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Was telling a buddy of mine about BTHA yesterday and I decided I wanted to brew up a clone of it as my next batch. I did a search on here for posts that I have read fairly recently with AG clones, but couldnt find them. If you have a AG clone, would you mind sharing?

Thanks!

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I'm sorry its not all grain, but I do have an extract clone and I'm sure with some fiddling you could make this an all grain recipe pretty easy. Its not an exact clone but you can definitely tell what beer it is imitating. Its for a five gallon batch

9.15 lb gold malt liquid extract
1 lb carmel 60 steeped
1 oz centennial 60 min
1 oz centennial 25 min
2 oz centennial 5 min
1 oz centennial dry hop
us-05 yeast

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Most of the AG recipes I've seen follow this one pretty closely. Next time I do this one, I plan on upping the bittering hops by between 1/4 and 1/2 oz. (either that or add a hop addition at 30 minutes). The last few times I've made this it didn't seem quite bitter enough.


OG 1.064 FG 1.010 ABV 7% (I believe based on a 75% efficiency)

10 lbs Pale malt
2 lbs Vienna malt
8 oz Carapils/Dextrin
8 oz Caramel/Crystal 20*L

single infusion mash at 152*

pellet hops:

1 oz Centennial 9.5%AA 60 min
" " " " " 15 min
" " " " " 5 min
" " " " " 1 min
" " " " " dry hop

Danstar Nottingham or White Labs WLP001 yeast

let mature two months after bottling

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So what is everyone's target IBU? I have read that it should be 62, yet neither of the hop schedules above get me to that...?? So should I just go with the lower IBU or jack it up to 62 any way that I can?

Thanks!

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The recipes I have say anywhere from 40 to 70 IBU. I agree that the hop schedule above doesn't seem to get the right bitterness. Personally I will add more hops next time I make it.

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Mine was 60 with the following hop schedule (2.4 gallon batch)

0.50 oz Centennial Pellet 55 minutes
0.50 oz Centennial Pellet 20 minutes
1.00 oz Centennial Pellet 5 minutes
0.50 oz Centennial Pellet Dry Hop

How low are you with your IBUs?

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Brew City wrote:

Mine was 60 with the following hop schedule (2.4 gallon batch)

0.50 oz Centennial Pellet 55 minutes
0.50 oz Centennial Pellet 20 minutes
1.00 oz Centennial Pellet 5 minutes
0.50 oz Centennial Pellet Dry Hop

How low are you with your IBUs?


Ahhhhhh... there's my big problem. 2.4 gallon! :) I am gonna run an 11 gallon batch and even at 5 gallon, I was still off. Makes sense... dont be a moron there Dog! Whooops!

So, this is what I am going to go with for mine...

11 gallons @ 72% efficiency...

25.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 80.65 %
4.00 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 12.90 %
1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.23 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 3.23 %
2.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (60 min) Hops 27.6 IBU
3.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (25 min) Hops 28.8 IBU
2.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (5 min) Hops 5.5 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (1 min) Hops 0.6 IBU

Now I need to come up with a good porter recipe, like Flying Dog's Gonzo Imperial Porter. I have never liked porters (other than Mr. Wagoner) until I tried the Gonzo Imperial Porter... did take about 3 sips to get into it, but it was tasty after that! :)

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Along the lines of the Gonzo Imperial Porter, I present to thee what will be my first attempt at a porter...

11 gallon recipe @ 72% Efficiency...

27.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 67.50 %
8.00 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 20.00 %
3.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 7.50 %
1.50 lb Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 3.75 %
0.50 lb Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 1.25 %
2.00 oz Warrior [15.00 %] (90 min) Hops 39.1 IBU
1.50 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (60 min) Hops 15.5 IBU
2.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (50 min) Hops 12.8 IBU
2.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (35 min) Hops 11.1 IBU
2.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (15 min) Hops 6.7 IBU

It will also be dry hopped with a decent amount of cascades :)

Est Original Gravity: 1.094 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.024 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 9.18 %
Bitterness: 85.2 IBU
Est Color: 40.8 SRM

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Jcmccoy wrote:


"Tasting Notes: Extremely drinkable. This clone is as perfect as I can tell."

Ohhhh, that sounds good!!! I am pretty close to that one also. My hop schedule is off though from it, which puts my IBU's 10 points higher. Hmmm....

Thanks!

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Yup no prob When ever I want to do a clone I just Google "name of beer" clone recipe. Then look though till I find a few that are the same.

I use this web site for a ton of clones

http://www.brew365.com/recipes.php

I did his Alpha king clone.... it bottled it on Friday. The hydro sample was THE SHIT!

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