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Old 10-10-2012, 12:38 AM   #1
May 2011
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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I just wanted to re-post a recipe that I found while searching for a Terrapin Hop Karma clone. All credit is due to marc06. It's his recipe, but I wanted to re-post and share. If you're a fan of this beer I highly recommend. I think the style fits perfectly with the weather as it cools off. Great hybrid type beer. The only difference I can tell between this recipe and the real deal is a small difference in mouthfeel. The Terrapin version seems just a tad thicker. Thoughts? Enjoy!

I used some washed Notty I had on hand instead of the Wyeast 1272 that marc06 has below.

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 6.00 gal
Boil Size: 7.88 gal
Estimated OG: 1.059 SG
Estimated Color: 20.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 67.3 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amount Item Type % or IBU
9.50 lb Pale Ale Malt 2-Row (Briess) (3.5 SRM) Grain 67.38 %
1.25 lb Munich II (Weyermann) (8.5 SRM) Grain 8.87 %
1.25 lb Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 8.87 %
0.75 lb Caramel Malt - 60L (Briess) (60.0 SRM) Grain 5.32 %
0.60 lb Special Roast (50.0 SRM) Grain 4.26 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 3.55 %
0.25 lb Chocolate (Briess) (350.0 SRM) Grain 1.77 %
0.50 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] (Dry Hop 3 Hops -
1.00 oz Nugget [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops 36.4 IBU
0.50 oz Chinook [11.50 %] (30 min) Hops 12.4 IBU
0.65 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (20 min) Hops 11.0 IBU
0.75 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (10 min) Hops 7.6 IBU
0.75 oz Williamette [4.80 %] (0 min) Hops -
1 Pkgs American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) [StartYeast-Ale

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 14.10 lb
Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 21.15 qt of water at 162.8 F 153.0 F

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Old 01-07-2013, 08:14 PM   #2
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Aug 2012
Asheville, NC
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Recipe looks great! So great, I'm going to brew it on Friday. How did yours turn out? Anything you would modify? My LHBS didn't have American Ale II but suggested White Labs Pacific Ale yeast so I got some. Any experience with this yeast? I also have S-05 if you think it would work better. Thanks!

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Old 01-15-2013, 04:36 PM   #3
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Brewed it Sunday and used the Pacific Ale yeast. Fermentation was ferocious in about 12 hours and was blowing off like crazy. Looking forward to tasting it!

The recipe doesn't include a target FG. Do you know where yours ended up and how did you like the results?

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Old 08-10-2013, 08:01 PM   #4
Sep 2008
Wilmington, NC
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When I brewed it, mine ended up at 1.010. I used the Wyeast 1272 because, in an interview with Spike on the Brewing Network, he said their house yeast was the 1272. Im getting ready to brew this for the fall. I can't wait!

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