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Magic Hat #9 Clone
« on: February 20, 2013, 01:19:13 PM »
I brewed this and just now getting to taste it....really like it. Magic Hat#9 is a vermont brewer (http://www.magichat.net/elixirs/9).  found this recipe and went with it. must say its very close and tastes great. the apricot puree gives it the same fruit taste without the sweetness, very similar to magic hat #9.

anyway, here's the recipe if interested:

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Magic Hat 9 Clone
Brewer: ken
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Pale Ale (not quite a pale ale)
TYPE: All Grain
 

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 7.63 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6.50 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.75 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.50 gal
Estimated OG: 1.052 SG
Estimated Color:9.0 SRM
Estimated IBU: 20.5 IBUs
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
10 lbs 8.0 oz         Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        87.5 %       
1 lbs                 Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)    Grain         2        8.3 %         
8.0 oz                Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)             Grain         3        4.2 %         
0.25 oz               Warrior [15.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min        Hop           4        12.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min         Hop           5        6.4 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 3.0 min          Hop           6        2.2 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               British Ale (White Labs #WLP005) [35.49  Yeast         7        -             
48.00 oz              Apricot Puree (Secondary 5.0 days)       Flavor        8        -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 12 lbs
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Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 21.98 qt of water at 164.3 F        152.0 F       60 min       
mash out          Add 6.00 qt of water and heat to 188.0F  168.0 F    1 min 
batch sparge     14.00 qt of water 190F, drain

2 weeks in carboy at 65F
add apricot puree and let sit another week at 68F
transfer to keg and cold condition at 45F for 2 weeks.       

« Last Edit: February 20, 2013, 01:33:49 PM by wort-h.o.g. »
Ken
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Re: Magic Hat #9 Clone
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 01:27:39 PM »
You are dead to me....;)
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

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Re: Magic Hat #9 Clone
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 01:30:48 PM »
Ken
Chagrin Falls, OH
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harveys-Brewhaus/405092862905115

On Tap or bottled:     Lagering / Conditioning:
German Pils                   Helles Bock
Dunkelweizen                ViennaMandarina IPA
Saison                          Northern German Pils 
Robust Porter                Red X IPA
Cider
ViennaMandarina IPA
Chardonnay
Riesling
Gewürztraminer

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Re: Magic Hat #9 Clone
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 01:32:12 PM »
You are dead to me....;)

huh???

Just funnin' ya...I really hate that beer.  Of course, there's no reason your tastes should necessarily be like mine.  Glad ya enjoy it!
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Re: Magic Hat #9 Clone
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013, 01:36:31 PM »
You are dead to me....;)

huh???

Just funnin' ya...I really hate that beer.  Of course, there's no reason your tastes should necessarily be like mine.  Glad ya enjoy it!

got it...yeah pretty much you like or not. i'm not an IPA guy, and most don't understand why.  just don't care for high hopped beer is all. i lived in germany for many years, and just got used to certain types of beer..and its stuck with me.  a good hefeweizen or german pils suits me just about right ;D
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On Tap or bottled:     Lagering / Conditioning:
German Pils                   Helles Bock
Dunkelweizen                ViennaMandarina IPA
Saison                          Northern German Pils 
Robust Porter                Red X IPA
Cider
ViennaMandarina IPA
Chardonnay
Riesling
Gewürztraminer

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Re: Magic Hat #9 Clone
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2013, 02:06:38 PM »
I liked it when I first had it.

Then a while back I bought a six pack.  Terrible.  I don't know if they changed something, or if I was just goofy when I first tried it.  I was really disappointed, because I remember it not being terrible.

If anyone wants it, they can come by and take the remaining bottles.
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Re: Magic Hat #9 Clone
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2013, 02:11:11 PM »
I liked it when I first had it.

Then a while back I bought a six pack.  Terrible.  I don't know if they changed something, or if I was just goofy when I first tried it.  I was really disappointed, because I remember it not being terrible.

If anyone wants it, they can come by and take the remaining bottles.

not bragging by any means, but i do prefer my version better than theirs. more body, nice aroma and dry finish. i hear you about the original magic hat vs today..that's exactly what lead me to make my own.
Ken
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On Tap or bottled:     Lagering / Conditioning:
German Pils                   Helles Bock
Dunkelweizen                ViennaMandarina IPA
Saison                          Northern German Pils 
Robust Porter                Red X IPA
Cider
ViennaMandarina IPA
Chardonnay
Riesling
Gewürztraminer

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Re: Magic Hat #9 Clone
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2013, 02:18:10 PM »
i hear you about the original magic hat vs today..that's exactly what lead me to make my own.

Did they change brewers or something?

I remember when I first had it thinking it was different, but it was good.  Just not the same experience last time I had it.
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Re: Magic Hat #9 Clone
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2013, 02:20:22 PM »
i hear you about the original magic hat vs today..that's exactly what lead me to make my own.


Did they change brewers or something?

I remember when I first had it thinking it was different, but it was good.  Just not the same experience last time I had it.

no change in owners or brewery that i'm aware of. i suspect they changed the recipe for some reason, or they are cheating the process to pump up the volume.
Ken
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On Tap or bottled:     Lagering / Conditioning:
German Pils                   Helles Bock
Dunkelweizen                ViennaMandarina IPA
Saison                          Northern German Pils 
Robust Porter                Red X IPA
Cider
ViennaMandarina IPA
Chardonnay
Riesling
Gewürztraminer

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Re: Magic Hat #9 Clone
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2013, 02:30:21 PM »
i hear you about the original magic hat vs today..that's exactly what lead me to make my own.

Did they change brewers or something?

I remember when I first had it thinking it was different, but it was good.  Just not the same experience last time I had it.

Maybe your tastes have changed? I know that when I first got into craft beer 15 years ago or so, #9 was pretty damn good compared to what was out there. Now that I've really honed in on my palate, fruit-flavored beers (even well-made ones) don't do a heck of a lot for me. MH still makes some fantastic beers (so glad they brought back Heart of Darkness this winter - one of my all-time favorite stouts), but my tastes have evolved far from the #9's of this world at this point.
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