sierra nevada extract clone advice - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > sierra nevada extract clone advice

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-28-2013, 02:50 PM   #1
rydnly5
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 14


Just got back from homebrew store to get supplies for a sierra Nevada clone. This will be my 2nd batch I have done so I still have a lot of questions about the process.

The ingredients I was given were:
3lb can of muntons premium bitter kit
3lb plain amber spray malt extract
2 oz of cascade hops

According to muntons directions it says to add syrup to the fermenter w both boiling and cold water, but I was assuming to add the syrup and dry malt to create wort and add 1 oz of hops 20 mins into boil and 1 oz of hops with 7 mins left to boil.

I am trying to figure out the best process with ingredients I purchased.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 06:11 PM   #2
JohnK93
Recipes 
 
Oct 2012
Danbury, CT
Posts: 370
Liked 22 Times on 19 Posts


Did you kit come with any other instructions? The extract kits from my local shop come with fairly detailed instructions. The process is to boil X amount of water (somewhere in the range of 1.5-2.5 gallons), remove from heat and add extract, then top off to 2.5-3.5 gallons. Boil this for 60 minutes, adding hops at the 60 minute, 15 minute, and 2 minute mark. Of course this varies from recipe to recipe so maybe your hop additions are right, but in my experience there have always been 3 hop additions (bittering at 60, flavor at 15, and aroma at 2).



 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
rydnly5
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 14

i did not get a kit, i just asked the salesperson to give me ingredients that would get me close to a sierra nevada flavor. i just thought that the can extract said to add the can to the fermenter and not boil it along with DME. The can extract is mostly for bittering so i think that i should be ok with two hop additions. i will try it tonight and see how it goes.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 09:48 PM   #4
moffatt163
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Elk Grove, CA
Posts: 24
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


You'll get a better bitter flavor with a 60 hop boil instead of the bittering extract. Use extract for the sugar content but use hops for your bitter/flavor/aroma profile

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 09:49 PM   #5
dlaramie08
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Robards, Kentucky
Posts: 416
Liked 91 Times on 58 Posts


I don't think that can is what you think it is. I think you're gonna need more hops.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sierra Nevada Clone jgoodhart Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 04-12-2012 05:49 PM
doing an extract Sierra Nevada Pale clone: bittering? jimlin Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 17 03-06-2011 11:05 PM
Sierra Nevada clone junked89 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 04-17-2010 01:45 PM
Sierra Nevada Clone? Maeday87 Recipes/Ingredients 7 11-24-2009 08:53 PM
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone Advice CollinsBrew General Techniques 4 09-04-2007 02:59 PM


Forum Jump