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Old 02-06-2008, 03:16 AM   #1
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Default Fuller's 1845 Clone

This is one of my favorite beers in the world. I have done some Internet research and came up with what I thought would be a good clone. I took my first whack at it by doing a 5 gallon batch on 11/25/07 and I have started sampling now. Since finding a good clone for this on the web seems to be difficult, I am publishing my results here in case it motivates someone to improve on it. I am especially looking for any feedback from 1845 drinkers:

Batch Size (Gal): 5.50 Wort Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 12.00
Anticipated OG: 1.061 Plato: 14.90
Anticipated SRM: 15.3
Anticipated IBU: 33.5
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 90 Minutes


% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
79.2 9.50 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) Great Britain 1.038 3
8.3 1.00 lbs. Aromatic Malt Belgium 1.036 25
4.2 0.50 lbs. Crystal 60L Great Britain 1.034 60
4.2 0.50 lbs. Special B Malt Belgian 1.030 135
4.2 0.50 lbs. Amber Malt Great Britain 1.032 35


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
1.16 oz. Goldings - E.K. Whole 6.00 29.6 90 min.
0.50 oz. Goldings - E.K. Whole 6.00 3.9 20 min.

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Mash Type: Single Step

Grain Lbs: 12.00
Water Qts: 13.80 - Before Additional Infusions
Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.15 - Before Additional Infusions

Saccharification Rest Temp : 154F

My impressions in a head-to-head comparison at 50F:

I tried my clone first and it has the right malt flavor and a nice malty aroma with a hint of alcohol. I thought is was right on target from what I remember of 1845. I then sipped the 1845 and found the flavors to be close to the same, just much more intense. I thought my grain bill and the 154F rest would do the trick, but the flavor was not nearly intense enough. Thing is, the color is right on. I may increase all of the grains except the pale malt by 50% unless someone can suggest something else. The hops bitterness was a bit low as well. It could use about a 10% to 15% bump.

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I know this a a 3 year old thread but since I am drinking a Fuller´s 1845 right now I may just as well put my thought down here.

I think you need to up the pilsner malt to 12 lbs and increase the bittering hops to 2 oz. at least.

To me the 1845 is like a more alcoholic slightly darker India Pale Ale, and if I had to place it in a certain style it would be just there, an Indian Pale Ale.

I made one (IPA) with some Munich malt and CaraMunich malt that fermented to 6.3% ABV and it is just like 1845. Overly hoppy with some malt caracters and a clear alcoholic kick to it.

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