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Old 05-01-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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Who here has sucessfully brewed a spot-on clone of Dog Fish Head's Indian Brown Ale?

I tried the recipe in Sam's book, converted it from partial to all grain. The taste was good but not the same. I would say no cloned if following the CYBI process.

I was surprised as it's direct from the brewery.

The brown ale goodness wasn't there as I expected it to be. Tasting side by side with a DFH bottle, the bottled beer was far better.

Anyone else have this problem with the published recipe? If yes, what did you do to overcome the taste difference?

 
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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There's also a version in the BYO 250 recipes. I tried that one and wasn't impressed either. Hopefully you can get some luck on here.

 
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:31 PM   #3
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I've had pretty good luck with this one:http://www.brew365.com/beer_dogfish_..._brown_ale.php

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Old 05-01-2012, 05:32 PM   #4
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Frankly, I think Janet's Brown from BCS is pretty damned close.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:41 AM   #5
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Bobby - BCS?

 
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:56 AM   #6
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Frankly, I think Janet's Brown from BCS is pretty damned close.
Ya know, the first time I saw that recipe I thought to myself "there's way too much carapils in this". But, seeing as though it wasn't my recipe I brewed it as is. Great great beer!

 
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:08 AM   #7
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Morning, I brewed this batch of DFH Indian Brown Ale 2 times so far.
I think it turned out just like their bottles. Friends love it too.

I don't remember where I got it from, but UMMMMMM. Give it a try !



Caramelize the brown sugar before the boil, right in your Brew Kettle.


Re: Clone for Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
BYO also has a clone recipe as well

BeerSmith Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Dogfish Head India Brown Ale
Brewer: Drew Morgan
Asst Brewer:
Style: Specialty Beer
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 8.04 gal
Estimated OG: 1.070 SG
Estimated Color: 17.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 44.2 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
11 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) UK (1.0 SRM) Grain 73.33 %
1 lbs Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) Grain 6.67 %
12.0 oz Amber Malt (22.0 SRM) Grain 5.00 %
12.0 oz Brown Malt (65.0 SRM) Grain 5.00 %
12.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 5.00 %
4.0 oz Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 1.67 %
0.50 oz Liberty [4.30 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops -
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (Dry Hop 3 dHops -
0.75 oz Warrior [15.00 %] (60 min) Hops 34.6 IBU
1.25 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (15 min) Hops 9.5 IBU
1.25 oz Liberty [4.30 %] (0 min) Hops -
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
8.0 oz Brown Sugar, Light (8.0 SRM) Sugar 3.33 %
1 Pkgs British Ale (White Labs #WLP005) Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 14.50 lb
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Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 18.13 qt of water at 165.9 F 154.0 F


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Caramelize the brown sugar before the boil.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:36 PM   #9
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That recipe differs greatly from the one published by DFH. Theirs has no corn and different hops and yeast.

 
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That recipe differs greatly from the one published by DFH. Theirs has no corn and different hops and yeast.
yes it does, And I am going to make it again next week.. I have a keg with it's namee on it! It's VERY good.

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