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Offline Thomas

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Captain hooked on bitters, Red hook clone
« on: March 13, 2011, 01:54:48 PM »
Captain hooked on Bitters, Red hook clone
8-C Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
Author: Thomas
Date: 11-03-12

Size: 5 gal
Efficiency: 75.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 185.67 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.056 (1.048 - 1.060)
Terminal Gravity: 1.014 (1.010 - 1.016)
Color: 15.07 (6.0 - 18.0)
Alcohol: 5.49% (4.6% - 6.2%)
Bitterness: 38.8 (30.0 - 50.0)

Ingredients:
8.0 lb Maris Otter
1 lb Victory® Malt
1 lb Crystal 60
0.5 lb Cara-Pils® Malt
0.30 oz Willamette (4.8%) - added during boil, boiled 60.0 min
0.35 oz Fuggle (4.8%) - added during boil, boiled 60.0 min
0.50 oz Saaz (5.8%) - added during boil, boiled 30.0 min
0.65 oz Willamette (4.8%) - added during boil, boiled 20.0 min
0.65 oz Saaz (5.8%) - added during boil, boiled 50.0 min
1.0 ea WYeast 1098 British Ale

Schedule:
Ambient Air: 70.0 °F
Source Water: 60.0 °F
Elevation: 0.0 m

00:03:00 Mash in - Liquor: 3.28 gal; Strike: 169.66 °F; Target: 156.0 °F
01:03:00 Mash - Rest: 60.0 min; Final: 156.0 °F
01:18:00 Batch sparge - First runnings: 0.0 gal sparge @ 168.0 °F, 0.0 min; Sparge : 3.91 gal sparge @ 168.0 °F, 15.0 min; Total Runoff: 6.11 gal

Results generated by BeerTools Pro 1.5.12

The original recipe calls for Tettnang hops at 30 and 5, but I only had Saaz on hand which is a acceptable substitute. The willamette/fuggle mix at 60 was used because I only had 0.35 oz of fuggles left and I wanted to use them up. The full pound of victory/biscuit makes this one really malty beer so dial it back a bit if you dont like that bit malt/biscuit flavor.

Offline Brian_S

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Re: Captain hooked on bitters, Red hook clone
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011, 10:00:35 PM »
I've done the Redhook clone from clone brews (very close to this) and it was most likely one of the best brews I've made yet.

Good choice.

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Re: Captain hooked on bitters, Red hook clone
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011, 08:35:27 PM »
bumping this up for Ian, this is the bitter recipe I was talking about at the meeting.

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Re: Captain hooked on bitters, Red hook clone
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 08:41:26 PM »
What does the Victory bring to the table here?
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Re: Captain hooked on bitters, Red hook clone
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2011, 10:12:50 PM »
Try roasting some 2 row for 15 mins at 350F....same basic thing.  It a nice bready kind of taste from me experience.

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Re: Captain hooked on bitters, Red hook clone
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2011, 10:24:06 PM »
So similar to the difference between MO + 2-Row then?
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Re: Captain hooked on bitters, Red hook clone
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2011, 12:34:18 PM »
Victory/Biscuit/Amber, NG calls them all the same thing. Im pretty sure the profile for Victory and Biscuit is the same thing. Like Brian said, they give a nice bready, biscuity taste to a beer. A full pound is a little over the top, but I let it age for 6 weeks in the carboy and a further 1-2 weeks in the keg and it came out fantastic. This is defenitly a beer that benefits from yeast selection too. Ringwood made it taste amazing, but when I brewed it again with English ale, it was only so-so.

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Re: Captain hooked on bitters, Red hook clone
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2011, 12:36:36 PM »
Thanks Thomas.  This will be my next brew.

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Re: Captain hooked on bitters, Red hook clone
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2011, 02:23:21 PM »
Brewed this today but went with

0.5 oz nugget 60min
1oz northern brewer 20min
0.5 northern brewer  10min
1oz Willamette  5min

ringwood yeast

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Re: Captain hooked on bitters, Red hook clone
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2011, 10:28:45 AM »
Just had my first glass and it's a winner. I'll be making this again for sure.   Good Stuff :chug: