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Old 01-31-2008, 04:11 AM   #11
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For you non-Beersmith users, it goes like this:

6 pounds Pilsner malt
1 pound Caravienne malt
1 pound Munich malt
1 pound Oats
12 ounces flaked barley
4 ounces chocolate malt

.50 Magnum (FWH)
1.00 Saaz (10 minutes)

I'd mash high- maybe 154 or so.
that recipe looks awesome...my kinda brew!

i, too, would like to know how it turned out!


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Old 01-31-2008, 12:49 PM   #12
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I never made it! I still have a small supply of Bernie's Bust-a-Nut Brown Ale in bottles, and an ESB on tap, so I'm about "browned out" right now.

Anyway, anyone who does try it- make sure you let us know how it turns out!


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Old 01-31-2008, 06:18 PM   #13
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i'm definitely going to be brewing up something similiar glad someone bumped this.
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For those who are interested, Dan Carey (New Glarus brewmaster) was on the Brewing Network "sunday session" show a couple weeks ago.

He discusses a couple of their beers including Fat Squirrel (I know because I was the one who asked about it). He doesn't give exact amounts, but he does list the types of grains they use.

http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/arc...ve01-20-08.mp3
The Fat Squirrel part is towards the end of the interview (maybe about 1.5 hrs in to the show).

FYI, some of the other beers discussed were Spotted Cow, Totally Naked, and Uff-Dah Bock. He also gives out a Bavarian pilsner recipe straight off the top of his head.

edit: I decided to save people the trouble of going through the brewcast themselves (though it's a great show if you have the time to listen).
For Fat Squirrel, Dan mentions:
Weyermann Munich
Crystal 20
Victory
roasted barley
chocolate malt

And though he doesn't explicitly say it, I'm guessing the base malt is Breiss pale 2-row. No mention of what hops they use though.

Notes on Uff-Dah bock:
OG: 18* plato or approx. 1.072 sg

Weyermann dark munich
Breiss C20
Weyermann carafa special II (dehusked)
weyermann Pils malt

That's all I got.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:26 PM   #15
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For those who are interested, Dan Carey (New Glarus brewmaster) was on the Brewing Network "sunday session" show a couple weeks ago. ...
Great info! Thanks for sharing. I'm gonna give that a listen when I get the chance. Dan's da Man!
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Brewing this up today. Will report back in a couple weeks with results.

Fat Squirrel Clone v2

6# Breiss pale 2-row
1# American Munich
8 oz. American Victory
8 oz. Breiss Crystal 20
4 oz. American chocolate
2 oz. roasted Barley
8 oz. flaked barley

1 oz. imported Kent Glodings (6% AA) 60 min

2565 kolsch yeast
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Can't wait to hear your results, I am considering something very similar.... Yokel's my favorite NG brew, but Spotted Cow and Fat Squirrel are both tasty.
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Ok I couldn't wait any longer. My keg of Kolsch kicked today, so I cleaned the lines and tapped the Fat Squirrel clone. and I popped my last bottle of the real thing so I could compare:

Beers side by side with a flash- they look alike
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I have to admit I was so impatient that I couldn't even wait for mine to chill- it's still pretty warm. Both beers start out with a nice nutty flavor, and then the subtle roastiness comes through, followed by the hops. I think mine has a little more hop bite than the original, but all in all I think it's pretty darned close.

I call this "mine", but it's really Yooper's recipe, and based on this first tasting, It's awesome! I have ten gallons of this stuff, and it's gonna go fast!
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Nice Bernie! I just started drinking from the keg of amber ale I brewed at the SEWAGE get together. It's tasty!
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Well, tell you what- since you tapped yours today, I'll try that bottle you gave me. I know, I know, it says it big bold letters, "DO NOT OPEN UNTIL MARCH 9" but we also have been drying to try it!

It's not my recipe- I found it someone online and posted it for you guys to criticize. I'm glad it's close- I'll try making it sometime soon.


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