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Re: Alaskan Amber clone?

Postby tookalisten » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:14 pm

Anyone planning to try this, Wyeast German Ale 1007, is the way to go. Nice, clean, slightly malty finish. I will definitely make this version again.
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Re: Alaskan Amber clone?

Postby alewife » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:23 am

Well, now that you've done all the work on this, took, I am really tempted to brew it! :wink: Definitely want to give WY 1007 a try, having just used WL 029 previously. What fermentation temp did you use with this brew?

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Re: Alaskan Amber clone?

Postby tookalisten » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:21 pm

Wyeast gives the range from 55F to 68F. I fermented at 60F/62F for the first full week, then bumped up to 66/68F for the final week. Two weeks total in primary before pushing to the keg.
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Re: Alaskan Amber clone?

Postby alewife » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:39 pm

Thanks! I was wondering how low you took the temps. Looks like you did most in mid range and were pleased with how cleanly it finished. Cool! How easy is that! :wink:

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Re: Alaskan Amber clone?

Postby tookalisten » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:24 pm

Yeah, I read a lot on the interwebs and saw a bunch of different opinions on this yeast from low end to high end; so I took a swing at the middle. It is very clean.
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Re: Alaskan Amber clone?

Postby alewife » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:28 pm

Brewed this yesterday. It's currently perking away nicely with the 1007 yeast at 59 degrees. Looks like this will come out a beautiful auburn color! :)

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Re: Alaskan Amber clone?

Postby tookalisten » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:33 pm

alewife wrote:Brewed this yesterday. It's currently perking away nicely with the 1007 yeast at 59 degrees. Looks like this will come out a beautiful auburn color! :)

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Great! It does turn out a nice color. I had a pint last night and it just keeps getting better.
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Re: Alaskan Amber clone?

Postby HbgBill » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:53 am

What was your final recipe.. if you don't mind sharing
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Re: Alaskan Amber clone?

Postby tookalisten » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:48 pm

HbgBill wrote:What was your final recipe.. if you don't mind sharing


9.5 lbs 2 row
1.0 lb Crystal 60
10 oz Crystal 40
6 oz Crystal 120
0.66 oz Cascade - 60 mins
1.0 oz Hallertaur - 10 mins
Wyeast German Ale yeast

Note: I have also used 1 oz Saaz for the 10 min hop addition, and I believe this was the original recipe but I did not have Saaz when I brewed this last batch; so sub'd Hallertaur.
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Re: Alaskan Amber clone?

Postby alewife » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:30 pm

tookalisten wrote:
HbgBill wrote:What was your final recipe.. if you don't mind sharing


9.5 lbs 2 row
1.0 lb Crystal 60
10 oz Crystal 40
6 oz Crystal 120
0.66 oz Cascade - 60 mins
1.0 oz Hallertaur - 10 mins
Wyeast German Ale yeast

Note: I have also used 1 oz Saaz for the 10 min hop addition, and I believe this was the original recipe but I did not have Saaz when I brewed this last batch; so sub'd Hallertaur.



This turned out just fantastic! It was part of the group I took to Tahoe this week. The family just raved and raved! Named it "Took's Amber", used the 1007, and it WILL be brewed again! :wink:
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Re: Alaskan Amber clone?

Postby tookalisten » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:55 am

That is great news; I love the name! I need to get this back in rotation too.
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Re: Alaskan Amber clone?

Postby tookalisten » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:20 am

Back to the top with this thread -
Making another version; modeling after the BYO issue and also some other threads I read from other forums. And to just experiment a little.

10 lbs Maris Otter - British 2 row
1.5 lb Crystal 75
8 oz Crystal 120
1 oz Cascade - 60 min
1 oz Saaz - 0 min
Whirfloc tab
Wyeast German Ale 1007
Will ferment at 60F
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Re: Alaskan Amber clone?

Postby pclemon » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:31 am

tookalisten wrote:Back to the top with this thread -
Making another version; modeling after the BYO issue and also some other threads I read from other forums. And to just experiment a little.

10 lbs British malt
1.5 lb Crystal 75
8 oz Crystal 120
1 oz Cascade - 60 min
1 oz Saaz - 0 min
Whirfloc tab
Wyeast German Ale 1007
Will ferment at 60F



What is "british malt"?
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Re: Alaskan Amber clone?

Postby tookalisten » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:42 am

Maris Otter - British 2 - row.
(edited my post; thanks)

I had 10 lbs already measured out for another project and decided to use it for this instead. I used American 2 row on my previous versions; so decided to change it up a bit to experiment.
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Re: Alaskan Amber clone?

Postby pclemon » Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:34 am

tookalisten wrote:Maris Otter - British 2 - row.
(edited my post; thanks)


Thanks - sort of what I would have guessed but over the years I've seen different terminology in recipe's that relate to the same grain and I suspect it's a regional/brand/time thing.
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