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Offline ol

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Moose Drool clone?
« on: October 28, 2004, 08:59:28 AM »
Hello,

I am just getting stated with BeerSMith and really like it!
I am looking for a recipe to clone Moose Drool (Big Sky Brewery, MT). Anybody has it?

Thanks guys! ;)
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SAHomeBrew

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Re: Moose Drool clone?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2004, 10:51:09 AM »
Did a search for it and came up with this http://www.bigskybrew.com/farum/read.php?f=3&i=69&t=69 ... doesn't sound promising.

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Re: Moose Drool clone?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2004, 12:28:16 PM »
well.... I think I will just have to go for trial and errors...
Thank you for finding that though!! (a bit scary...)
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Re: Moose Drool clone?
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2004, 06:29:39 PM »
Send an email to info@bigskybrew.com

You would be really surprised to find out how helpful micro brewers can be.  Most of these guys were home brewers once.  I emailed and they gave me some good pointers to the brew.  I can't find the stinking recipe now.  Never be afraid to contact a brewer for help.  The worst they can say is no.

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Re: Moose Drool clone?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2004, 03:10:56 AM »
You can try, but I'm like ol, and that article scared me a tad, but all you can do is try.

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Re: Moose Drool clone?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2004, 05:28:34 AM »
Got this recipe for Moose Drool from a brewing freind awhile back, havn't had the opportunity to brew it yet but he told me it was a pretty close match.

Grain bill:

9# Pale Malt
1# Crystal 80
.5# Flaked Oats
.25# Choclate Malt
.25# Carapils
1oz Black Patent Malt

Hops:

1oz EKG - FWH
1oz Liberty - 30min
.5oz Willamet - 5min
.5oz Liberty - 0min

Yeast:

Wyeast 1968 - ESB Yeast

Single infusion mash at 154 deg
75% efficiency with an OG of 1.053 for 5.5 gallons

Hope this helps.

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Re: Moose Drool clone?
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2004, 06:33:50 AM »
Thanks Hornbrau

I will give it a shot maybe next week and let you guys know in a month or so. Looking at the recipe, that looks about right...
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Re: Moose Drool clone?
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2004, 06:59:05 AM »
Hey hornbrau,

What is EKG hop? and what is FWH (60min in the boil?)
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Re: Moose Drool clone?
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2004, 07:47:43 AM »
EKG = East Kent Goldings

FWH = First wort hops, the hops go into the wort collection pot after recirc is complete, tends to impart more hop flavor and less bitterness than the same addition at 60min.

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Re: Moose Drool clone?
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2004, 11:42:16 AM »
i brew it last week end. I am crossing my fingers...
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Re: Moose Drool clone?
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2004, 11:54:11 PM »
Yeah, so? How is it?

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Re: Moose Drool clone?
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2004, 12:55:53 PM »
So I tasted it after a week, there was no carbonation but it was even better than moose drool!!!
Nevertheless, after 4 weeks the taste changed and i can feel more and more hops bitterness and not enough aroma and flavor and not enough malt. The head is really poor and it needs more chocolate malt. I'm on the right track but not there yet. I need to taste more of those, I will let you know.
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Re: Moose Drool clone?
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2005, 08:50:01 AM »
Here's another Moose Drool clone that I found on the web.  I'm anxious to try it but I have too many brews going at the moment.  Here's the link to the html file:

http://www.balovich.net/beer/drool.htm


AKZ~
« Last Edit: November 04, 2005, 08:59:39 AM by AKZymie »

Offline ol

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Re: Moose Drool clone?
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2005, 11:18:56 AM »
a year later... i had some issues..

The clone is good, it needed some aging. not exactly a perfect clone though... I will try again soon with more crystal and maybe some special B.
I like malty beer!!
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Re: Moose Drool clone?
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2005, 11:21:17 AM »
akz,

your recipe looks very promising. I ll give it a shot in january!
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