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Dogfish Head Midas Touch Clone

Tasting Notes:

The recipe for Midas Touch was discovered in a 2700 year old tomb in Turkey, believed to belong to King Midas. In addition to its exotic pedigree, the saffron, honey, white muscat grapes and higher than average alcohol content are what make this recipe so special.

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Ingredients
Malt
  1. 8 pounds (3.6 kg) light malt extract - (75 minutes)
Hops
  1. Simcoe hops - (60 minutes)
Yeast
  1. White Labs WLP001 or Wyeast 1056 ale yeast.
Specialty
  1. 10 Saffron threads - (end of boil)
  2. 1 quart (1 L) White muscat grape juice concentrate - (3 days)
  3. 2 pounds (900 g) clover honey - (75 minutes), 1/2 ounce (7g)

Steps
  1. Boil: In a brew kettle, heat 6 gallons (23 L) of water to a boil. Remove the heat and add light malt extract and honey. Return to a boil.
  2. Boil: After 15 minutes, add Simcoe hops. Boil for 60 minutes.
  3. Boil: Remove from heat and add saffron threads and swirl contents of kettle to create a whirlpool.
  4. Fermentation: Cool the wort and rack to a fermenter leaving as much of the solids behind in the kettle as possible. (Its okay to get some of the sediment into the fermenter as it is beneficial to yeast health).
  5. Fermentation: Pitch the cooled wort with a fairly neutral ale yeast and ferment at around 68 F - 71 F (20-22 C). "Rock the baby" to aerate the wort.
  6. Fermentation: After the most vigorous fermentation subsides (about 3 days), add the White Muscat grape juice concentrate. Rock the baby again.
  7. Fermentation: Ferment for 5 to 7 more days then rack to secondary fermenter. Allow Beer to condition for 12 to 14 days.
  8. Bottling: Before bottling, clean and sanitize bottles and caps and create a priming solution of 1 cup (235 ml) boiling water and priming sugar. Siphon beer into a sterilized bottling bucket, add the water-diluted priming solution and gently stir. Bottle and cap beer. Beer will be ready to drink in about 2 weeks.Bottling 5 ounces (125 g) priming sugar

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Beer Stats
  • Style: Specialty
  • OG: 1.086
  • FG: 1.026
  • ABV: 7.9%
  • IBU: 12
  • Color: 8
Recipe Stats
  • Type: Extract
  • Batch Size: 6.5 gal.
  • Boiling Time: 75 min.

Recipe Brewing History
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Batch #1 brewed by brendan on 03/17/13 Rating: 7 / 10 Comments (0)