Troegs Hopback Amber

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Hi all - curious if anyone has an all-grain recipe that they've liked? I've seen some old recipes based on a BYO replicator from years ago but there is some debate about the hops used in that recipe vs what's listed on Troeg's website etc.

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Love that beer, but have not had in ages. Troegs has tweaked the hops in a lot of their beers lately. Would think a grain bill like 70% Pils, 20% Munich and 10% Crystal 90 will get you in color range, 1.058-1.060 OG would be around 6%. As for hops, maybe some Nugget at 60, Crystal at 20...then a bunch of Nugget in hopback, or for homebrew...whirlpool post boil until you get to 55 IBUS. This is just a guess, but I have had some experience ballparking recipes based on their website ingredients list. Lot of breweries are very forthcoming too...shoot them an email and ask for a suggestion for a homebrew version recipe.
 

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Hi all - curious if anyone has an all-grain recipe that they've liked? I've seen some old recipes based on a BYO replicator from years ago but there is some debate about the hops used in that recipe vs what's listed on Troeg's website etc.

Thanks!
I like this beer a lot and brewed a clone of it about a year ago based on what was in my "BYO Big Book of Clones".

5 gallons, OG:1.063, FG=1.017, IBU=55, SRM=11, ABV=6% <-- my OG was a bit higher, my FG lower, my ABV higher

Malt: 10.3 lbs pilsner, 2.5 lbs munich (20L), .25 lbs crystal 20L and .25 lbs crystal 90L. Mash 152F for 60 mins

Hops: 1 oz. Nugget 60 min, 1 oz. Cascade 0 min, .5 oz. Willamette 0 min; .5 oz Cascade and .5 oz Crystal in hopback (whirlpool addition for me as I don't have a hopback).
WLP001/Wyeast 1056/US-05

It was a good beer, but I can't say it was a very close clone. There's something unique about Troeg's ales IMO ... I'd guess yeast but I've heard John Trogner say, "we use the same as Sierra Nevada", so I'm probably wrong. Fun fact: the Trogner brothers and I went to the same high school.

Cheers.
 
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