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Old 08-30-2012, 01:32 AM   #1
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Default Boulevard Brewing 80 Acre clone???

Has anyone heard of a clone of Boulevard Brewing's 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer. I know that it just came out but its so good i want to try my hand at it. If someone could maybe point me in the direction of how to get ahold of a recipe or how to get one that would be much apperciated.

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Old 08-30-2012, 03:19 AM   #2
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I tried it the other day, it delicious! Very easy drinking. I would also like to brew something similar but maybe even more hop forward. While I haven't mapped out a recipe, I will say that it seems more like a wheat beer with extra hops as opposed to a pale ale with wheat. Don't know if that helps, but I'm interested in what others have to say!

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I just had this for the first time the other day and I'm pretty certain I can identify the hops used. I brewed a pale ale that had the exact same flavor profile.

Use whatever you want for bitter and then late additions of Citra and Galaxy. Probably .25 or .5 at 15 and 0 mins.
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I've done a wheat before that has very similar notes.I believe more dry hops will pretty well clone it. Take a boulevard wheat clone and add a lot of late addition Amarillo.

Mine would go this way.

5 gallon batch.

5# pale malt.
4# wheat malt
1.5# flaked wheat

.5 oz Magnum 60 min
1 oz Amarillo 30 min
1 oz Amarillo 15 min
2 oz Amarillo flame out

Pitch SL-05

Ferment 1.5-2 weeks at 68.

Secondary on 1.5 oz Amarillo 1 week.

I actually used Cascade without the secondary hop addition, I'm pretty sure this will make the difference in the late addition. Also, I'm pretty sure Boulevard uses Amarillo vs Cascade, but either should work. I'll probably brew this again trying to clone it. As suggested earlier, Citra could work as well.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:30 AM   #5
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i just discovered this wonderful brew yesterday, and immediately after trying it i wanted to make a batch.

the dude that was sampling these beers works for boulevard, and he said that the bittering hops are whatever high alpha hop they have on hand, usually zeus or bravo. summit brings more to the hop party, and the cascade/NS dry hop are what hits you in the nose. i could pick up on the NS right away since it's my current favorite hop.

since it was getting late and i wanted to strike the brewing iron while it was still hot, i just made a full extract version. also i was at the hardware store after going to the bar and i had to settle for what i could find.

3.3 lbs light LME (yeah it's from a can, make do with what you got!)
3 lbs wheat DME
1 lb. extra light DME

60 min: .5 oz Magnum (13.5% AA)
5 min: .5 oz summit (17.6%)
flameout: .5 oz summit (17.6%)
dry hop with .5 oz each of cascade, summit, and nelson sauvin

pitched SA-05

left the bar at 7, left the hardware store at 8, water was boiling by 10 and yeast was pitched by midnight. i love doing these last-minute sessions!

i'm planning on doing this again, only with proper ingredients, like actual wheat. this is mainly a test to see if i got the hops correct.
hmm...i wonder how a bit of rye would work in this??

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Apparently the aroma hops are:

whirlpool: cascade
dry hop: cascade and nelson sauvin

See the bottom of the post here:
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Anyone in this thread have any reviews on their clone attempts?
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I have been looking to make a non-tradional wheat. I looked at the Boulavard site and this beer has only 20 IBUs so there must be some later addtion hops with dry hops. Looking forward to hear what others come up with for a clone.
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I am bottling a hoppy wheat tomorrow night, but pushed it closer to 40 IBU. I don't know that I believe 20 IBUs, unless the OG is really low.

For my hoppy wheat, this is what I did:

Mini mash:
1lb flaked wheat
1lb pale 2-row (to give enough to convert the wheat)

60 minute boil Boil:
1lb Extra Light DME
6.6 lbs Wheat LME added at 5minutes

.5oz cascade @ 30 minutes
1oz columbus @ 10minutes

Pitched US-05 (figured the flaked wheat would give me enough wheatyness, didn't need the WB-06)

1oz nelson sauvin dry hop for 5 days

OG was 1.054, FG finished at 1.013, 37 IBU, 4.6 SRM

I'll be back in about three weeks with a report on how it turns out. Tastes during gravity samples seemed fairly close, the cascade comes through fairly strong, hoping the Nelson gives a good kick in the nose without taking away the familiar cascade/columbus flavors that the 80 acre goes with.
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Check out TheMadFermentationist's version of a hoppy wheat. I assume the end result will be similar to the 80-acre.

I'm going to try this version first with some Amarillo/Cascade and NS in the dry hop. We'll see what happens.

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