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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2015, 11:10:22 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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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2015, 11:16:00 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.

See, this is why "winky" emoticons let people know your joking around.
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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2015, 11:53:17 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.

See, this is why "winky" emoticons let people know your joking around.
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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2015, 03:55:13 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.

The mash time is deceiving.  Especially if you batch sparge, I'd recommend a 60 min. mash.  If you fly sparge and don't mash out (no mash out in the recipe), then a 30 min, mash would work since you'd be at mash temps all through the lauter.
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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2015, 04:40:05 PM »

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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winky also doubles as a not so subtle polite way of saying F off (in general not specific to this forum) ......so it seems  ;D
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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2015, 04:42:39 PM »
I was at Stone Liberty Station last week and got to try the Stone Pale Ale 2.0, british style... very good. I'm hoping they bottle and sell.
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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2015, 04:48:03 PM »

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.

See, this is why "winky" emoticons let people know your joking around.

winky also doubles as a not so subtle polite way of saying F off (in general not specific to this forum) ......so it seems  ;D

Yeah, the winky is open to debate.  To me, it's anything from 'just kidding' to good natured ribbing to wise-a$$edness.   ;D
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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2015, 04:49:23 PM »

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.

See, this is why "winky" emoticons let people know your joking around.

winky also doubles as a not so subtle polite way of saying F off (in general not specific to this forum) ......so it seems  ;D

Yeah, the winky is open to debate.  To me, it's anything from 'just kidding' to good natured ribbing to wise-a$$edness.   ;D

well AFAIC, you can  ;)      (have a nice day of course)
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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2015, 04:53:29 PM »
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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2015, 05:14:47 PM »
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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2015, 05:03:12 PM »
Interesting timing on this, I was actually working on getting ready to brew this recipe. I got the Stone book for Christmas, finally getting around to trying one of their recipes.

As was mentioned in the Stone Pale Ale recipe thread on here, their hop additions don't seem to make sense.

Per the book, Stone Levitation is a 45 IBU beer. Adding up what's listed, I got about 20. So I've used beersmith to up the bitterness to 45 ibu, and it listed:

0.51 oz Columbus @ 90 minutes
0.90 oz Amarillo @ 10 minutes

Two questions:

Does Beersmith's way of scaling this hops up make sense?

Beersmith doesn't change the flame out hop amounts...I'm guessing these should be increased as well, but how much?

I know, worst case scenario is I get beer. But I don't have a lot of experience scaling recipes/hops.
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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2015, 05:10:29 PM »
Interesting timing on this, I was actually working on getting ready to brew this recipe. I got the Stone book for Christmas, finally getting around to trying one of their recipes.

As was mentioned in the Stone Pale Ale recipe thread on here, their hop additions don't seem to make sense.

Per the book, Stone Levitation is a 45 IBU beer. Adding up what's listed, I got about 20. So I've used beersmith to up the bitterness to 45 ibu, and it listed:

0.51 oz Columbus @ 90 minutes
0.90 oz Amarillo @ 10 minutes

Two questions:

Does Beersmith's way of scaling this hops up make sense?

Beersmith doesn't change the flame out hop amounts...I'm guessing these should be increased as well, but how much?

I know, worst case scenario is I get beer. But I don't have a lot of experience scaling recipes/hops.
I think this is related to bittering gained in the whirlpool.

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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2015, 05:11:28 PM »
It doesn't scale up the flameout hops because it isn't calculating any IBUs from that addition. If you changed it to a 'whirlpool' addition there will be corresponding IBUs related to length of time...at least that's my assumption.
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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2015, 05:36:41 PM »

Interesting timing on this, I was actually working on getting ready to brew this recipe. I got the Stone book for Christmas, finally getting around to trying one of their recipes.

As was mentioned in the Stone Pale Ale recipe thread on here, their hop additions don't seem to make sense.

Per the book, Stone Levitation is a 45 IBU beer. Adding up what's listed, I got about 20. So I've used beersmith to up the bitterness to 45 ibu, and it listed:

0.51 oz Columbus @ 90 minutes
0.90 oz Amarillo @ 10 minutes

Two questions:

Does Beersmith's way of scaling this hops up make sense?

Beersmith doesn't change the flame out hop amounts...I'm guessing these should be increased as well, but how much?

I know, worst case scenario is I get beer. But I don't have a lot of experience scaling recipes/hops.
FWIW, I brewed this not too long ago, its on tap right now. I don't use software for my beers so I can't say what the IBUs are exactly, but I followed the recipe pretty closely (rounded the grain bill slightly) and I have to say, it tastes almost exactly like a fresh bottle of Stone Levitation. If what you wanted was a clone then I'd say follow the recipe, if you like the beer but want to change it some to suit your own tastes, then I'd change it up.
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Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2015, 08:51:59 PM »
They may use whirlpool additions at the brewery, however the book says to add flameout hops, chill to 72 ASAP.

Rattlesnake I may just try a straight clone. That still doesn't answer why the discrepancy though…unless Stone overstates their IBU values?
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