Batch 14: Bass Clone
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1.059 1.013 6.0 % 65 % 4 days 18 days 21 days


rewed on Friday, January 2nd, 2004
This was my first time using a yeast starter with White Labs liquid ale yeast. I used an Erlenmeyer flask to boil and ferment a 450mL starter, which was very easy to do and produced great results. I'm definitely doing this from now on for all my brews.

Partial Mash
5.00 gal Batch Size
3.53 gal Boil Size


Amount Item Price
3.00 lb Light Liquid Malt Extract (8 L) $4.50
6.00 lb Briess 2-row Pale Malt (2 L) $5.70
1.00 lb Briess Caramel Malt (60 L) $1.15
1.00 oz Northdown Hops (6.70 %) at 60 min $1.30
0.50 oz Challenger Hops (8.00 %) at 15 min $0.63
0.50 oz Northdown Hops (6.70 %) at 10 min $0.65
0.50 oz Northdown Hops (6.70 %) at 2 min $0.65
1.00 tsp Irish Moss at 30.0 min $0.10
1 pkgs White Labs British Ale (WLP005) $4.95


Time Step
12:00 PM Sanitized equipment
12:40 PM Heated 2.5 gal strike water to 173 F, preheated mash tun
1:00 PM Doughed in at 169 F, mashed at 154 F
  Heated 2.10 gal sparge water to 180 F, preheated hot liquor tank
2:00 PM Lautered 3.5 gal of wort, 1.034 @ 128 F = 1.047 SG, 65% Mash Efficiency
3:00 PM Boiled, added hops on schedule
4:00 PM Cooled to 70 F
5:00 PM Fermented for 4 days, 1.058 @ 70 F = 1.059 OG (Estimate: 1.057 OG)
  Cleaned equipment


acked to Secondary on Tuesday, January 6th, 2004
After 4 days in the primary I used a siphon to transfer from the 10-gallon keg to 5-gallon keg. Everything went smoothly using the kegs as fermenters.


ottled on Saturday, January 24th, 2004
After fermenting in the secondary for 18 days the Bass Clone was bottled from the 5 gallon corny keg. Priming solution was gently mixed directly into the keg before bottling, a bottling bucket was not used but would have been better.

1.012 @ 68 F = 1.013 FG
6.0% ABV


asted on Saturday, February 14th, 2004
Nice taste for my first attempt at a pale ale. The recipe called for using Buton Water Salts which I will try next time to see how it effects the taste. This batch also developed an over carbonation problem after a few months. No broken bottles but I think it was close. I may go back to using carboys and see if there was a sanitation problem with using the kegs as fermenters.