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gazza100

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does anyone have a tried and tested clone recipe for harveys sussex ale.

my favourite draft beer!


mmmmmm
 

terrym

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I have this in my records, from an unidentified source. I tried a variant of it and it turned out nothing like it but was certainly drinkable. You might have better luck if you go with it.

Harveys Sussex Bitter Clone
FERMENTABLES:
88.1% = 3.5 kg, Maris Otter Pale Malt
6.8% = 272 g, Dark Crystal Malt (≈90-115°L)
5.1% 204 g, Flaked Maize (don't skip this essential adjunct, trust me)

MASH ≈ 67°C 60 minutes or until converted.

SPARGE 77°C, collect 7 US gal/5.8 Imperial gal pre-boil, to allow for evaporation

BOIL 60-90 minutes

HOPS:
26 g, Progress, ≈6.3% AA, 60 minutes
26 g, Bramling Cross, ≈6.5% AA, 30 minutes
15 g, Fuggles, ≈5% AA, at flame-out, steep until cooled
15 g, Goldings, ≈5% AA, at flame-out, steep until cooled

afterwards, STEEP all hops awhile before chilling, transfer to fermenter, aerate, then pitch.

YEAST:
Harvey's proprietary dual-strain, top-cropped and repitched for over 50 years, possibly available as BrewLab Sussex 1, also used by nearby micros such as Rectory

OG: 1041
FG: 1010
ABV: 4.0%
IBU: 35
COLOUR: 9°SRM/18°EBC, light amber
 

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The yeast is the key to this beer. I tried brewing this with the brewlabs yeast and also culturing from Harveys bottle condition beer but still wasn't as close to the original as I wanted.
 

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Funnily enough I brewed this yesterday. I used a recipe similar to that posted by Terrym so likely the same source. My mash temp was a bit off (64 degrees) and I went with a 60 minute boil. I couldn't get hold of the sussex 1 yeast so went with Ringwood ale yeast. Its fermenting away nicely.
 

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would love to know the result using the ringwood yeast.

i am unable to source the sussex yeast atm aswel.
 
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