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Sweetwater420 clone
« on: December 07, 2011, 04:41:34 PM »
I am looking for a clone for an all grain Sweetwater 420 clone. There is a website that sells the ingredients bundled, but I don't know if I trust the hop schedule (or lack of one) given. Here's the link :http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com/recipe/d66b18b3/   
Any suggestions or opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Re: Sweetwater420 clone
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2011, 04:57:07 PM »
I don't really taste the munich in 420 but other than that it looks pretty good.  That beer's been around for a while so I would not be suprised at all if it was all Cascade.

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Re: Sweetwater420 clone
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2011, 08:34:45 PM »
But would it be all at 60 minutes? Or should I split up the hop times? That's what I was curious about. (I am a new to AG brewing)

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Re: Sweetwater420 clone
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2011, 08:47:42 PM »
A 60 minute addition is for bittering only. You will not get very much flavor and even less aroma if you go all 60 min. My guess is that beer uses a small 60 minute addition, a moderate amount of hops around the 20 minute and then additions at 10 and flame out. Cascade would be a good choice, or Centennial or a blend of both. I personally think they use hop extracts, but you should still be able to come up with a decent close.
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Re: Sweetwater420 clone
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011, 09:57:15 AM »
right, I'd definitely use a recipe calculator (or do the math yourself) to bitter the beer to no more than 30 IBUs.