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Hibernation Old Ale now with Recipe
« on: December 07, 2009, 09:15:55 AM »
I can't believe I'm going to put up a noob type  :D  post like this, but:

Anybody have a tried and true recipe/clone of Hibernation Ale by Great Divide?  I had my first ever bottle this week and was just floored by it - what an excellent beer. Wow.

Any help in this direction would be great.

I do have, and have made a few times, a recipe for Old Jubilation (Avery Brewing) direct from Adam, but that is an entirely different beer IMO.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2009, 07:21:03 AM by blatz »
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Re: Hibernation Old Ale
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2009, 04:25:28 PM »
well, after digging around a little on the internet, I came up relatively empty handed.  so I pieced some data points together and came up with the following.  Hops are a little 'grab-bag' ish since I rarely keep anything limey on hand, its all big american hops if you recall most of my posts.  Anyways thoughts on this:

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BeerSmith Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Olde Blatz
Brewer: Paul Blatz
Asst Brewer:
Style: Old Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 6.50 gal     
Boil Size: 7.69 gal
Estimated OG: 1.077 SG
Estimated Color: 19.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 36.9 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount       Item                                         Type        % or IBU     
8.00 lb      Pale Malt, Maris Otter (2.2 SRM)             Grain       40.00 %     
8.00 lb      Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)                        Grain       40.00 %     
1.50 lb      Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM)                       Grain       7.50 %       
1.00 lb      Brown Malt (65.0 SRM)                        Grain       5.00 %       
0.75 lb      Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)        Grain       3.75 %       
0.50 lb      Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM)                      Grain       2.50 %       
0.25 lb      Chocolate Malt (400.0 SRM)                   Grain       1.25 %       
1.00 oz      Williamette [5.50 %]  (Dry Hop 14 days)      Hops         -           
1.20 oz      Citra [10.50 %]  (60 min)                    Hops        26.1 IBU     
1.00 oz      Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %]  (15 min)       Hops        5.1 IBU     
1.00 oz      Williamette [5.50 %]  (15 min)               Hops        5.7 IBU     
1 Pkgs       Yorkshire Square Ale Yeast                   Yeast-Ale               


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body
Total Grain Weight: 20.00 lb
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Single Infusion, Medium Body
Step Time     Name               Description                         Step Temp     
60 min        Mash In            Add 28.92 qt of water at 165.5 F    155.0 F
   
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Re: Hibernation Old Ale now with Recipe
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2009, 09:39:47 AM »
I'd drink it!  :)
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Re: Hibernation Old Ale now with Recipe
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2009, 09:44:45 AM »
I bet the citra hops won you over!

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Re: Hibernation Old Ale now with Recipe
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2009, 09:52:27 AM »
I'd drink it!  :)

I assume that's similar to "it doesn't suck"  ;D
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Re: Hibernation Old Ale now with Recipe
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2009, 09:54:35 AM »
I'd drink it!  :)

+1

Looks very nice!

I would do a long secondary.  8)
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Re: Hibernation Old Ale now with Recipe
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2009, 10:10:22 AM »
I'd drink it!  :)

I assume that's similar to "it doesn't suck"  ;D

Yeah, but it's pre-itdoesn'tsuck, since I can't taste the beer til it's done!  ;)
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Re: Hibernation Old Ale now with Recipe
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2009, 10:15:00 AM »
I would do a long secondary.  8)

how long do you recommend?  I was thinking 3-4 week primary (however long it takes) then a 3 month secondary, throwing the dryhops in the last 2 weeks and then bottle.

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Re: Hibernation Old Ale now with Recipe
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2009, 10:26:52 AM »
I would do a long secondary.  8)

how long do you recommend?  I was thinking 3-4 week primary (however long it takes) then a 3 month secondary, throwing the dryhops in the last 2 weeks and then bottle.



3 months would be good.
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Re: Hibernation Old Ale now with Recipe
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2009, 08:02:58 AM »
well, I brewed this yesterday after completing my barleywine/ESB partigyle.  I don't know that I will be tagging together essentially 3- brews like that again - I am beat tired today. 

anyhow, I don't know how I did this, but I ended up screwing up and adding a half gallon too much at some point to the sparge and wound up collecting almost 8.5gal.  So I ended up 1.071 instead of 77 so I guess I'll end up around 7% instead of 7.5-8%. Eh, I don't really like the really boozy beers as much anyway, maybe this was meant to happen...

However, the mash and boiling wort smelled absolutely fantastic, exactly what I was looking for - I have high hopes for this one later in the year.
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