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Anderson Valley Boont Amber ale - extract brewing

Postby tikitatt on Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:02 am

Does anyone have a clone recipe for Anderson Valley Boont amber ale?

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Re: Anderson Valley Boont Amber ale - extract brewing

Postby BrewMasterBrad on Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:51 am

I wish I had a recipe for Boont Amber. I really like that beer. I did a search for a recipe, but none of them even looked close to a good clone since they almost doubled the IBUs of the original beer. Boont Amber is only around 15 IBUs.
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Re: Anderson Valley Boont Amber ale - extract brewing

Postby tikitatt on Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:17 pm

Thanks, I haven't found anything online yet. Oh well.

BrewMasterBrad wrote:I wish I had a recipe for Boont Amber. I really like that beer. I did a search for a recipe, but none of them even looked close to a good clone since they almost doubled the IBUs of the original beer. Boont Amber is only around 15 IBUs.
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Re: Anderson Valley Boont Amber ale - extract brewing

Postby lexuschris on Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:09 pm

I saw a few references to a book "Beer Captured", which has a clone recipe. There is an article here on HBT with the recipe listed. He shows it as 34 IBU, but I have not tried putting into Beersmith to verify.

If you find nothing else, you could always give it a try and compare it to the real thing. Then take notes of where it differs, and adjust the recipe for next time.
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Re: Anderson Valley Boont Amber ale - extract brewing

Postby maltbarley on Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:23 pm

I have Beer Captured and while the recipes I've made in there were good beer, they were not clones of the intended beer. Funny thing is the same holds true for Clone Brews. BTW, Beer Captured lists it as 31 IBU.
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Re: Anderson Valley Boont Amber ale - extract brewing

Postby BrewMasterBrad on Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:29 pm

Well, that just goes to show you that I have been doing this too long and my memory is not what it used to be. I have Beer Captured and I brewed their Boont Amber clone over 5 years ago (7/7/2005). I don't think I did a side by side comparison with the commercial example. The recipe I used is below, I substituted some of the hops from the recipe in the book.

BeerSmith Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Brad's Amber
Brewer: Brad Nixon
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Amber Ale
TYPE: Extract
Taste: (40.0) Good, well rounded taste.

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 4.08 gal
Estimated OG: 1.058 SG
Estimated Color: 14.0 SRM
Estimated IBU: 52.7 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: - %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
8 lbs Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 88.89 %
12.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 75L (75.0 SRM) Grain 8.33 %
4.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 2.78 %
1.00 oz Galena [12.00 %] (60 min) Hops 47.7 IBU
0.50 oz Santiam [6.90 %] (15 min) Hops 3.7 IBU
0.25 oz Liberty [5.20 %] (15 min) Hops 1.4 IBU
0.50 oz Liberty [5.20 %] (1 min) (Aroma Hop-SteepHops -
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001)
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Re: Anderson Valley Boont Amber ale - extract brewing

Postby tikitatt on Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:02 pm

Hey All,

Thanks for the help on my quest to brew Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale. I'm going to use Brad’s recipe and buy the ingredients this week. Do you guys like Beer Captured or do you recommend another book?

Thanks again,
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Re: Anderson Valley Boont Amber ale - extract brewing

Postby BrewMasterBrad on Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:14 pm

Beer Captured is fine until you start to develop a sense of what you like in a beer, then you can start to formulate your own recipes.
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Re: Anderson Valley Boont Amber ale - extract brewing

Postby tikitatt on Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:15 pm

Looks like I'm buying another book. Now I just need the time to read them all. Ha, ha!

BrewMasterBrad wrote:Beer Captured is fine until you start to develop a sense of what you like in a beer, then you can start to formulate your own recipes.
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Re: Anderson Valley Boont Amber ale - extract brewing

Postby BrewMasterBrad on Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:34 am

tikitatt wrote:Looks like I'm buying another book. Now I just need the time to read them all. Ha, ha!

BrewMasterBrad wrote:Beer Captured is fine until you start to develop a sense of what you like in a beer, then you can start to formulate your own recipes.


The first book you should read is How to Brew by John Palmer. It has detailed information on both extract and all-grain brewing. During the 10 months that I was brewing exract beers, I must have read the chapters on all-grain 20 times before attempting my first all-grain batch. There is an online version at http://www.howtobrew.com, but I would suggest getting the latest print version since it is more complete and more up to date than the online version.

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Re: Anderson Valley Boont Amber ale - extract brewing

Postby tikitatt on Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:45 pm

Hi Brad,

I think I have read the book 3 times so far and still feel lost. I bring it everywhere I go. I mean everywhere. Ha, ha!

Thanks,
John


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tikitatt wrote:Looks like I'm buying another book. Now I just need the time to read them all. Ha, ha!

BrewMasterBrad wrote:Beer Captured is fine until you start to develop a sense of what you like in a beer, then you can start to formulate your own recipes.


The first book you should read is How to Brew by John Palmer. It has detailed information on both extract and all-grain brewing. During the 10 months that I was brewing exract beers, I must have read the chapters on all-grain 20 times before attempting my first all-grain batch. There is an online version at http://www.howtobrew.com, but I would suggest getting the latest print version since it is more complete and more up to date than the online version.

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Re: Anderson Valley Boont Amber ale - extract brewing

Postby backyard brewer on Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:46 am

After you get a little firmer grip on process, I'd really recommend Designing Great Beers by Daniels. The most important thing I got from the book was the ability to look at a recipe, espcially a clone recipe, and have a much better idea of what the recipe is going to produce.
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Re: Anderson Valley Boont Amber ale - extract brewing

Postby BrewMasterBrad on Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:18 am

backyard brewer wrote:After you get a little firmer grip on process, I'd really recommend Designing Great Beers by Daniels. The most important thing I got from the book was the ability to look at a recipe, espcially a clone recipe, and have a much better idea of what the recipe is going to produce.


Absolutely, what a great book. While there are many good books on hombrewing out there, the two that are absolutely required in any serious brewer's library are How to Brew and Designing Great Beers (IMHO).

If you want a recipe book (not a "clone" recipe book), get Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer. It's full of great recipes and tons of information and background on beer styles.
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Re: Anderson Valley Boont Amber ale - extract brewing

Postby tikitatt on Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:39 pm

Hey Derrin and Brad,

I can take food and know if I were to put a little of this or that it will taste good. Have you gotten to the point where you just know going outside of the recipe to change up the flavor a bit will work? I know I'm green when it comes to brewing and want to try a lot of styles but I'm a little shy and not sure if or when I’m ready to stray from the recipe.

John

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backyard brewer wrote:After you get a little firmer grip on process, I'd really recommend Designing Great Beers by Daniels. The most important thing I got from the book was the ability to look at a recipe, espcially a clone recipe, and have a much better idea of what the recipe is going to produce.


Absolutely, what a great book. While there are many good books on hombrewing out there, the two that are absolutely required in any serious brewer's library are How to Brew and Designing Great Beers (IMHO).

If you want a recipe book (not a "clone" recipe book), get Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer. It's full of great recipes and tons of information and background on beer styles.
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Re: Anderson Valley Boont Amber ale - extract brewing

Postby DrDually on Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:42 pm

John
You probably have already heard this, but here goes...get the process down using known and trusted kits.
Once you are comfortable with this, then start changing recipes etc. This will avoid trying to make too many changes and not having a good starting point

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