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Old 04-28-2007, 06:09 PM   #1
Dec 2006
Sierra Vista
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Recipe Type: Extract   
Yeast: Nottingham's Dry yeast   
Yeast Starter: If you like   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5   
Original Gravity: 1.054   
Final Gravity: 1.014   
IBU: 59.1   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 1 hour total   
Color: SRM:8.2L   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 1 week 70-75   
Additional Fermentation: 3 weeks in bottles or kegs   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 2 weeks 60's   

6lbs light dry malt extract

.50 lb 20l Crystal malt

.50 lb. 40l Crystal malt

1 oz Chinook Hops (bittering)

1 oz Kent Golding's Hops (Flavor)

1 oz Fuggle Hops (aroma)

Start with 3 gallons in your boiling pot. Bring the grains and the water to 155 degrees and steep for 30 minutes.

Bring to a boil-remove from heat and add all malt extract.

Bring this to a boil and bittering hops. boil wort for 45 min.

add the flavoring hops. boil for an additional 15 min.

Chill wort to 75 degrees, top off to 5 gallons and pitch. (should be about 2 1/2 gallons)

Primary ferment for 1 week at temps below 75 degrees.

Dry hop (Aroma hops) secondary fermentation for 2 weeks.

Bottle or Keg condition for 3 weeks and Enjoy!

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Old 07-17-2008, 12:49 AM   #2
Jul 2008
Lake Mary, FL
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How did this turn out?
I'm getting back into HBT after a 5 year layoff and am looking for a good SNPA clone extract

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Old 09-25-2008, 12:14 AM   #3
Sep 2008
Bucks County, PA
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Has anybody made this? How did it turn out?

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Old 09-25-2008, 12:35 AM   #4
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While this recipe may be a good one, Red Hook ESB does not contain Chinook hops to my knowledge. My understanding is that the hops are Tettnang and Willamette.Here is an alternative recipe if you want a Red Hook clone. >>

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Old 09-25-2008, 02:36 AM   #5
Sep 2008
Bucks County, PA
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I'm still a rookie, can anyone recommend how to brew this with an extract?


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Old 09-25-2008, 02:37 AM   #6
Sep 2008
Bucks County, PA
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The recipe Blender posted...

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Old 10-27-2008, 07:41 PM   #7
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Florence, SC
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this is an extract brew. don't be scared to have your homebrew shop crush some grains for you, and steep them before you biol. you'll get a much better result than just using dry malt extract or all liquid extract. color will be better and tase will be "fresher"

Sounds like a good way to start brewing to me. I started this way.

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Old 01-10-2011, 02:30 AM   #8
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denver, CO
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been poking around for ESB recipes and found this old (dead?) post. love Red Hook, and it has gotten GABF noise lately - gold in 09.

@Blender was right on the Chinook. Red Hook posts their stats on their site - here is a cut/paste:

Style: Amber
ABV: 5.8%
Malts: Pale, Caramel, Carapils
Hops: Alchemy, Willamette, Centennial, Crystal
Color SRM: 13
Bitterness Units: 28.0 IBU
Original Gravity: 13.75 degrees plato

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