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BYO 250 Clone Recipes – $7.45 + Commercial Replication Resource Roundup

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Commercial Beer Replication & Clone Recipes:

• More Beer’s BrewMaster Series of Kits - All Grain - Extract - These are collaborations directly with brewers.  They are the actual recipe.  Includes some great selections including Pliny (one of the best beers to come out of my home brewery- See Brewing Pliny), Firestone Walker Pale 31, Firestone Walker Double Barrel IPA and lots more.  Bundles With Free Shipping

• Northern Brewer’s Pro Series Kits - All Grain and Extract - Northern Brewer has worked with some great craft breweries to bring you Surly: Furious, Cynic, Bitter Brewer, Bender, Tall Grass: Velvet Rooster, Halcyon, Buffalo Sweat, Oasis Town Hall: 1800 Historic IPA, Hope and King Scotch Ale, Lakefront: Fixed Gear, Organic ESB, IBA, Bridge Burner, Dry Dock: SS Minnow Mild, Breakwater Pale Ale,  and more.  Also from NB, #w00stout a collaboration between Wil Wheaton, Drew Curtis and Stone Brewing.  Bundles With Flat Rate Shipping

• Midwest Brewer’s Collection - a small selection of beer’s, including but not limited to Harriet’s Belgian IPA and a Surly Furious clone kit.  This landing page is for extract kits, but most have all grain counterparts.  Look under recommended products section of each extract kit to see if an all grain version is available.  Bundles with Midwest Supplies’ current (limited time) Free Shipping Promo.  That arguably amazing offer also works on heavy glass items including Glass Big Mouth Bubbler FermentersGlass Carboys and Bottles.

• Adventures in Homebrewing’s Clone Selection - includes Arrogant Bastard, Sierra Nevada Torpedo, Pliny, Chimay Red, Short’s Brewing Soft Parade, Fat Tire, SNPA, Pliny the Elder, Oberon, Two Hearted, Hopslam, Racer 5, Newcastle, The Dark Lord and a more.

• Rogue Brewing Extract Kits - Brutal IPA, Hazel Nut Brown, Shakespeare Stout and Dead Guy Ale.  Alternate Source

• Craft Beer for the Homebrewer - Craft Beer for the Homebrewer contains a bunch of great craft beer recipes including one for 8 Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company One of my favorite beers.  Recipes Include: 8 Bit Pale Ale, Capt’n Crompton’s Pale Ale, Elevated IPA, Furious, Hop Stoopid, Maharaja, Spiral Jetty, Thrust!, Watershed IPA, Buffalo Sweat, La Cumbre Malpais Stout, Smoke, Snowstorm 2009, Bittersweet Lenny’s RIPA, Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’, Rugbrod, Wiley’s Rye Ale, Allagash Black, Curieux, Matacabras, Funkwerks Saison, Avery Brewing Salvation, Red Eye Brewing Scarlet 7, Saison Rue, Odell Brewing 90 Shilling Ale, Rogue Dead Guy Ale, El Lector from Cigar City Brewing, Rogue Hazelnute Brown Nectar, Hellion, Ill-Tempered Gnome from Oakshire Brewing, Marble Brewery’s Imperial Red Ale, Kolsch 151 from Blue Mountain Brewer, Stone Levitation, Troegs Brewing Nugget Nectar and Xenu from Cigar City Brewing.

• Clone Brews, 2nd Edition: Recipes for 200 Brand-Name Beers

 Great Fermentations has a number of commercial replications, including beers similar to Fat Tire, Founder’s All Day IPA, Two Hearted, Zombie Dust, Gumball Head and 60 Minute IPA.  Recipes are available in all grain and extract.

• RiteBrew has several clone kits including… New Glarus Spotted Cow, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Full Sail Amber, Moose Drool, Guinness and Boston Lager

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Maintaining Fermentation Temps in Colder Weather

Cold Weather Fermentation Temp Control

Fermentation temperature has a lot to do with how your finished beer turns out.

For many of us, colder temperatures are on the way or already here.  You may need a boost to keep fermentation temperatures up.  Here’s a roundup of some of the available options.

FermWrap Carboy Heater

The FermWrap heater is attached to your fermenter using tape.  Directions say that it is okay to use this in conjunction with a carboy bag.  40 Watts.  Ability to raise temperature from 5 to 20 deg F from ambient.

Available from MoreBeer - Home Brew Stuff - Adventures in Homebrewing - Note: As of this posting only AIH has this in stock


The Brew Belt.  15 Watts.  Ability to raise temperature about 10 deg F from ambient.  Note that the manufacturer doesn’t recommend this for use with glass fermenters.

Available from Midwest Supplies - love2brew - Adventures in Homebrewing and Great Fermentations - Note that these may be slightly different designs with slightly different specifications.

Heat Pad for Beer and Wine Making homebrewing.lorg

You place your fermenter on top of top of this heating pad.

Description from Adventures in Homebrewing:  “This rigid plastic heat pad for your fermenters and carboys is the ideal solution for cold fermenting and brewing problems. This unit provides ideal temperature for year round brewing, fermenting, and wine making in cold conditions. Convenient and easy to use, simply place on a flat surface, put your fermenter or carboy on it and plug it in.  Supplies constant, steady convection heat (25 watts, 110v) without creating any hot spots.  Inexpensive to run.  Dimensions – 12.5″ x 12.5″

Heat Pad for Beer and Wine Making

Zoo Med ReptiTherm® Under Tank Heater

I use a reptile heating mat in my fermentation deep freeze when I need to warm the space up a bit.  Think of these as heating pads that are designed to operate constantly.

The mat I’m using is 9 Watts.  It has no trouble raising my fermentation deep freeze (located in my basement) by several degrees.  I use this throughout the year whenever I want to push fermentation temperatures higher.  I do not set my fermenter on my mat.  I use it only to warm up the ambient air inside my fermentation deep freeze.

Zoo Med manufactures three sizes of these mats.  The small is 8 watts, the medium is 16 watts and the large is 24 watts.  Here is the specifications page from the manufacturers website.

Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater, Small

Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater, Medium

Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater, Large

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Hydrofarm MT10006 9-by-19-1/2-Inch Seedling Heat Mat

Lucas Says: Hydrofarm heat mats for getting seedlings started are also a very affordable option. They make an inexpensive digital thermostat with a temp probe as well.  I live in Southern Colorado, one of the coldest places on the continent (-40° winters anyone?) and these have done the trick for me.

Hydrofarm MT10006 9-by-19-1/2-Inch Seedling Heat Mat

Hydrofarm MTPRTC Digital Thermostat for Heat Mats

Of course… Whatever route you decide, proceed with the caution.  Electricity and Heat in confined spaces can pose safety risks.  Always follow manufacturers instructions and safety guidelines.

Temp Controllers:

Johnson A419 Digital Temperature Controller

Digital, Wired, Single Stage.  This has the ability to control one device to maintain temperature.  By default, it’s configured to run a cooling device.  You can configure it to turn a heating device by changing the position of a jumper.

Johnson A419 Digital Temp Controller

Digital, Wired, Single Stage.  This dual stage controller can run both a heating and a cooling device.  This helps to fine tune fermentation temperature.

Ranco Wired

Elitech 110V All-Purpose Temperature Controller+ Sensor 2 Relay Output Thermostat Stc-1000

The STC-1000 is a very popular homebrewing temperature controller.  This is a dual stage controller.  That means it has the ability to control both a heating and cooling device.  Great for a kegerator or a fermentation chamber/deep freeze.  110 volt version, reads in deg C.

Elitech 110V All-Purpose Temperature Controller + Sensor 2 Relay Output Thermostat Stc-1000

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