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Avery Maharja Clone questions
« on: June 14, 2012, 08:23:43 PM »
I am looking at brewing a Maharaja clone.  I've seen some recipes with up to 18 lbs 2 row (for +/- five gallons) and some with more like 14-16 lbs 2 row and some DME or corn sugar to add alcohol.  Anyone have some experience on which way they have gone and how it's worked?

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Re: Avery Maharja Clone questions
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 09:18:36 PM »
It seems that this recipe has changed a lot over the years. But mostly the changes are in the hops; the grain bill is pretty consistent. No sugar in any of the recipes I've seen, and I think that is consistent with how this beer tastes from Avery; it's not super dry like some west-coast IPAs, it's just a bit sweeter finishing.

I've made the recipe below a couple of times (which I got from here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/maharaja-clone-93250/index2.html) and it is very good. 

The Maharaja
OG: 1.090
AE: 1.012
ABV: 10.24%   
IBUs: 102

Grist:
Pale 2-Row – 93.8%
Victory Malt – 3.1%
C-120 – 3.1%

Hops:
60min – Columbus (13.9% AA) – 1.09 oz
30min – Columbus (13.9% AA) – 1.09 oz
0min – Centennial (13.9% AA) – 2.18 oz
0min – Simcoe (11.4% AA) – 2.18 oz
Dry-Hop – Simcoe – 4.38 oz
Dry-Hop – Centennial – 2.18 oz
Dry-Hop – Chinook – 2.18 oz

« Last Edit: June 14, 2012, 09:27:01 PM by oly »

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Re: Avery Maharja Clone questions
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012, 09:39:20 PM »
The Brewing Network and Can You Brew It covered this awhile back, straight from Adam Avery's mouth:


http://thebrewingnetwork.com/shows/750
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/can-you-brew-recipe-avery-maharaja-242812/


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Re: Avery Maharja Clone questions
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2012, 09:45:38 PM »
Yeah, I've gone back and re-read that link and there's newer posts since when I brewed it  :) and it looks like they've now recommended some DME or sugar. I can say that the recipe I posted has fermented out to 1.012 so I guess it can be done, depends on the mash profile and ferment temp I suppose.

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Re: Avery Maharja Clone questions
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 09:16:26 AM »
I am looking at brewing a Maharaja clone.  I've seen some recipes with up to 18 lbs 2 row (for +/- five gallons) and some with more like 14-16 lbs 2 row and some DME or corn sugar to add alcohol.  Anyone have some experience on which way they have gone and how it's worked?

Thanks Colin, I know you can brew a good version........