially sub DME for the 9 lb pale malt? thanks in advance!

 
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:27 AM   #24
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yeah, same difference.

 
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:55 PM   #25
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Also, what all info did you get from the brewer at GL?

Would love to know what they said and how our grain bills compare.

9.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 67.52 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 7.50 %
1.00 lb Wheat Malt, Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 7.50 %
0.50 lb Special Roast (50.0 SRM) Grain 3.75 %
0.08 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 0.60 %
2.75 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] (60 min) Hops 34.6 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (10 min) Hops 3.0 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [7.50 %] (5 min) Hops 2.0 IBU
1.25 oz Ginger Root (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
1.50 tsp Cinnamon Stick (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
1.75 lb Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 13.13 %
1 Pkgs London Ale (Wyeast Labs #1028)
I emailed them this recipe:
Christmas Ale

Size: 5 gal
Original Gravity: 1.077 (1.000 - 1.100)
Terminal Gravity: 1.019 (1.000 - 1.100)
Color: 12.19 (0.0 - 50.0)
Alcohol: 7.67% (0.0% - 10.0%)
Bitterness: 21.0 (0.0 - 50.0)

Ingredients:
12.0 lb 2-Row Brewers Malt
.5 lb Midwest Wheat Malt
.5 lb Crystal 45
.5 lb Special Roast Malt
1.0 lb Honey
2.0 tsp Cinnamon (stick) - added during boil, boiled 0.0 min
2.0 tsp Ginger (fresh) - added during boil, boiled 0.0 min
1 oz Hallertau (4.5%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
.5 oz Cascade (5.5%) - added during boil, boiled 10.0 min

Yeast: WLP007 Dry English Ale


and they responded with this:
"You are actually very close with your recipe!! We actually use a higher percentage of wheat and crystal 45, a lower percentage of special roast, and a small amount of roasted barley. We also use Wyeast 1028 yeast. With that you should be pretty close. Good Luck!!"

 
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:41 PM   #26
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if you boil honey, it becomes sugar, so its a waste, if your gonna boil it just use table sugar. Add honey after primary fermentation is done (or winding down)
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:03 PM   #27
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Special Roast Malt? Is this OK?:

http://morebeer.com/view_product/171...pecial_II_Malt

Toying with the idea of replacing the honey with 1 lb. of candy canes. How's that sound?
Ha! you should toss a candy cane in each bottle.

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Old 11-19-2010, 10:07 PM   #28
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I always add my honey at flameout. Seems to maintain a resonable amount of character.

 
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:11 PM   #29
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Maxam, Keep us posted on how this turns out.

 
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:03 AM   #30
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How long are you boiling?



 
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