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Old 03-22-2005, 03:41 AM   #1
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does anyone have a recipe to make a ale from extract that taste like grolsch

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Old 03-23-2005, 06:43 PM   #2
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Feb 2005
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There's a book called Clone Brews, check it out for a Grolsch recipe.

I am at work and my book is at home. Sorry.
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Old 03-24-2005, 12:34 AM   #3
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Of course Grolsch is a lager, but here's the extract recipe from Clone Brews:

4oz 2.5L German light crystal malt
2oz German Munich malt

6.5lbs M&F extra light DME

1oz Northern Brewer hops for bittering

1tsp Irish moss and 1/4oz Hallertau Hersbrucker after boiling for 45 min

1/2oz Czech Saaz hops after boiling for 50 min

Recipe recommends Wyeast's 2042 Danish lager yeast.

Maybe someone can recommend a decent substitute for fermenting at ale temps. Of course it will still be different, but you should be able to get in the ballpark. I think it would benefit from a fairly long secondary, then cold conditioning for a while.

Best of luck, and welcome to the forum!

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Old 04-27-2010, 11:59 AM   #4
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If you are very patient you can brew lagers at room temp, just leave it for a very long time in the secondary. I have done 3 so far, no issues. They also take forever in the bottle.

I may try this recipe when I get some larger pots for all grain brewing, However this time I will lager in my keggerator, using a blanket or similar around my fermenter to help stabilize the temp as the air temp will vary 4 degrees, I am sure the liquid temp will only vary about 1 degree.

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Old 04-27-2010, 07:22 PM   #5
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As an ale, I'd use Safale 5 or something else that is fairly neutral.
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