Watermelon & lime - New Belgium clone

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Watermelon & lime - New Belgium clone

Post by kev93_10 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:53 pm

After having a bottle of this I've tried to clone it : http://www.newbelgium.com/beer/heavy-melon

New Belgium have been quite generous with the notes and have provided enough to get going.

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So I ended up with this recipe :

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
13.00 kg Pale Ale (Crisp) (7.9 EBC) Grain 1 96.1 %
0.53 kg Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (157.6 EBC) Grain 2 3.9 %
10.00 g Magnum [12.00 %] - Boil 90.0 min Hop 3 5.4 IBUs
50.00 g Magnum [12.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 30.0 Hop 4 9.7 IBUs
1.0 pkg American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) [124 Yeast 5 -

I was forced to tweak the recipe as Rob didn't have Nugget - well he did but they were 2014 and I not keen on older hops. The web suggested that Magnum was a suitable alternative and I had some fresh pellets.

In addition to the recipe above I added 35g of super fresh lime zest 10 mins from flameout. I've also processed 2 watermelons to go directly into the conical after 4 or 5 days along with the juice.

Pitched a MASSIVE amount of super-fresh wyeast American Ale 2 yeast so hoping this'll be done quick.

Brew went perfectly and ended up bang on 60 litres and bang on expected gravity of 1046.

Will report back as it ferments, etc

K

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Re: Watermelon & lime - New Belgium clone

Post by Hogarth » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:23 am

Nice pictures. Hope it turns out well.

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Re: Watermelon & lime - New Belgium clone

Post by kev93_10 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:16 am

Kegged this last night. 3 cornies full.

Put gelatine into 2 of them and left one "unfined" as a wee experiment.

Taste going into keg was good and fruit really came through. Beer was very cloudy though.

Currently cold crashing and waiting on gel to do its thing.

K


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Re: Watermelon & lime - New Belgium clone

Post by LeeH » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:57 am

Looks great! Keep us updated.
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Re: Watermelon & lime - New Belgium clone

Post by LeeH » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:26 pm

So.....how was it?


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