Wookey Jack clone

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  1. OStrungT

    OStrungT Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2004 California

    Does anyone have a good Wookie Jack clone reicpe? I suck at trying to clone beers, and making my own recipes. I want to brew something that tastes like Wookey Jack. Thanks for any help.

    Cheers
    Jason
     
  2. mattbk

    mattbk Devotee (467) Dec 12, 2011 New York

    Love this beer. Try this on for size.

    12 lbs 2-row
    3 lbs rye malt
    10 oz Carafa III
    10 oz Midnight Wheat
    4 oz Chocolate Rye
    Mash 145 for 60, 155 for 10
    1.25 oz Magnum 60 mins
    use 2:1 Amarillo:Citra Mix; add
    4 oz 5 mins
    4 oz flameout; or better yet, whirlpool at 170F for 15 minutes
    Ferment with 1056
    Dry hop 2 oz for 5 days; then remove and dry hop another 2 oz for 5 days
    OG 1.084 (75% efficiency)
    FG 1.021
    ABV 8.3%
    83 IBUs
    44 SRM

    Note: I used 2:1 Amarillo because I get lots more orange than tropical fruit out of this beer. Amarillo is the hop to use when it comes to black IPAs. IMO.
     
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  3. jerschwab

    jerschwab Initiate (0) May 31, 2010 British Columbia (Canada)

    I did a brew recently that was inspired by Wookey Jack... turned out awesome I can't wait to do it again. I did it as a partial mash, but you can certainly use 2-row instead of the DME.

    Recipe: Hopburst Black Rye PA
    TYPE: Partial Mash

    Recipe Specifications
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    Boil Size: 8.90 gal
    Post Boil Volume: 6.77 gal
    Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal
    Bottling Volume: 5.05 gal
    Estimated OG: 1.062 SG
    Estimated Color: 34.6 SRM
    Estimated IBU: 68.3 IBUs
    Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
    Est Mash Efficiency: 134.4 %
    Est ABV: 6.3%
    Boil Time: 90 Minutes

    Ingredients:
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    Amt Name Type # %/IBU
    2 lbs 3.2 oz Rye Malt (4.7 SRM) Grain 1 23.0 %
    1 lbs 1.6 oz Carafa II (412.0 SRM) Grain 2 11.5 %
    4.0 oz Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 3 2.6 %
    6 lbs Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 4 62.8 %
    1.00 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 36.4 IBUs
    1.00 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 6 18.1 IBUs
    1.00 oz Ahtanum [6.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 7 6.6 IBUs
    1.00 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 8 7.3 IBUs
    1.00 oz Ahtanum [6.00 %] - Aroma Steep 0.0 min Hop 9 0.0 IBUs
    1.0 pkg California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [35. Yeast 10 -
    1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Day Hop 11 0.0 IBUs
     
  4. OldSock

    OldSock Defender (654) Apr 3, 2005 District of Columbia
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    As an FYI their website lists cara-rye, not chocolate rye as an ingredient. I'd also suggest Carafa Special, as they say it's debittered. I believe their house yeast is English? WLP007 would be a good choice. I've got a Citra/Centennial/Simcoe IPA on now fermented with it that is awesome.
     
  5. mattbk

    mattbk Devotee (467) Dec 12, 2011 New York

    Yep, forgot to sub Cara for Chocolate, I haven't added this grain to Beersmith yet. I think you're right about the English yeast, I've read others suggesting WLP002, but it seems hard to get the attenuation high enough using that strain. WLP007 should be a very good choice.
     
  6. axeman9182

    axeman9182 Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2009 New Jersey
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