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Shock Top Clone

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I'm looking for a clone recipe for the Shock Top. I don't go AG yet so it will have to be a PM clone recipe. Any help here would be appreciated. I was going to clone the new BL Golden Wheat but from what i've heard the Shocktop is better.

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2.4 or 5 gal?
I suppose one could do the math.
I brewed a wheat that tasted almost exactly like it.
5gal batch
5 lbs alexanders wheat LME
1/2 lb light DME
3/4 lb honey
3/4 oz cascade @ 60
1/3 oz tett @ 15
wyeast 1010

very active ferment
wheats and good yeast tend to blow out

Anyway I swear it was almost exactly like Shocktop
good luck

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aren't you a wee light on the "ME"? If it's a 5 gallon, I would think you'd want 6 pounds. For a 2.4 gallon, that would be more than enough Malt Extract. Just askin'... :stout:

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Alright, thanks..... I'll see how that one plugs into Beersmith. I'm thinking of doing a batch the shocktop clone.

While searching I found this PDF file on the ingredients of the shocktop so I may also try to scale this back to a 2.4 gallon recipe as well.

Shock Top Belgian White is brewed with two-row barley
and wheat malts and imported Hallertau hops, as well as a
blend of the classically aromatic Cascade and Willamette
hops. Orange, lemon and lime peels and coriander added to
the brewkettle contribute to the aroma and taste.

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That sounds good, Rabbit. Let us know how it goes - I've been looking to do a clone of Shock Top, too.

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So through research and messing around on Beersmith, this is the recipe i've come up with for a Shocktop clone:

Shock Top Clone

Type: Partial Mash
Date: 5/12/2010
Batch Size: 2.40 gal
Brewer: Dan
Boil Size: 1.70 gal
Boil Time: 40 min
Equipment: brew Pot (2.5 Gallon)
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00


Amount Item Type % or IBU
1 lbs Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 25.00 %
8.0 oz Wheat Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 12.50 %
2 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 50.00 %
8.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 12.50 %
0.25 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [4.00 %] (40 min) Hops 5.1 IBU
0.25 oz Williamette [5.50 %] (25 min) Hops 5.6 IBU
0.25 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (15 min) Hops 4.0 IBU
0.10 oz Williamette [5.50 %] (7 min) Hops 0.9 IBU
0.10 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (5 min) Hops 0.6 IBU
0.05 oz Lemon Peel (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
0.05 oz Lime Peel (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
0.10 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
0.10 oz Orange Peel, Sweet (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Belgian Wit Ale (White Labs #WLP400) Yeast-Wheat

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.051 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.16 %
Bitterness: 16.2 IBU
Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 4.5 SRM

I'm not really sure what type of efficiency to expect on my first try but I figure if i'm within .005 of my estimated OG than I will be happy with the results. My color is a tad high for a Wit, should be between 2-4 so its not too far off, so i'm not too worried about that.

I'm planning on mashing on the stove top. After my initial mash I will drain the wort into my brew pot. Than I will add the sparge water to the grains and allow to sit for 15 more minutes before draining again, adding the rest of the amount for full boil, and proceeding with my 50 minute boil.

The amount of Orange, Lemon, and Lime peels may change depending on how i'm feeling at the moment. I used 1/2 teaspoon of coriander for my last batch and am still waiting to test that. I may try it before I brew this up to have a better idea of how the coriander effects the brew and add/subtract based on that.

How much Orange peel have you used to brew with and how was the taste effected?

Anyone care to add anything or comment?

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So I stopped drinking this beer a while back because I didn't care for the taste of it. It just had a weird twang to it. I think it was from the lactose I added to it at bottling but not positive. Anyways, I drank one a few nights ago for the first time in probably 6 months. I absolutely couldn't believe the difference in the taste. The coriander seed and the orange peel taste was definitely coming through so much better and the after taste that I really couldn't stand was no longer there.

Just another testament to forgetting about a beer and letting it do its work in the bottle, whether its an extra week or an extra 6 months!

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