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Old 03-06-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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Default Chinese beer clone

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: American Pale Ale
Batch Size (Gallons): 1
Original Gravity: unknown
Final Gravity: unknown
IBU: unkown
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 2
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 13 days @ around 60-65 degrees
Additional Fermentation: N/A
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): N/A
Tasting Notes: clean taste, easy to drink

I study Chinese and have spent some time in China. In Beijing, just about the only beer available at restaurants is Yanjing Beer. I really grew to like it, especially ice cold with spicy food. After looking for Chinese beer clones on this forum I decided to try one out based on the suggestions on those threads. I am only brewing one gallon batches right now due to space. I also haven't gotten into taking OG and FG yet, I have had good results without using them. Here's what I did:

1.57 lbs. (25.2 oz) 6 row Canadian Pilsner malt
.67 lbs. (10.8 oz) Minute rice

Columbus hops 1.5 grams @45min
Cascade hops 1.5 grams @20min

pitched american pale ale yeast @ 70 degrees

kept cool @ 60-65 degrees for 13 days.

bottled with 3 Tablespoons honey (I find that honey carbonates faster than granulated sugar). The beer was fully carbonated in 6 days.

The color of the beer is right on for a Chinese beer. The head stays on slightly longer than what I have experienced with Yanjing beer. The taste is very similar even though it is not a lager. It is slightly sweet and I will probably up the hops to 2.5 grams each next time. The cost of making this is also SUPER CHEAP. The total cost came out to $4.30 for one gallon for the grain, minute rice and the yeast (the yeast was actually $4 by itself but it makes 3 gallons of beer, so I divided it by 3). This is a great lawn mower beer and I will definitely make this again and again! Enjoy!
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:41 AM   #2
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I wouldn't mash in no higher then 150 degrees, that will drop your sweetness.
So a five gallon would look something like this, if i am correct.
Chinese beer - American Pale Ale ()Brewer Shadows69
Date 03/08/2013
Batch Size 5.500 gal Boil Size 6.394 gal
Boil Time 60.000 min Efficiency 70%
OG 1.041 FG 1.010
ABV 4.0% Bitterness 21.8 IBU (Tinseth)
Color 3.1 srm (Morey) Calories (per 12 oz.) 136
Fermentables
Total grain: 10.500 lbName Type Amount Mashed Late Yield Color
Briess - 6 Row Brewers Malt Grain 9.000 lb Yes No 78% 1.8 srm
Rice Hulls Adjunct 1.500 lb Yes No 0% 0.0 srm
Hops
Name Alpha Amount Use Time Form IBU
Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus 15.5% 0.350 oz Boil 45.000 min Pellet 17.3
Cascade 6% 0.350 oz Boil 20.000 min Pellet 4.4
Yeast
Name Type Form Amount Stage
WLP001 - California Ale Ale Liquid 0.000 tsp Primary
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Mash in no higher then 150 degrees.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:23 PM   #3
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Minute rice, not rice hulls. Hulls are just used as a filter, no extract

You could use any bittering hop you have on hand, the hop bill shows that it's just for bittering
Mash in no higher then 150 degrees.
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I wouldn't mash in no higher then 150 degrees, that will drop your sweetness.
So a five gallon would look something like this, if i am correct.
Chinese beer - American Pale Ale ()Brewer Shadows69
Date 03/08/2013
Batch Size 5.500 gal Boil Size 6.394 gal
Boil Time 60.000 min Efficiency 70%
OG 1.041 FG 1.010
ABV 4.0% Bitterness 21.8 IBU (Tinseth)
Color 3.1 srm (Morey) Calories (per 12 oz.) 136
Fermentables
Total grain: 10.500 lbName Type Amount Mashed Late Yield Color
Briess - 6 Row Brewers Malt Grain 9.000 lb Yes No 78% 1.8 srm
Rice Hulls Adjunct 1.500 lb Yes No 0% 0.0 srm
Hops
Name Alpha Amount Use Time Form IBU
Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus 15.5% 0.350 oz Boil 45.000 min Pellet 17.3
Cascade 6% 0.350 oz Boil 20.000 min Pellet 4.4
Yeast
Name Type Form Amount Stage
WLP001 - California Ale Ale Liquid 0.000 tsp Primary
Notes
Mash in no higher then 150 degrees.
Thanks for the tips and the 5 gallon breakdown shadows! I might need it one day if I ever scale up my brew!!
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