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mirror pond pale ale clone

mirror pond pale ale clone

American Pale Ale • All Grain • 5 gal

brew time

Looks like a good one to try.

May 8, 2011  06:05pm

5.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (All Grain5 gal)

  • 9.5 lbs Maris Otter Pale

    Maris Otter Pale

    An English thoroughbred and a favored choice of malt for many brewers. Simpsons' Maris Otter has a rich and nutty flavor and despite its small, berry size has a strong husk. This malt delivers predictable brewhouse performance with modest, yet consistent extracts. Brewers can expect good runoffs with clear wort.

  • 0.25 lbs Cara-Pils® Malt; Briess

    Cara-Pils® Malt; Briess

    Characteristics & Applications: • The endosperm is completely glassy and will appear to be darker than standard Brewers Malt. • Carapils® is a very unique dextrine-style malt that adds body, foam retention, and beer stability without influencing color or flavor. • Use to upgrade all types of beer, including light colored beers. • The non-fermentables in Carapils® are very advantageous in balancing body and flavor of dark colored beers. • May be used with or without other specialty malts. • Low usage of 1-5% will help achieve desired results. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 1.0 lbs 2-Row Caramel Malt 40L; Briess

    2-Row Caramel Malt 40L; Briess

    Sweet, Caramel, Toffee. S Characteristics & Applications: • In contrast to Brewers Malt, glassiness is a distinguishing characteristic of Caramel Malt. The glassy endosperm creates the desirable non-fermentable components giving true Caramel Malt the ability to contribute body (mouthfeel), foam foam retention, and extended beer stability, while contributing color and unique caramel flavor. • 2-Row Caramel Malt 40L is a roasted caramel malt that imparts golden to light red color. • Use 3-7% for Pilsener-style beers for balance. • Use 5-15% to provide color, sweetness and color to light amber beers. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 0.5 oz Centennial - 10.0 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min

    Centennial

    Aromatic but acceptable for bittering. Medium aroma with floral and citrus tones. Good in medium to dark ales.

  • 1.0 oz Cascade - 5.5 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min

    Cascade

    Spicy with citrus notes. Slightly grapefruity.

  • 1.0 oz Cascade - 5.5 AA% pellets; boiled 10 min

    Cascade

    Spicy with citrus notes. Slightly grapefruity.

  • 1.0 oz Cascade - 5.5 AA% pellets; boiled 5 min

    Cascade

    Spicy with citrus notes. Slightly grapefruity.

  • 1.0 oz Cascade - 5.5 AA% pellets; boiled 1 min

    Cascade

    Spicy with citrus notes. Slightly grapefruity.

  • 1.0 oz Cascade - 5.5 AA% pellets; added dry to secondary fermenter

    Cascade

    Spicy with citrus notes. Slightly grapefruity.

  • Fermentis S-04 Safale S-04

    Fermentis S-04 Safale S-04

    A well-known, commercial English ale yeast, selected for its fast fermentation character and its ability to form a very compact sediment at the end of the fermentation, helping to improve beer clarity. This yeast is recommended for the production of a large range of ale beers and is specially well adapted to cask-conditioned ales and fermentation in cylindro-conical tanks. Sedimentation: high. Final gravity: medium. Pitching instructions: Re-hydrate the dry yeast into yeast cream in a stirred vessel prior to pitching. Sprinkle the dry yeast in 10 times its own weight of sterile water or wort at 27C ± 3C. Once the expected weight of dry yeast is reconstituted into cream by this method (this takes about 15 to 30 minutes), maintain a gentle stirring for another 30 minutes. Then pitch the resultant cream into the fermentation vessel. Alternatively, pitch dry yeast directly in the fermentation vessel providing the temperature of the wort is above 20C. Progressively sprinkle the dry yeast into the wort ensuring the yeast covers all the surface of wort available in order to avoid clumps. Leave for 30 minutes and then mix the wort e.g. using aeration.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 10 - American Ale

Subcategory: A - American Pale Ale

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.055 1.045 - 1.060
Terminal Gravity: 1.013 1.010 - 1.015
Color: 12.1 SRM 5 - 14
Alcohol: 5.5% ABV 4.5% - 6%
Bitterness: 39.1 IBU 30 - 45

Discussion

ruggend

Excellent beer!

2011-06-19 9:48pm

Turned out great. Have not done a side by side with mirror pond but tastes great anyway.

ruggend

update

2011-06-27 8:10pm

Even better with age. Lots of fruity flavors due to the cascade of course. Extremly smooth drinkable beer. Will be a house favorite for sure.

S W 1

Question: Side by side test yet?

2011-06-28 10:43pm

Hello, I saw your Mirror Pond Clone and was wondering if you have done the side-by-side test yet? I am actually drinking a Mirror Pond right now and I am wondering if your version will have a more pronounced hop presence (5.5oz in 5 gallons).

ruggend

response

2011-06-29 1:59am

I have not done a side by side comparison yet. Cant find it in my city. It does not seem too hoppy to me. Not bitter at all but does have a lot of grapefruit notes to it from the hops I assume. I will keep looking for it and post a comment when I can compare. Thanks for the question.

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