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Sweetwater 420 IPA Clone

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by emm7711, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. emm7711

    emm7711 Disciple (65) New Hampshire Mar 29, 2011

    Hey BA community! My girlfriend is moving up from Georgia and is a huge fan of the Sweetwater Brewery so I wanted to brew one of her favorite beers for her. She absolutely loves the 420 beer and I was hoping that somebody could give me a recipie for that beer in a partial extract form. I've brewed a few beers so far so I've got a decent base of knowledge but if anyone has a recipie with directions that would be sweet! (pun not intended) Thanks for all the help! Cheers

    MMAJYK Savant (490) Georgia Jun 26, 2007 Beer Trader

  3. emm7711

    emm7711 Disciple (65) New Hampshire Mar 29, 2011

    HAHA well then perhaps that would help me narrow my search down. I'm looking for the 420 recipie
  4. nolabrew

    nolabrew Aficionado (160) Louisiana Apr 20, 2010

    I don't know of a recipe, but maybe try using bong water for half of your water.
  5. emm7711

    emm7711 Disciple (65) New Hampshire Mar 29, 2011

    HAHAHA ORIGINAL! Holy shit man, how did you come up with that?!?!? Hey everybody.....we've got a comedic genius on our hands!
  6. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Advocate (535) Minnesota May 11, 2007

    Are you trying to be a dick? I guess I am just trying to let you clear the air.
  7. emm7711

    emm7711 Disciple (65) New Hampshire Mar 29, 2011

    Not at all! I'm just responding to a dumb comment with an overabundantly sarcastic tone :). I'm reaching out to people who may know more than myself because I want to make a beer for someone I care about. If I were trying to make disgusting flavored pond scum, I'd use bong water.
  8. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Advocate (535) Minnesota May 11, 2007

    OK, we all knew the post was sarcastic...and maybe not funny to most of us. But, your post came off quite attacking which isn't cool IMO.
  9. emm7711

    emm7711 Disciple (65) New Hampshire Mar 29, 2011

    Sorry to offend the fun police. I'll be more polite from now on. While we've got this little back and forth going, I was wondering if I could trouble you for the meaning of IMO. I'm afraid that my acronym knowledge is a bit sub par.
  10. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Advocate (535) Minnesota May 11, 2007

    In my opinion.

    And, I guess I am really not trying to moderate or anything...but I just thouht the response seemed to have more of an offensive tone than fun one. Just saw something that seemed off, and felt the need to say something...hence the reason I asked you to explain, not firingback at you.

    Anyway, good luck with the clone, 420 is a great summer beer...and I enjoy it every time I am in the area.
  11. emm7711

    emm7711 Disciple (65) New Hampshire Mar 29, 2011

    Ahh...thank you for the definition. No worries, the tone was meant with a hint of offensiveness but mostly harmless. I appreciate the well wishes. Cheers!
  12. IPAescotch

    IPAescotch Aficionado (220) Ohio May 8, 2010

    Hopvilles got some for all grain. just replace 2-row with light extract and you should be fine. Theres calculators to figure out how much extract to use in replacement of poundage
  13. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (905) Georgia Feb 12, 2012 Staff Member Subscriber Beer Trader

    Here's the closest I've had/made. I'm from GA too by the way. Drink it all the time at the bar at the clubhouse!

    It's extract, so not sure if thats what you want.

    6# Golden Light DME
    10oz Carastan 20L
    1# German Munich

    .5oz Centennial-60 min
    1.0 oz Cascade- 15 min
    .5oz Cascade- 2min
    .5oz Centennial - Dry hop
    .5oz Cascade- Dry hop

    Use irish moss or whirlfloc @ 15 min

    Used Wyeast 1056

    Mash grains with 1 gal of water at 155* for 45 minutes. Strain, and sparge the grain bag with 1/2 gal of 170* water.

    Raise your level up to atleast 3 gal for the boil, more if you can do full boil. Add half the extract, and bring to a boil.

    Follow hop schedule, add the last 3 # of DME around last 10 minutes or so of boil.

    Cool it, aerate it, all the good shit. Pitch yeast.

    Dry hop both together at the same time for up to 2 weeks if you want. I think it needs atleast a week.

    1.052 OG/ 1.012 FG / 35 IBU / 5.6 SRM