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Old 10-14-2013, 02:22 AM   #1
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Default Treehouse Brewing Julius Clone

Treehouse Brewing Co. is a tiny brewery out in MA, very similar the great Hill Farmstead in VT. See website: http://treehousebrew.com

They currently brew the #3 IPA in America, called Julius, according to Beer Advocate: http://beeradvocate.com/lists/style/116.

I absolutely love this beer, it's full of tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, and LOTS of citrus flavors. I've asked the brewers for some hints on the recipe, especially since they claim it's made with only American hops, but to no avail. They are pretty tight lipped on this recipe I guess.

Anyone have this beer and have any ideas of ingredients for a recipe? Not sure where to even start, I'm thinking maybe citra, centennial, summit for hops? I don't get any cat pee or onion/garlic though and the citrus tastes just like tangerine or orange.

Any thoughts? I'd like to get a clone recipe started.


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Old 10-31-2013, 03:34 AM   #2
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Here is what I've found so far (per old website blog posts):

Specs:
American IPA
6.5-6.8% ABV
72.4 IBUs
5-7 SRM

Hops:
All Citra hops
Bittering charge but mainly hop bursted
8 oz total (1.6oz/gallon)

Grain:
Flaked Oats for creamy mouthfeel?

I still have to do some digging on the malts


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Old 11-06-2013, 03:49 PM   #3
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Really hoping to get my hands on some of this this upcoming weekend so I can try to help.... I am very excited as it sounds amazing.
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:46 AM   #4
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I'll be there too trying to sneak a peak at any grain sacks lying around
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Here is what I've found so far (per old website blog posts): Specs: American IPA 6.5-6.8% ABV 72.4 IBUs 5-7 SRM Hops: All Citra hops Bittering charge but mainly hop bursted 8 oz total (1.6oz/gallon) Grain: Flaked Oats for creamy mouthfeel? I still have to do some digging on the malts
Have any links for the all citra info? The website says 3 American hops. Definitely agree with citra as this beer is like mango juice.

All I can add is I saw caramalt grain bags.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:06 AM   #6
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Found some posts, here is one

http://treehousebrew.com/blog/an-imp...-saturday-8-11
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Yeah thats one of the posts I saw too along with a couple others.

I didn't see the caramalt but wouldn't doubt its use in Julius, something is added to give it that beautiful orange hue. I saw Rahr sacks laying around last month when I went, assuming that is their 2-row source at least.
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any one help me make a clone of this! I want to brew a rendition bad!
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Just drank my first bottle. Really good stuff. Fantastic nose. Low bitterness, bright orange color, somewhat sweet, and super hoppy. My guess would be something like this...

12# 2 row
1#C60
.5# carapils

1 oz Citra @ 20
1 oz Citra @ 10
2 oz Citra @ 5
2 oz Citra @ 0
3 oz Citra dry hops

Mash @ 153
OG 1.065
FG 1.013 (tested)
Abv 6.8 (from bottle)
Yeast - 001 / 1056
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:13 PM   #10
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So I just tapped a keg I made the other night and I swear it smells exactly like Julius...it was dry hopped with Simcoe, Columbus, and Amarillo and then keg hopped it with more Simcoe and Amarillo. I think they use those two hops (Simcoe & Amarillo) but I also think the yeast may play a role in the flavor too. The yeast I used in the batch I just made was the Yeast Bay's VT ale strain (i.e. Conan) and that may be contributing to the tropical aromas too FWIW.


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