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Flat Tire - A Fat Tire Amber Clone

This recipe is a clone of Fat Tire by the New Belgium brewery. The original recipe came from the March 2001 Replicator column in Brew Your Own magazine. I didn't have all of the proper ingredients or follow proper procedures, so this recipe lists what I did, not what the original recipe asked for.


1/2 lb 20L crystal malt
1/2 lb 40L crystal malt
1/2 lb carapils malt
1/2 lb Munich malt
1/2 lb biscuit malt
1/2 lb chocolate malt
2 lb. Laaglander dry malt extract
3 lb Munton & Fison Light dry malt extract
2/3 oz Willamette hops (4.7%)
1 oz Fuggles hops (4.2%)
East Coast Ale yeast (WhiteLabs WLP008)


Heat water to 3 gallons of water to 154F. Add specialty grains and get temperature back to 154F. Steep grains for 45 minutes. Remove specialty grains.

Add DME's and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add Willamette hops. Boil for 60 minutes. Add Irish moss. Boil for 10 minutes. Add 1/2 oz Fuggles hops. Boil for 20 minutes. Add 1/3 oz Fuggles hops. Add 2 gallons of cold water. Cool immediately to 73F.

I racked the American Pale Ale to the secondary fermenter while the wort was cooling, and I racked the cooled wort on top of the yeast left in the primary. The final 1/6 oz Fuggles hops will be added to the secondary.

O.G. 1.056
F.G. 1.012 estimated - I will update when fermentation is complete.

This page last updated on January 7, 2005.

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