Originally Posted by Madtown Brew
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.
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:
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.
Based on this and the NG website description:
100% Wisconsin malt of six different varieties impart the natural toasted color to this bottle conditioned unfiltered ale. Clean hazelnut notes result from these carefully chosen barley malts. Hops from Slovenia, Bavaria and the Pacific Northwest give Fat Squirrel its backbone.
I came up with this. Thoughts???
Fat Squirrel Clone
American Brown Ale
Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
Amount Item Type % or IBU
7.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) Bel (3.0 SRM) Grain 70.59 %
1.00 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 9.41 %
1.00 lb Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 9.41 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 4.71 %
0.50 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 4.71 %
0.13 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 1.18 %
20.00 gm Northern Brewer [8.90 %] (60 min) Hops 21.8 IBU
14.00 gm Simcoe [13.00 %] (20 min) Hops 12.2 IBU
42.00 gm Saaz [5.10 %] (0 min) Hops -
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1.00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs London ESB Ale (Wyeast Labs #1968) [Starter 2000 ml] Yeast-Ale
Est Original Gravity: 1.057 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.017 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.23 %
Bitterness: 34.0 IBU
Est Color: 23.5 SRM