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fatter yak

Ale - American Pale Ale
All Grain
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Brewer's Notes

primary for 2 weeks / cc for a week / 15g nelson is dry hopped for last 3 days of CC / needs to be gelatined!

Malt & Fermentables

% KG Fermentable
4.1 kg JWM Traditional Ale Malt
0.45 kg Weyermann Munich I
0.45 kg Weyermann Carapils(Carafoam)
0.1 kg JWM Crystal 140

Hops

Time Grams Variety Form AA
30 g Cascade (Pellet, 5.5AA%, 60mins)
20 g Cascade (Pellet, 5.5AA%, 10mins)
15 g Nelson Sauvin (Pellet, 12.7AA%, 0mins)
12 g Nelson Sauvin (Pellet, 12.7AA%, 10mins)
12 g Nelson Sauvin (Pellet, 12.7AA%, 0mins)

Yeast

11 g DCL Yeast US-05 - American Ale

Misc

0.5 tablet Whirfloc
23L Batch Size

Brew Details

  • Original Gravity 1.053 (calc)
  • Final Gravity 1.013 (calc)
  • Bitterness 28.3 IBU
  • Efficiency 75%
  • Alcohol 5.2%
  • Colour 14 EBC

Fermentation

  • Primary 14 days
  • Conditioning 4 days
 

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gotta love cascade/nelson together..

i've brewed this a few times and its become pretty popular,
only photo ive got is from the first batch i made with no whirlfloc and no gelatine so its a bit cloudy but still the best beer ive made

yak.jpg
 

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Just ordered the ingredients for this, will let you know how it goes.

How do you find it compares to Fat Yak?
 

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its pretty close, but i wouldnt call it a clone since the OG and IBU's are way off the real yak
having said that i tried them side by side and the real deal seemed like a watered down version of the AG

its already fairly fruity too so i probably wouldnt go any more heavy handed on the hops until you try one to recpie

if your kegging bottle a 6 pack and let em sit for 4 - 5 weeks for a nice suprise
 

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i tried them side by side and the real deal seemed like a watered down version of the AG
Ah....the true beauty of AG Home brewing.
Try Tony's LC Bright Ale clon,the freshness knocks you out of the park.
 

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What temp did you mash at? Did you mash out? Looking forward to trying to make this, this weekend. Not strictly as your recipe but with what I have to hand. How long did you leave the 0 minute addition of hops in the kettle for?
 

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66c mash, 15 min mashout at 75
flameout hops probably get 10 mins while the trub settles
if you use us-05 make sure to D rest it, i got loads of diacetyl last batch (the D rest cleaned it up)

this is the batch i kegged about a week ago, havent touched it yet but the samples were pretty good


Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 36.40 l
Post Boil Volume: 29.12 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 24.00 l
Bottling Volume: 22.60 l
Estimated OG: 1.056 SG
Estimated Color: 12.6 EBC
Estimated IBU: 33.9 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 73.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 85.2 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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4.70 kg Pale Malt (Weyermann) (6.5 EBC)
0.52 kg Carafoam (Weyermann) (3.9 EBC)
0.52 kg Munich I (Weyermann) (14.0 EBC)
0.11 kg Caramunich III (Weyermann) (139.9 EBC)
34.00 g Cascade [7.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min
20.00 g Cascade [7.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min
10.00 g Nelson Sauvin [12.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min
12.00 g Nelson Sauvin [12.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min
1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)
12.00 g Nelson Sauvin [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days


Mash Schedule: BIAB, Medium Body
Total Grain Weight: 5.85 kg
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Saccharification Add 34.97 l of water at 68.7 C 66 C 75 min
Mash Out Heat to 75 C over 7 min 75 C 10 min
 

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Thanks for that, very helpfull.
 

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Was working overseas - it helps!
 

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Not as malty, but with loads of hop character, which I prefer. Got another one on as I type, but slightly different, using Golden Promise s the base malt.
 

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Sounds like a delicious warm weather quaffer this one.
I'm a fan of the Sauvin and Cascade to and was looking at doing a Macs Hop Rocker ish clone, but this looks better.
 

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This is a cracker, excellent warm weather quaffer. Lemmy would aprove!
 

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Just tapped another one of these, absolutely delicious. This one made with GP, seems to have a hint more malt but the hops shine through. Love it!
 

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just updating with the weyermann version i've been making

if your going heavier on the hops than the original recipe its a good idea to swap the 'Munich I' for 'Munich II' and 'Caramunich II' for 'Caramunich III' to keep it balanced
the recipe below is a bit more hop forward

also works well if you sub the cascade for simcoe and the nelson for galaxy

WLP001/WY1056/US-05/WLP090 all work well


BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: House Ale
Brewer: tones
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 35.43 l
Post Boil Volume: 27.86 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 23.00 l
Bottling Volume: 20.16 l
Estimated OG: 1.052 SG
Estimated Color: 11.7 EBC
Estimated IBU: 32.8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 87.3 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
4.10 kg Pale Malt (Weyermann) (6.5 EBC) Grain 1 80.4 %
0.45 kg Carafoam (Weyermann) (3.9 EBC) Grain 2 8.8 %
0.45 kg Munich I (Weyermann) (14.0 EBC) Grain 3 8.8 %
0.10 kg Caramunich II (Weyermann) (124.1 EBC) Grain 4 2.0 %
30.00 g Cascade [6.30 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 19.6 IBUs
1.00 tsp Brewbrite (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 6 -
20.00 g Cascade [6.30 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 7 4.7 IBUs
20.00 g Nelson Sauvin [11.30 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 8 8.5 IBUs
30.00 g Nelson Sauvin [11.30 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 9 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 10 -
30.00 g Nelson Sauvin [11.30 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Da Hop 11 0.0 IBUs


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body
Total Grain Weight: 5.10 kg
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 17.09 l of water at 73.3 C 66.7 C 60 min
Mash Out Add 7.45 l of water at 99.3 C 75.6 C 10 min

Sparge: Fly sparge with 19.79 l water at 75.6 C
Notes:
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Created with BeerSmith 2 - http://www.beersmith.com
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Hi, this looks like a great recipe to try out.

I'm just about to make a G&G order. They don't seem to stock Weyermann Munich I, only the Bestmaltz equivalents. Should I be replacing the Munich I with Bestmaltz Munich Light or Dark?

Thanks.

Here's what I've put together in Beersmith. First time inputting my own ingredients, let me know if this sounds about right!



BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Fatter Yak
Brewer:
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 33.67 l
Post Boil Volume: 26.87 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 23.00 l
Bottling Volume: 21.30 l
Estimated OG: 1.050 SG
Estimated Color: 11.8 EBC
Estimated IBU: 35.8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 80.9 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
4.10 kg Pale Malt, Traditional Ale (Joe White) ( Grain 1 80.4 %
0.45 kg Carafoam (Weyermann) (3.9 EBC) Grain 2 8.8 %
0.45 kg Munich I (Weyermann) (14.0 EBC) Grain 3 8.8 %
0.10 kg Crystal (Joe White) (141.8 EBC) Grain 4 2.0 %
30.00 g Cascade [7.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 24.4 IBUs
0.50 Items Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 6 -
20.00 g Cascade [7.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 7 5.9 IBUs
12.00 g Nelson Sauvin [11.70 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 8 5.5 IBUs
12.00 g Nelson Sauvin [11.70 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 9 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 10 -
15.00 g Nelson Sauvin [11.70 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Da Hop 11 0.0 IBUs


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body
Total Grain Weight: 5.10 kg
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 15.30 l of water at 73.3 C 66.0 C 60 min
Mash Out Add 7.45 l of water at 98.2 C 75.6 C 15 min

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun, , 18.03l) of 78.0 C water
Notes:
 

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the light munich will be fine, recipe looks good too

dont forget to check the AA% of the hops you get against the recipe before you brew too
if the ibu's are too high after adjusting for the hops you have then change the 60 min addition to suit
if its too low then leave the 60 min addition alone and up the 10 min additions

its a pretty forgiving recipe though, if you like your hops you can throw a lot more at it late and the grain bill will still stand up to it
 

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Thanks for the assurance. I had thought about the AA% cheers, gonna add some more hops also. Looking forward to it.
 

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