Sunday, November 28, 2010

#35: Beta Prince Pale Ale 2

Alpha King is my favorite beer available in these here United States. I tried a clone very early (March?) that was tasty, but wasn't near enough to the real thing. Kinda butterscotch-y, if memory serves.

Well, I've learned a lot in the last 11 months, and it's time for another go. I basically took the BYO grain bill and Don Osborn's hop schedule (because it matched more closely to what is in Alpha King).   More complex from a recipe standpoint than the previous incarnation, where I pretty much focused on the hops and with with a base grain bill.

This one came out great.  Almost spot-on.

Beta Prince (take 2)
Brewer: Swenocha
Style: American Pale Ale
Batch: 2.40 gal Extract with grains

Recipe Gravity: 1.068 OG
Recipe Bitterness: 67 IBU
Recipe Color: 13° SRM
Estimated FG: 1.017
Alcohol by Volume: 6.5%
Alcohol by Weight: 5.1%

CaraMunich 0.06 lb, Grain, Steeped
CaraPils 0.06 lb, Grain, Steeped
Crystal 60L 0.06 lb, Grain, Steeped
Light LME 4.00 lb, Extract, Extract
Melanoidin 0.06 lb, Grain, Steeped
Pale Malt (Belgian) 0.50 lb, Grain, Steeped
Special "B" (Belgian) 0.06 lb, Grain, Steeped

Cascade 1.00 oz, Pellet, 60 minutes
Warrior 0.33 oz, Pellet, 30 minutes
Centennial 0.50 oz, Pellet, 5 minutes
Centennial 0.50 oz, Pellet, 0 minutes

S-33 yeast 1.00 unit, Yeast

Saturday, November 20, 2010

#34: Black Eye Mock

I took a Shiner Bock clone from BYO and ran it as a 'mock-bock' ale with Nottingham. From what I've read, I should bump the hops a bit higher than I would as a lager but otherwise run the same recipe, so I bumped the IBU from 17 to 21 (not a significant change, but...). 

Black Eye Mock
Brewer: swenocha
Style: Traditional Bock
Batch: 5.00 galExtract

Recipe Gravity: 1.045 OG
Recipe Bitterness: 21 IBU
Recipe Color: 12° SRM
Estimated FG: 1.011
Alcohol by Volume: 4.3%
Alcohol by Weight: 3.4%

Light LME 3.30 lb, Extract, Extract
Corn Syrup 1.90 lb, Sugar, Other
Crystal 60L 0.66 lb, Grain, Steeped
Munich (US) 1.00 lb, Grain, Steeped
Roasted Barley 0.05 lb, Grain, Steeped
Six-row (US) 0.25 lb, Grain, Steeped

Brewers Gold 0.75 oz, Pellet, 60 minutes

Nottingham yeast 1.00 unit, Yeast

Result was unbelievably similar clone of Shiner.  Good reviews all around...