Thornbridge Colorado Red clone

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Thornbridge Colorado Red clone

Post by Bentbarrel » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:51 pm

Evening,

I’ve just had a bottle of Colorado Red from Thornbridge and it’s fantastic! Has anyone tried to clone it? I’ve emailed the brewery in hope of a recipe or a hint of one.

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Re: Thornbridge Colorado Red clone

Post by TheSumOfAllBeers » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:02 pm

Look around, they have released the malt bill and proportions in the past

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Re: Thornbridge Colorado Red clone

Post by john luc » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:25 pm

https://www.nationalhomebrewclub.ie/for ... -question/
This is an old thread but has the information on the recipe
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Re: Thornbridge Colorado Red clone

Post by TheSumOfAllBeers » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:32 am

john luc wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:25 pm
https://www.nationalhomebrewclub.ie/for ... -question/
This is an old thread but has the information on the recipe
Ha! I knew I posted the details somewhere! Always thought it was on a UK site ...

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Re: Thornbridge Colorado Red clone

Post by Bentbarrel » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:02 pm

Thanks from a long timer lurker!

I had found that after posting. Any hints with the IBU etc or hops?

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Re: Thornbridge Colorado Red clone

Post by Cobnut » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:34 pm

Not a beer I've had, but their website says:

HOPS
Centennial, Nugget, Bullion, Admiral, Ernest, Fuggles, Citra

No info about IBUs or when the hops might be added, mind you.

It also says, "...flavours of dry fruit, candied peel and fragrant citrus hops."

So with those hops, you're probably looking at Citra as a whirlpool and/or dry hop, but it's a mighty collection of hops and without further clues it'll be quite a bit of experimentation to get close.

If you do get further clues, do post.

I might even see if I can find a bottle to try.
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Re: Thornbridge Colorado Red clone

Post by Bentbarrel » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:55 pm

Thanks Cobnut is very lucky to get hops right first time with all those!

As for a bottle Morrison’s have them all the time

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Re: Thornbridge Colorado Red clone

Post by Finn Berger » Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:10 pm

I'm not too optimistic, but asking never hurts: One of my absolute favourites is O'Hara's Irish Red. Have any of you a good idea about the recipe?

O'Hara's pretty tight-lipped, and I've never come any closer than what they let out about it on their site. Only thing I've heard outside of that is that they're using Nottingham, which I'm no big fan of.

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Re: Thornbridge Colorado Red clone

Post by Bad 'Ed » Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:43 am

Finn Berger wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:10 pm
I'm not too optimistic, but asking never hurts: One of my absolute favourites is O'Hara's Irish Red. Have any of you a good idea about the recipe?

O'Hara's pretty tight-lipped, and I've never come any closer than what they let out about it on their site. Only thing I've heard outside of that is that they're using Nottingham, which I'm no big fan of.
I've never heard of it before, but their website gives a good few ideas about both the grist and the hops.
https://www.carlowbrewing.com/our-beers ... irish-red/
Never enough time...

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Re: Thornbridge Colorado Red clone

Post by TheSumOfAllBeers » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:42 pm

Finn Berger wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:10 pm
I'm not too optimistic, but asking never hurts: One of my absolute favourites is O'Hara's Irish Red. Have any of you a good idea about the recipe?

O'Hara's pretty tight-lipped, and I've never come any closer than what they let out about it on their site. Only thing I've heard outside of that is that they're using Nottingham, which I'm no big fan of.
You might have better luck contacting some of the top people in http://nationalhomebrewclub.ie/ Carlow Brewing Company has always been a strong supporter of the Irish NHC, and while there may not be much in the way of publishing recipes, you might get something close to the horses mouth of the actual malt bill. There is not too many ways you can do an Irish red anyway.

You might have a bit of luck asking questions on DM with https://twitter.com/homebrewclubirl?lang=en which is a managed twitter account and pretty responsive I think.

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Re: Thornbridge Colorado Red clone

Post by john luc » Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:14 pm

Not sure if Lidl UK has these https://www.lidl.ie/en/p/craft-beer-awa ... ale/p18502 but as Irish Red's go I think this is a cracker. And good value too.
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