The Mad Elf

Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

Hammy71

Senior Member
HBT Supporter
Joined
Sep 12, 2008
Messages
6,039
Reaction score
686
Location
Maryland
I picked up a sixer of Troegs Mad Elf last week and I gotta say I really enjoy this beer. Not cheap...but most of what I will drink isn't, so I didn't even cringe at the price. Even the Swmbo liked it.... Anyway...is there a recipe out there for this? Hoping to maybe make a batch this spring and let it age until next Christmas....Thanks.....
 

Arazcamaro

Member
Joined
Nov 27, 2008
Messages
22
Reaction score
0
Location
Chesterfield, VA
I picked up a single a couple weeks ago and really enjoyed it. It was scary how easy it went down for being 11% ABV. Here's the reciepe:

Ingredients:
4 pounds Pilsner Malt
4 pounds Munich Malt
1/2 pound Chocolate Malt
1 pound Honey
3.5 pounds Amber Liquid Malt Extract
2 pounds Amber Dry Malt Extract
4 ounces Cherry Juice concentrate
3/4 ounce Hallertau Hops for 50 minutes
1/4 ounce Saaz Hops for 20 minutes

Procedure:
Do a partial mash with the grains. Add the honey and malt extracts and bring to a boil. Add yeast (you may even be able to do a yeast starter from one of your bottles). After primary fermentation is complete, rack to secondary and add the cherry juice. I would let this in the secondary for about 4 - 6 weeks before bottling.

**pulled from: http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/1044403
 

Natron008

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 23, 2008
Messages
192
Reaction score
3
I have it upon good authority that, this is a bit closer to their actual ratio...

5 lb. Pilsner
3 lb. Munich
1/4 lb. Chocolate
+ Crystal & Special B in small proportions (1/8lb maybe?)


I plan on getting a batch of this stuff going ASAP!!
 

DubbelDach

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2008
Messages
1,268
Reaction score
56
Location
Lancaster, PA
This worked well for me last year:

15 lbs. Belgian Pils
1 lbs. German Light Munich
2 oz. Belgian Chocolate Malt

3 lbs. Clover Honey (at flameout)

.5 oz. Saaz (Pellets, 5.00 %AA) boiled 60 min.
.25 oz. Saaz (Pellets, 5.00 %AA) boiled 30 min.
.5 oz. Hallertau (Whole, 4.50 %AA) boiled 10 min.

5 pounds Bing Cherries (frozen, thawed, pitted, pasteurized, added to 2ndary)

White Labs WLP570 Belgian Golden Ale
 

Natron008

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 23, 2008
Messages
192
Reaction score
3
This worked well for me last year:

15 lbs. Belgian Pils
1 lbs. German Light Munich
2 oz. Belgian Chocolate Malt

3 lbs. Clover Honey (at flameout)

.5 oz. Saaz (Pellets, 5.00 %AA) boiled 60 min.
.25 oz. Saaz (Pellets, 5.00 %AA) boiled 30 min.
.5 oz. Hallertau (Whole, 4.50 %AA) boiled 10 min.

5 pounds Bing Cherries (frozen, thawed, pitted, pasteurized, added to 2ndary)

White Labs WLP570 Belgian Golden Ale

How close would you say you came? Any changes/tweaks you'd make?
 

DubbelDach

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2008
Messages
1,268
Reaction score
56
Location
Lancaster, PA
How close would you say you came? Any changes/tweaks you'd make?
The color isn't perfect.... A little muddy and hazy instead of clear red, but I'm not filtering.

Flavor-wise, I'd maybe drop back to 3-4 lbs of cherries. Mine was a little sweeter than theirs, but all-in-all, I'd do it again.
 
Top