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Recipe: jacksauce / Oberon clone (revision #2)

  • Started Brewing: Dec 26, 2014
  • Original Gravity: 1.060
  • Primary Fermentation Complete (Estimated): Jan 02, 2015
  • Secondary Fermentation Complete (Estimated): Jan 16, 2015
  • Ready to Drink (Estimated): Feb 05, 2015
  • Pre Boil Wort Size: 5.80 gallon
  • Post Boil Wort Size: 4.00 gallon
  • Final Batch Size: 5.00 gallon

Notes From Dec. 26, 2014 (Brewing)

Gravity Reading: 1.060

A couple things went wrong.

I had some trouble holding my mash tun temp just right. No matter what I did it seemed like I was always a few degrees low. I ended up adding a few extra gallons of hot water to bring the temp up so I left it in the tun a little longer.

I collected just under 6 gallons of wort and I boiled in two pots (3.5 gal and 2.5 gal). Afterwards I was quite a bit short on volume (less than 4 gals). Also my OG was a little low (1.05), not sure why.
I decided to add wTer to bring me up to 5 gals and I added another 2 lbs of fermentables (1.5 brown sugar and .5 of honey), this brought the OG to 1.06.

Yeast was VERY active next morning and blew out the airlock. Had to rig a blow off tube.

Notes From Jan. 2, 2015 (Moving to Secondary)

Gravity Reading: 1.010

No bubbles in airlock.

Taste is pretty good.

Current abv % is 6.5%

Need to dry hop on jan 06.

Notes From Jan. 7, 2015 (Dry Hopping)

Gravity Reading: [Not given]

Dry hopped on jan 07.

Didn't get a gravity reading today.

Notes From Jan. 15, 2015 (Bottling/Kegging)

Gravity Reading: 1.010

Added 6 oz of priming sugar (corn) and bottled. Smell and taste is awesome!

Gravity is still 1.010.

Notes From Jan. 21, 2015 (Other)

Gravity Reading: [Not given]

I decided to chill and open a bottle and check on the taste and carb level. After only 6 days it was carbed plenty enough to drink. Taste was awesome! I poured four 2 oz glasses of my clone and four 2 oz glasses of a real Oberon and did a side by side blind taste comparison. The results were surprising... Everyone unknowingly picked my clone as the better tasting beer and were very surprised when I told them it was not the real Oberon. Taste was very similar but the real Oberon was more bitter and the clone had richer more intense flavors.