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Title: What is Snowcap?
Post by: wzl46 on December 11, 2009, 03:58:14 PM
It has been about 16 years since I was stationed at Ft. Lewis, Washington, and I consumed my fair share of Pyramid's Snowcap Ale.  That was back in the transition from BMC, so all I knew is that it was a good freakin' beer.  What style of beer is it, and would anybody know of a good AG clone recipe?  Thanks in advance for any info. 
Title: Re: What is Snowcap?
Post by: ndcube on December 11, 2009, 04:44:06 PM
I'm not familiar with the brew but this may be a start:

http://www.pyramidbrew.com/our-brews/snowcap#
Title: Re: What is Snowcap?
Post by: a10t2 on December 11, 2009, 04:45:23 PM
Quote from: http://www.pyramidbrew.com/our-brews/snowcap
Deep mahogany in color, our full-bodied winter warmer is brewed in the spirit of British winter ales. Crafted with a flurry of roasted chocolate and caramel malts, and generously hopped, it delivers a smooth finish that makes this beer the perfect cold weather companion.

Original Gravity:
17.3
Alcohol By Volume:
7.0%
Malts:
2-Row Barley, Caramel 80L, Chocolate Malt
Hops:
Nugget, Willamette, East Kent Goldings

Edit: damn you, ndcube!
Title: Re: What is Snowcap?
Post by: ndcube on December 11, 2009, 04:51:40 PM
Sorry.  Blame my job.  Kind of slow right now.
Title: Re: What is Snowcap?
Post by: denny on December 11, 2009, 04:55:31 PM
I think style wise Snow Cap is a winter warmer.  I came up with a fairly close recipe for it years back.  Thanks for the reminder....I may to to brew it again soon!
Title: Re: What is Snowcap?
Post by: bluesman on December 11, 2009, 05:58:10 PM
I've never tried it, bot would like to. It looks and sounds...well like a winter warmer. Pun intended.  ;D
Title: Re: What is Snowcap?
Post by: wzl46 on December 12, 2009, 03:38:58 PM
I think style wise Snow Cap is a winter warmer.  I came up with a fairly close recipe for it years back.  Thanks for the reminder....I may to to brew it again soon!

I did a search and found your recipe on tastybrew.  It says that there were some problems with the recipe.  Is there somewhere else that it is posted with corrections?
Title: Re: What is Snowcap?
Post by: denny on December 12, 2009, 04:04:16 PM
I think style wise Snow Cap is a winter warmer.  I came up with a fairly close recipe for it years back.  Thanks for the reminder....I may to to brew it again soon!

I did a search and found your recipe on tastybrew.  It says that there were some problems with the recipe.  Is there somewhere else that it is posted with corrections?

There's a correct version here...

http://wiki.americanhomebrewers.org/BlueMoonAle
Title: Re: What is Snowcap?
Post by: wzl46 on December 12, 2009, 04:32:34 PM
I think style wise Snow Cap is a winter warmer.  I came up with a fairly close recipe for it years back.  Thanks for the reminder....I may to to brew it again soon!

I did a search and found your recipe on tastybrew.  It says that there were some problems with the recipe.  Is there somewhere else that it is posted with corrections?

There's a correct version here...

http://wiki.americanhomebrewers.org/BlueMoonAle


Thank you sir.  I am definitely going to give this one a try.
Title: Re: What is Snowcap?
Post by: denny on December 12, 2009, 04:50:56 PM
I should add a warning about the WY1338.  It makes a great tasting beer, but it can take a long time to finish.  Be sure to pitch a large starter and aerate like heck.
Title: Re: What is Snowcap?
Post by: Hokerer on December 12, 2009, 06:40:56 PM
it can take a long time to finish.

"long", ha, aren't you just the master of understatement  :)  That stuff takes forever but on the plus side, it makes an entire loaf of bread on top of your beer.