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Old 11-07-2011, 05:03 PM   #1
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All Grain Recipe - Three Floyds Alpha King ::: 1.066/1.015 (5.5 Gal)

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12 lbs. - 2 Row Pale Malt
1 lb. - Crystal Malt (60L)
1/4 lb. - Special B Malt
1/8 lb. - Melanoidin Malt


Hop Schedule (64 IBU)

1 oz - Centennial (60 min.)
1/2 oz - Warrior (30 min.)
1 oz - Cascade (15 min.)
1.5 oz - Centennial (5 min.)
1 oz - Centennial (Dry Hop)
1 oz - Columbus (Dry Hop)


Yeast

White Labs California Ale Yeast (WLP001) - 1800 ml starter

Mash/Sparge/Boil

Mash at 152 to 154 for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Cool and ferment at 66 to 68
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from Brew365 is spot on
Not sure who came up with this clone, but I just took it out of the carboy, after checking the gravity and color, I tasted a little. It seems that it amount dead on the money, as lucky has it, about two weeks ago a girl friend of mine brought me four six packs back from Chicago. In another month or so I’ll be able to do a side by side.


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Old 11-19-2011, 03:49 PM   #2
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ok, this is going into the bottles this weekend, tasted some last night and it still seems to be right no the money, but it may not be a bitter as the one from Three F's. Going to bottle and have some for Christmas.


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Old 11-22-2011, 06:49 PM   #3
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Holy crap, this is going to be my next batch. I'm in Connecticut so there's no Three Floyds anywhere in sight.. but I've always heard good things about them. I'll look forward to your results. I'm new so I might have some pesky questions pertaining to your sparging steps.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:06 PM   #4
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All I did was single infusion it and sparged with my kitchen sink sprayer into a SS mesh strainer. I don’t have the whole brewery set-up, so I have to work hard at getting by.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:08 PM   #5
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Bottled the beer on the 20th of the month after 123. Still looking pretty good, but it might not come in with the coclor and it seemd to be missing just alittle of the bitter.. only time will tell
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:08 PM   #6
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Tried an early one last night, not sure if it is my brewing technique or if the clone needs a little more Melanoidin and Warrior, but it seems to be off in color and taste, just alittle. Color is lighter and taste is missing some bitter. Almost like its off by 10-15% on both, but for a early taste, still pretty good beer.
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gear101, I took the liberty of adding your recipe to my hopville recipe list. This looks really good. I did notice that the projected IBU's are off a bit which might be why you'r not tasting as much bitter as the Alpha King. Their website says it should be 66 ibu's and hopville projected the recipe at 55.9 ibu's. I upped the warrior to .75 ounce at 30 minutes and the cascade to 1.25 at 15 minutes to come to 65.4 ibu's. I think I will use the adjusted hop schedule when I brew this based on your comments above.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:29 PM   #8
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Thanks. I think that might be the perfect numbers. The color that is off, might be from me dropping in some moss into the wart. Not sure if it would clear up that much, but if someone likes a little less bitter taste, first ones pretty good.

The next time I will be going with the extra hops, with the adjustment posted by Bama.

Will post pics here in about a week.
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Thanks for the recipe ... I think this will be my christmas weekend brew session
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Thanks for the recipe ... I think this will be my christmas weekend brew session
It would make your wife a very nice gift for v_day?!?!?


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