January 31, 2009

Breckenridge Christmas Ale clone

Well, I don't have much, but consider this an early Superbowl gift: a clone recipe, from the December, 2004 issue of BYO.

5 gallons, all-grain OG = 1.078 FG = 1.020 IBU = 22 SRM = 21 ABV = 7.4%

14.66 lbs (6.6 kg) 2-row pale malt
1.5 lbs (.68 kg) crystal malt (60 L)
1.0 oz (28 g) chocolate malt
0.5 oz (14 g) black patent malt
1 rsp. Irish moss (15 mins)
6.1 AAU Chinook hops (60 mins)
0.51 oz/14 g of 12% alpha acids
3.8 AAU Mt. Hood hops (15 min)
0.76 oz/22g of 5% alpha acids
Wyeast 1272 (American Ale II) or White Labs (California V) yeast
3/4 cups corn sugar (for priming)

Step by step

Mash at 152 F (6 C) for 45 minutes. Boil wort for 90 minutes. Ferment at 70 F (21 C).

extract with grains recipe

4.0 lbs (1.8 kg) Breiss Light dried malt extract
5.25 (2.4 kg) Alexander's Pale liquid malt extract
1.5 lbs (.68 kg) crystal malt (60 L)
1.0 oz (28 g) chocolate malt
0.5 oz (14 g) black patent malt
1 rsp. Irish moss (15 mins)
6.1 AAU Chinook hops (60 mins)
0.51 oz/14 g of 12% alpha acids
3.8 AAU Mt. Hood hops (15 min)
0.76 oz/22g of 5% alpha acids
Wyeast 1272 (American Ale II) or White Labs (California V) yeast
3/4 cups corn sugar (for priming)

Step by step

Begin by heating 2.5 gallons of water in your brewpot. In a separate pot heat 0.5 gallons of water to 161 F. Place crushed grains in a steeping bag and submerge in water, steeping at 150 F for 30-45 minutes. After steep, remove grain bag and let drip dry. Add "grain tea" and dried malt extract to your brewing pot and bring to a boil. Boil for 60 minutes, adding hops at the specified times. With 15 minutes left in the boil, stir in Irish moss and liquid malt extract. After boil, coold wort and siphon to fermenter. Add water to make 5 gallons, aerate and pitch yeast. Ferment at 70 F.

All you brewers can fill in the holes from the article. The rest of you? Ask me questions in the comments or ask your local brewshop for help. At any rate, I plan to brew this soon and then followup with a clone of Fat Tire. This time, I hope to not add 2 gallons of dirty water from the garden hose.

Don't ask.

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