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I am trying to come up with a nice copper-ish ale for this spring/summer. I looked Redhook's Copperale and Boulder Beer's Singletrack for some ideas.

Here is what I came up with:

Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 5.72 gal
Estimated OG: 1.053 SG
Estimated Color: 11.4 SRM
Estimated IBU: 24.2 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
7.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 66.67 %
2.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 19.05 %
1.50 lb Rye, Flaked (2.0 SRM) Grain 14.29 %
1.00 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] (55 min) Hops 15.7 IBU
0.50 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] (30 min) Hops 6.2 IBU
0.25 oz Nugget [13.00 %] (5 min) Hops 2.3 IBU
I have not really decided on mash schedule and yeast yet, but I thought about Wyeast American Ale II, Wyeast Northwest Ale (#1332) or maybe even Wyeast Cali Lager. Mash will most likely be at 152 for 60min w/ single infusion.

Let me know what you think.
 

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I am trying to come up with a nice copper-ish ale for this spring/summer. I looked Redhook's Copperale and Boulder Beer's Singletrack for some ideas.

Here is what I came up with:



I have not really decided on mash schedule and yeast yet, but I thought about Wyeast American Ale II, Wyeast Northwest Ale (#1332) or maybe even Wyeast Cali Lager. Mash will most likely be at 152 for 60min w/ single infusion.

Let me know what you think.
I have never had the Boulder Beer's Singletrack but I am planning on brewing a copperhook clone soon and feel like I got a good shot at cloning it. Between their website and emailing them I came up with the following and seen in this thread https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/no-love-copper-ales-19930/index3.html


Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 7.12 gal
Estimated OG: 1.054 SG
Estimated Color: 11.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 20.3 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 85.00 %
Boil Time: 75 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
8.50 lb Great Western American Pale (3.0 SRM) Grain 88.82 %
0.68 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 7.11 %
0.39 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 4.08 %
1.00 oz Williamette [5.50 %] (60 min) Hops 17.9 IBU
0.50 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (10 min) Hops 2.4 IBU
1 Pkgs Northwest Ale (White Labs #WLP041) [StartYeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: My Mash
Total Grain Weight: 9.57 lb
 
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Completely forgot about this...until just now ;) I def agree with the Western Am. Pale, but I am not sure if I want to go with it since I would have to order it somewhere online. I think I will give it a shot this weekend. How were your results?
 

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Try some victory (.5#) in there. It gives a nice little malty flavor that backs the copper color up.
 

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How'd this turn out? I am trying to come up with a clone for boulder beer's singletrack and wanted to see how yours was.
 

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Here is my recipe for my Copper Ale. I have brewed this several times and it is always received quite well and never seems to last long:) Let me know if you try it and what you think!

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 8.95 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6.95 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 6.25 gal
Bottling Volume: 6.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.064 SG
Estimated Color: 12.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 54.5 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 86.4 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
6.25 gal Chicago, IL Water 1 -
10 lbs 7.8 oz Maris Otter (Crisp) (4.0 SRM) Grain 2 78.9 %
13.5 oz Wheat - White Malt (Briess) (2.3 SRM) Grain 3 6.3 %
11.3 oz Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 4 5.3 %
9.0 oz Melanoiden Malt (20.0 SRM) Grain 5 4.2 %
8.5 oz Caramel Malt - 80L 6-Row (Briess) (80.0 Grain 6 4.0 %
2.5 oz Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 7 1.2 %
1.31 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 8 44.3 IBUs
1.31 oz Willamette [5.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 9 10.2 IBUs
0.31 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 10 -
0.31 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 5.0 mins) Other 11 -
1.3 pkg American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 Yeast 12 -
2.50 oz Willamette [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 13 lbs 4.7 oz
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 4.40 gal of water at 163.0 F 152.0 F 60 min

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (1.79gal, 4.60gal) of 168.0 F water
 

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If it were my brew I would scale back a little on the crystal a little and throw in some munich. I really like the flavor munich adds in and it would help achieve the color you are looking for. Cheers and let us know how it turns out.
 
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