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Old 12-19-2012, 09:28 PM   #341
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Its good.. ive tasted a freinds.. love it.. this was the one i was going to brew sunday... But no citra.. but i am getting 2 pounds of belma and was jus gunna sub out.. and no im not stalking..lol ive been trollin this thread for months now
I did pretty much a Belma version of this and have been really disappointed with how little hops flavor I get from that hop. Ended up adding some Cascade to the keg to brighten up the aroma a bit.


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Old 12-19-2012, 09:32 PM   #342
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Okay, so how close is this to the real thing? I've only seen 2-3 people in the thread comment on it.
Ive drank many cases of the real deal and a few kegs of this. If you brew it AG and know what you are doing its close enough to quench my zombie dust thirst.



 
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:25 PM   #343
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Ive drank many cases of the real deal and a few kegs of this. If you brew it AG and know what you are doing its close enough to quench my zombie dust thirst.
Perfect. Thanks for the feedback. Might have to brew this one before I move...

 
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:57 PM   #344
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I did pretty much a Belma version of this and have been really disappointed with how little hops flavor I get from that hop. Ended up adding some Cascade to the keg to brighten up the aroma a bit.
Good thing i jus got 2 pounds of cascade in the mail today then!
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:35 PM   #345
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I got some citra at brewbrothers for $3.50/ 2 oz if anyone is interested.

 
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:31 PM   #346
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I am definitely going to make this for my next beer. I am torn on just doing the Extract with Specialty grain as it is the only method I have done but I am nervous about doing my first partial mash for this beer.

I will be doing as close to 5 gal as I can since I have a 5 gallon and a 3 gallon kettle. I may buy a larger one here in the near future.

If I do choose the PM method this is what I was thinking for the Grain. Thinking about a 5 lb grain bill.

2.5 lb - 2 Row
1.0 lb - Munich
.5 lb - Carafoam
.5 lb - Crystal (60)
.5 lb - Melanoiden

Extract - add 4.5 Light DME or LME (I trust liquid more than dry, just a preference)

Hops - I picked up 10 oz of Citra from a nearby store.
.75 oz at First Wort
1 oz Citra @ 60
1 oz Citra @ 15
1 oz Citra @ 5
1 oz Citra @ 1

Yeast
California Ale

Let me know what you think.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:28 PM   #347
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^Jump right in and do a partial mash with a hoppy beer, it's proably better to learn on. However, after making this recipe all grain and trying it side by side, I honestly feel you could get by with only steeping the specialy grains (carafoam, melanoidin, crystal) and use straight up Gold malt extract to hit the gravity.

I would also encourage you to replace 0.75 to 1.0 pound of malt extract with corn sugar, as you want this beer dry because the yeast will leave a lot of malt behind.

Your yeast should be Wyeast 1968 London ESB if you want the real Zombie dust.

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Old 01-01-2013, 05:39 PM   #348
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Some feedback, I brewed this beer for my 180th batch of beer a couple weeks back. I had Zombie Dust in the past, so went from memory, but I was able to drive through and get some real Zombie Dust to compare against.

I followed the recipe as written, I mashed VERY LOW because my experience with WY 1968 London ESB strain is it leaves malt behind, so you want a dry beer. I mashed 148-149F and it's exactly what I wanted for the finish in the beer.

Overall - the hop and malt flavors are very very close to the real deal. Brew this and you will be happy.

If you want to geek-out, please read below. If you want a good beer and don't want to nit-pick this recipe against the real thing, stop reading and brew it as is written!

Geek notes / BJCP National Level Judge Comments:

My original assumption about the recipe was correct; this clone is a bit darker than the real beer. 1.0lb of medium dark-ish specialty grain (20 SRM Melanodin, Crystal 60) is going to give you a deep gold beer, with amber hints, usually.

Even with the color, the beer is still pretty close in flavor. If you are wanting to get an exact clone, reduce the Crystal 60 to a 1/4 pound addition. Continue to mash this beer low and ferment with the WY 1968 strain.

Cheers!
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:54 PM   #349
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I pretty much low the 1968 strain, and it's no surprise this is what is used for this beer.

I will have to try this in the next month.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:52 AM   #350
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I have 2 packets 04, 1 packet 05 and wlp001, 002 and pacman in jars. So what would you use?



 
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