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Sweetwater 420 IPA Clone

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

  1. emm7711

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    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
     
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  3. emm7711

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    HAHA well then perhaps that would help me narrow my search down. I'm looking for the 420 recipie
     
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    I don't know of a recipe, but maybe try using bong water for half of your water.
     
  5. emm7711

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    HAHAHA ORIGINAL! Holy shit man, how did you come up with that?!?!? Hey everybody.....we've got a comedic genius on our hands!
     
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    Are you trying to be a dick? I guess I am just trying to let you clear the air.
     
  7. emm7711

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    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.
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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