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Old 11-15-2012, 04:03 AM   #41
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Yeah, I do it with all of mine. Everytime I think I've got it nailed I read some more internets or look at some of my other recipes and start tweaking things. I don't know how breweries leave their sh*t alone.


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Old 12-07-2012, 04:30 AM   #42
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Reviving an old-ish thread to see how this clone turned out. Was it close? I love Hoptober!


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Old 12-07-2012, 04:45 AM   #43
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I too would like an update. This could be my favorite NB brew to date.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:45 PM   #44
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Did nobody end up giving this a try? I might have to then! I have one Hoptober left that I'll have to save for comparison...
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:29 PM   #45
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I never made it. Kind of got bumped by higher priority brews. I may still do it eventually though.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:41 PM   #46
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Wanted to give this thread a little resurrection. My bro-in-law and I both really like Red Hoptober (and sad that it's now about near impossible to find at this point in the year), and have been talking a lot about attempting a clone for our next batch.

Ironically, our last batch which is now at the 2 week mark in the bottle (after a one month primary), actually tastes pretty similar (completely inadvertently) - so we are going to tweak it to try to get closer. The recipe we made is a roasty RyePA. I'll post the recipe later when I have time, but I can say that it used mostly 2-row, with about a pound and a half of rye, and about a pound of vienna, 1/4 lb of cara-red, and 4 oz of 500L roasted barley. The roasted barley flavor is nearly dead on with the Red Hoptober flavor (but ours came out way darker in color). I'm thinking about using 2 oz each of 500L roasted barley and brown malt to lighten up the color a little, while keeping the roastiness. Also, I think that such a small amount of caramel/crystal malt plus WLP007 also hit the dryness level pretty dead on (we are not fans of recipes with too much crystal - 1/4 lb to 1/2 lb is more than enough for me).

I'm also interested if anyone ever got around to trying this one out. Hopefully my recipe (when I post it) will generate some good feedback and get this conversation going again.


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