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Old 05-13-2013, 12:53 PM   #1
May 2011
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I've never been able to try this beer, why is it always rated so high?

Is there a great clone recipe? I've seen dozens but I'm not sure which to look at.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:17 PM   #2
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It's really just THE American pale ale. It's not "oh my god this is the best beer in the world" but it is a very solid and very tasty apa.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:25 PM   #3
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It's a great beer, one of my favorites. I just did a simple clone recipe that I found online and it came out awesome.

10# 2 row pale
1.25# crystal 60
Single infusion 152 for 60 min.
Batch sparge
.33 oz Magnum 60 min
.50 perle 30 min
1oz. Cascade 10 min
1oz cascade 0 min

I used wyeast 1056 with a starter and fermented for 10 days then kegged.

Forgot: 5.5 gal batch
O.G. 1.051
F.G. 1.011
60 min. Boil

Reason: omitted details

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Old 05-13-2013, 04:44 PM   #4
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Here's a version from Best of BYO 250 Classic Clone recipes,extract with grains,page 55.
1.8lbs (.82kg) Breisse light DME
4lbs (1.8kg) Breisse light LME (late addition)
1lb 6oz (.62kg) 2-row pale malt
10oz (.28kg) crystal 60L
.18oz (5.1g) Magnum hops,12%AA,60 minutes
.7oz (19g) perle hops,7%AA,60 minutes
1oz (28g) cascade hops,5%AA,15 minutes
.75oz (21g) cascade hops,0 minutes
.75oz (21g) whole cascade hops,dry hop
1 tsp Irish moss
Wyeast1056 American Ale or White Labs WLP001 California Ale yeast 1.5qt/~1.5L yeast starter
3/4C dextrose for priming
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:52 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by dpatrickv View Post
It's really just THE American pale ale. It's not "oh my god this is the best beer in the world" but it is a very solid and very tasty apa.

Northern Brewer has a clone, called Sierra Madre. My neighbor made this as an extract, and it was pretty good. The main differences were due to using extract rather than all grain. Here is the NB all grain version.
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