Home Brew Forums > Recipe Database > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > American Ale > All-Grain - Zach & Jack's African Amber

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-27-2011, 08:06 AM   #81
Cascadegan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Seattle/Olympia
Posts: 139
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default


I feel like an idiot for never having tried this and being born and raised in the northwest!
Cascadegan is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2011, 09:46 PM   #82
dwightr8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Woodinville, WA
Posts: 10
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default


Brewed a batch of M & J's last week using yeast harvested from a keg (I live near the brewery). Gravity went from 1.060 to 1.014 in 4 days. I'd have to say the yeast is definitely healthy. Hopefully it doesn't get too dry. My question is how do M & J's get their beer to stay cloudy? I read someplace they may put a little wheat in theirs. Anybody know for sure?

Cheers,

Dwight
dwightr8 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2011, 10:52 AM   #83
McTarnamins
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
McTarnamins's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 254
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by dwightr8 View Post
Brewed a batch of M & J's last week using yeast harvested from a keg (I live near the brewery). Gravity went from 1.060 to 1.014 in 4 days. I'd have to say the yeast is definitely healthy. Hopefully it doesn't get too dry. My question is how do M & J's get their beer to stay cloudy? I read someplace they may put a little wheat in theirs. Anybody know for sure?

Cheers,

Dwight
Dry hopping without filtering usually makes the beer slightly more cloudy. I brewed my clone version of this recently and dry hopped 1oz of cascade for 7 days. It came out with a slight cloudy look.
__________________
Keg 1 : Belgian IPA
Keg 2 : Oktoberfest Lager (currently lagering)
Keg 3 : Tap Cleaning Fluid
Keg 4 :
Conical Left:
Conical Right:American Wheat (7-day G2G)
On Deck: Pumpkin Ale, Apocalypso Ale (AHB)

"Save your sack; Brew in a Bag"
McTarnamins is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2011, 04:48 PM   #84
biggben
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: port angeles
Posts: 161
Likes Given: 2

Default


Ok i think that the yeast might be to fruity of a yeast. I live here in the northwest and drink mac and jack all the time i sat the two side by side very similar beers. the hops are dead on but its definitely sweeter than original mac and jack. i am going to try a couple of different yeast strains to try and narrow it down. Wish me luck.
biggben is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 04:14 PM   #85
dwightr8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Woodinville, WA
Posts: 10
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default


Ben,
You need to harvest some of the real m&j's yeast from a growler or keg. It's really easy to do and in the long run will save big $$$! I harvested from a keg but it should work fine from a growler. All you need to do is get a growler of m&j's, let it sit for a few days to let the yeast settle out (it would be best to use a clear growler so you can see what going on), and carefully pour most of the beer out (and drink it - important step). Using DME, make about a liter of 1.040-1.050 wort (good pictorial on it here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/how-...ctorial-76101/) At step 6 add the yeast from the growler instead of yeast from a package. I basically followed this procedure for my latest batch. It's dry hopping in the secondary now but from a little I have sampled it tastes really good. The gravity was down to 1.012 after about a week in the primary so the yeast was certainly viable! I'll have to do a side by side when it finishes and let you know. Also lots of good info in the Fermentation & Yeast forum: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/.

Good luck.

Cheers,

Dwight
dwightr8 is offline  
bluelakebrewing Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 07:28 AM   #86
biggben
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: port angeles
Posts: 161
Likes Given: 2

Default


ok so my question is if i go to the bar and get a few glasses of mac and jack will it work the same as the growler? they have it on tap from the keg. otherwise i will have to go to redmond. and for future reference can you do the same from a 22 of craft beer that has been bottle conditioned?
biggben is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 02:30 PM   #87
dwightr8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Woodinville, WA
Posts: 10
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default


Most bars will fill a growler for you. As far as a 22 goes, if you let it sit for a while (a couple of days or so) and you see sediment in the bottom you should be good to go. With the amount of yeast you would get from a 22 you would probably want to only use maybe a cup of wort and build up to over a couple of iterations to a liter or 2. I've sampled my beer a couple of times now and it's looking really promising. Next week I'll go down to m&j's and pick up a growler so I can do the side by side.

Cheers,

Dwight
dwightr8 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 04:15 PM   #88
biggben
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: port angeles
Posts: 161
Likes Given: 2

Default


thanks for the info im head on out to grab a growler (for my wifes bday lol)

Cheers
biggben is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2011, 06:40 PM   #89
Demadbeerscientist
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Fresno
Posts: 11
Default


107 today in Fresno brewing this one up again! No need for insolation on the mashtun today held at 154 for 65 min
Demadbeerscientist is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 03:58 AM   #90
HammelBrau
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Boise
Posts: 6
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default thanks for the recipe!


I brewed this one up and, by the weight of the keg, would say I have about half a pint left. The only bad thing I can say about this one is that I only brewed 5 G of it. I'll be doing a double batch this weekend in hopes of it lasting a little longer. With the friends that now know I will soon have this on tap, however, that might be wishful thinking.

Thanks again for the recipe. I agree with an earlier post that dry hopping is a must. I did it all in primary and she came out lovely.

Cheers...
HammelBrau is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
African Beer Cambo Recipes/Ingredients 16 07-21-2010 07:52 PM
Fans of Mac & Jack's forgive me. Brewtopia Commercial Brew Discussion 26 03-16-2010 02:40 AM
Jack's at the Cannery PoorBoy California HomeBrew Forum 0 12-12-2008 12:58 PM
Wanted: Mac & Jack African Amber recepie superfluent Recipes/Ingredients 5 02-08-2008 04:14 PM
Need help altering a Mac and Jack's Clone StudentBrewer Recipes/Ingredients 0 12-10-2005 05:08 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS