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Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« on: March 24, 2015, 07:40:13 PM »
Following the release of the recipe for Stone Pale Ale, Stone has now released the official recipe for Levitation. Note the relatively high and short mash.


http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/03/exclusive-stone-beer-shares-recipe-for-discontinue.html


It is sad that Levitation is going away. I cannot count how many of these I have consumed over the years.

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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 07:49:07 PM »
I hate to see it go too, it's a good one. Cool to see the recipe. Hate to see SSR go, too.
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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 07:58:25 PM »
Why are they discontinuing it?

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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 07:59:59 PM »
Edit: I looked at the recipe and that's too much crystal. I'd ditch the black malt too.

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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2015, 08:22:16 PM »
Edit: I looked at the recipe and that's too much crystal. I'd ditch the black malt too.

The black malt is there for color.  It's a common British technique that I use frequently in my bitters.

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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2015, 08:42:19 PM »
Why are they discontinuing it?
I don't know for sure, but it seems like they are cleaning house to make room for the next big things. I know Mitch is working on a replacement for both Ruination and Stone Pale.


I intend to give this one a whirl as is, maybe sub the yeast for something I have on hand.

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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2015, 09:17:56 PM »
I'd imagine it's being cleared out in favor of a pale ale with less crystal and a hop regiment full of the newer hops, similar to what Real Ale just did with their core pale ales.
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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2015, 09:22:11 PM »
Edit: I looked at the recipe and that's too much crystal. I'd ditch the black malt too.

The black malt is there for color.  It's a common British technique that I use frequently in my bitters.

No sh!t sherlock? It was a joke.  ::)

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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2015, 09:53:35 PM »
Pale ale 2.0 will will feature Mandarina Bavaria.
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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2015, 09:54:39 PM »
Pale ale 2.0 will will feature Mandarina Bavaria.

That would sell pretty well, I'm sure. Really good APA hop.
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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2015, 09:59:07 PM »
Adding the recipe to software, and I don't get the stated 45 IBU. I know they are big on the whirlpool there, so I am assuming they get the extra bitterness from the "flame out" additions.

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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2015, 10:11:30 PM »
Adding the recipe to software, and I don't get the stated 45 IBU. I know they are big on the whirlpool there, so I am assuming they get the extra bitterness from the "flame out" additions.

Yeah, I've been seeing that alot.  I'm really liking adding all the IBUs in the boil, and all the late hops after cooling to 175 - 160 . Keeps IBUs accurate for balance and the late hop character rocks.
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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2015, 10:33:07 PM »
No sh!t sherlock? It was a joke.  ::)

A little touchy today?

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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2015, 10:58:38 PM »
No sh!t sherlock? It was a joke.  ::)

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Ha! Yeah, maybe. Sorry.

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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2015, 01:29:24 AM »

Edit: I looked at the recipe and that's too much crystal. I'd ditch the black malt too.
You need fair amount of crystal and high mash temp for 4.4%abv beer.
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