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Old 01-15-2011, 04:20 PM   #11
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Portsmouth brewery makes some excellent beer. Kate is one hell of a RIS, among the best out there. I'll have to try this recipe, though there is no way my mashtun can hold 22+lbs of grain.


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Old 01-15-2011, 11:52 PM   #12
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my percentages were off but i ordered the grains to try it out, i did
.75pound crystal 40
.5 crystal 120
.5 chocolate malt
.5 black malt
.75 roasted barley
.75 cara 3
.25 briess special roast
1 pound munich (instread of the wheat)
1 pound golden naked oats
.75 special b
.5 aromatic

and probably going to do 20pounds 2row. probably will do different hops also so i guess it wont be close to a clone


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Old 01-16-2011, 12:19 AM   #13
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i wasnt sure if the "2% roasted malt" was roasted barley or if it was briess special roast malt(i read is similar to victory or biscuit malt but more intense). I assumed it was roasted barley but added a little special roast also
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:48 AM   #14
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:16 AM   #15
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How in the world did you get him to give up the recipe? That is the BEST beer I've ever tasted.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:26 PM   #16
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Here's the grain bill I got when I entered it into Beersmith ( 70% efficiency ) - 6 gallon recipe ( 5.5 to fermenter, 5 to keg )

19.30 lb Pale Ale Malt 2-Row (Briess) (3.5 SRM) Grain
0.88 lb Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM) Grain
0.88 lb Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain
0.88 lb White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain
0.75 lb Carafa III (525.0 SRM) Grain
0.63 lb Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain
0.50 lb Caramel Malt - 40L (Briess) (40.0 SRM) Grain
0.50 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain
0.25 lb Black Malt - 2-Row (Briess) (500.0 SRM) Grain
0.25 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain
0.25 lb Chocolate (Briess) (350.0 SRM) Grain
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Reason: added volume to go along with grain bill and efficiency
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:10 PM   #17
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My 6 gallon batch came up to be just like stevo's numbers - with 70 percent eff. Getting that efficiency is very unlikely for me though - monster grain bills like this (25 lb) are usually in the 50s to 60s.

So since I know I will get about 70% efficiency with 15lb of grain I will mash that in (all the specialty grains and 9.25 lb of 2-row) and during the boil add roughly 5.25 lb of DME to make my FG 1.104. I just may have to brew this beer...
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:44 PM   #18
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How in the world did you get him to give up the recipe? That is the BEST beer I've ever tasted.
haha well I hadn't seen any clone recipes floating around so I figured I'd just send an email and see what happened. I was quite surprised to get a reply.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:36 PM   #19
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I don't think I've ever heard of the brewery (I'm pretty certain they don't distribute to OH, or not this beer, anyway).
Pretty much the only way to get it is to show up at the brewery on release day (or luck out at a random brewery event).

Kate the Great is one of the "big 6" beers that have well-anticipated release parties with limited ticketing and limited availability and such. Russian River Pliny the Younger, Foothills Sexual Chocolate, Portsmouth Kate the Great, Three Floyds Dark Lord, Surly Darkness, and the Bruery Black Tuesday (in another year or two, Cigar City Hunahpu's may make that a "big 7").
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Pretty much the only way to get it is to show up at the brewery on release day (or luck out at a random brewery event).

Kate the Great is one of the "big 6" beers that have well-anticipated release parties with limited ticketing and limited availability and such. Russian River Pliny the Younger, Foothills Sexual Chocolate, Portsmouth Kate the Great, Three Floyds Dark Lord, Surly Darkness, and the Bruery Black Tuesday (in another year or two, Cigar City Hunahpu's may make that a "big 7").
Darkness is fairly easily available (where Surly distributes) and is on shelves for a few days as of this year anyway. That puts it about on the level of Hopslam etc.


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