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Offline Al-Loves-Wine

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Red Racer Clone
« on: July 12, 2014, 10:20:30 PM »
This is my attempt at a Red Racer clone, Central City has their hop and malt ingredients on their website, I didn't use Carastan or Superior Pale Malt, just what I had, but BeerSmith got me nearly spot on to the IBU and SRM with what I had for ingredients. Got 80% efficiency on this, every beer I've done lately I've had awesome efficiency with, think I finally have my crush fine enough that I'm even blowing the BeerSmith estimates away, with a 1.070 on this one. ABV will be higher than Red Racer, but who complains about a higher ABV?

Recipe: Red Racer Clone
Brewer: Al
Asst Brewer: My Dog
Style: American IPA
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 8.41 gal
Post Boil Volume: 7.28 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 6.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.25 gal
Estimated OG: 1.064 SG actual was 1.070
Estimated Color: 13.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 80.1 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 84.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
6 lbs                 Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        41.4 %       
6 lbs                 Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)         Grain         2        41.4 %       
1 lbs                 Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM)   Grain         3        6.9 %         
1 lbs                 Munich Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM)             Grain         4        6.9 %         
8.0 oz               Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM)                  Grain         5        3.4 %         
1.00 oz             German Magnum [14.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min         Hop           6        36.8 IBUs     
1.25 oz             Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min     Hop           7        25.3 IBUs     
1.20 Items        Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins)        Fining        8        -             
1.00 oz             Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min   Hop           9        11.1 IBUs     
1.00 oz             Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min          Hop           10       6.8 IBUs     
1.0 pkg             American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 Yeast         11       -             
1.00 oz             Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Day Hop           12       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz             Centennial [10.00 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days  Hop           13       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz             Simcoe [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days      Hop           14       0.0 IBUs     


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 14 lbs 8.0 oz
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Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 21.32 qt of water at 163.5 F        150.0 F       75 min       

Sparge: Batch sparge with 5.62 gal water at 168.0 F
Notes:
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Created with BeerSmith 2 - http://www.beersmith.com
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Re: Red Racer Clone
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014, 11:09:31 AM »
Nice! Let us know how it turns out. I'm sure it will be delicious.!
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Re: Red Racer Clone
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 01:48:31 PM »
I made a clone that I based off a recipe from Dan's Homebrewing in Vancouver that apparently got the nod from one of the brewers at Central City. The original grain bill was 15lbs E.S.B. malt and crystal 70/80 but I kept the hop schedule.

5 Gal
12.75 lbs 2-row
0.75 lbs Munich Malt
1 lbs Crystal 15
0.25 lbs Crystal 40

60 min 25 AAU Magnum
15 min 1.3 oz Centennial
Finish 1.2 oz Simcoe/Centennial
Dry Hop 1 oz Amarillo/Cascade

I'm pretty sure I found Simcoe but I can't remember. It turned out pretty damn close and was probably one of the better IPAs ive personally made.

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Re: Red Racer Clone
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2014, 03:06:41 PM »
Nice! I am excited to get it kegged and drinking it. The wort tasted really good. Hopefully I will make it to a meeting after its done.

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Re: Red Racer Clone
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2014, 01:22:34 PM »
What's the verdict on this one Al?
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Re: Red Racer Clone
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2014, 04:55:27 PM »
I was lucky enough to try it... It was very close to the the real thing and just as delicious!
Gave it 4.5 stars on Untappd  :rock:

This recipe is on my ever growing "to brew" list.
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Re: Red Racer Clone
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2014, 08:48:42 PM »
Well I've been inhaling the keg, so I definitely like it.  :drink:

I did change one thing on the recipe in dry hopping, I left out the centennial and used an ounce of the German magnum instead to achieve the spice.

I would like to get my hands on a bag of Carastan and Superior Pale malt though, if you look on Centrals website they state they use those two malts with the Marris Otter to get 14 SRM, mine was 13.3 with the Crystal 100 and still darker than the actual RR. So that being said, Dave carries those two malts at Everwood, so I will try this one again with those malts and see if I can get it closer.