I had another shot at cloning this beer on Saturday. This time, I just did a 5 gallon batch. I’m finding 10 gallons is a little much to have on hand seeing as I’m – more or less – the sole drinker. The recipe is here.
The problem with the last effort was primarily fermentation, the clone I made had a slight, musty alcohol aroma and was not as clean overall. It was also slightly darker. I substituted the medium (120 EBC) crystal for a lighter variety (60 EBC). I also used some top-cropped California ale yeast from a previous batch which I got active in a 1L starter before pitching. I’m keeping the ferment at a subdued 17C.
Although this is primarily a Cascade hopped beer, I can’t really include it in my single hop series of beers because I used Northern Brewer for bittering. I did, however, do a beer single hopped with Columbus last week which i’ll update about soon.