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Scott J
10/19/10 06:35 PM  
Mc Chouffe clone recipe?
Anybody have a good one (all grain)? I have been snooping the internet without much luck. I know it is supposed to be "inspired" by Strong Scotch Ales but does not have the kettle caramelization that those have. Also, it seems bigger than the traditional Belgian Dubbel.

Thanks for the help.

Scott J
10/21/10 12:11 PM  
Re: Mc Chouffe clone recipe?
Anyone out there? Hello?

So far I have found out that the beer is 8.5% with a starting gravity of 16 plato. That would mean it ferments down to 0 which I find hard to believe having had the beer last week. Main malt is Pilsner with some darker malts and candi syrup for color. Hops used are Styrian Goldings, Tomahawk (probably for bittering), and Czeach Saaz. No idea of how many IBU's but the website (Achouffe) mentions the beer has a "bitter bite".

There seems to be some speculation (both ways) that a spice is used. No indication of which one. Anybody have any thoughts on that?

MashGordon
10/21/10 05:48 PM  
Re: Mc Chouffe clone recipe?
Scott,

Did you see this thread:

http://www.tastybrew.com/forum/thread/22439

I need to get a bottle as it's been years since I've had it. Let me know what recipe you end up going with.

Scott J
10/22/10 12:26 PM  
Re: Mc Chouffe clone recipe?
Yeah, I saw it. Not much help though. Here is what I amn going with (10 gallon batch). The Chocolate Rye is mainly for color but I thought it might contribute slighty to the spiciness. The color matches the poured glass from the Achouffe website.

Recipe Specifics

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Batch Size (Gal): 11.00 Wort Size (Gal): 11.00

Total Grain (Lbs): 25.75

Anticipated OG: 1.075 Plato: 18.13

Anticipated SRM: 20.8

Anticipated IBU: 33.4

Brewhouse Efficiency: 80 %

Wort Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM

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1.0 0.25 lbs. Chocolate Rye Malt 1.030 525

3.9 1.00 lbs. Special B Malt 1.030 120

83.5 21.50 lbs. Pilsener 1.038 2

11.7 3.00 lbs. Candi Sugar (amber) 1.046 75

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.

Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time

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1.00 oz. Magnum Pellet 13.10 28.7 90 min.

1.00 oz. Styrian Goldings Pellet 5.25 2.6 15 min.

2.00 oz. Czech Saaz Pellet 3.20 2.1 5 min.

Yeast

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