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Wookey Jack clone

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by OStrungT, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. OStrungT

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    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.

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    Jason
     
  2. mattbk

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    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

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    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

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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

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    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.
     
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