Export Ale Clone aka Lawnmower beers

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Export Ale Clone aka Lawnmower beers

Post by JimmehBrew »

Yes Molson Export go ahead Trash away, but I know many in the country have never got to try one since it's only sold in Ontario I believe ? It's an ok beer, but my version is better as there is more hoppiness to it. Export is brewed with 2 row and East Kent Goldings they say, but we all know most breweries add up to 60% dextrose to most of their beers as it's cheaper.

here it goes anyway
  • Recipe: LawnMower Beer
    Brewer: JimmehBrew
    Asst Brewer:
    Style: Classic English-Style Pale Ale
    TYPE: All Grain
    Taste: (30.0)

    Recipe Specifications
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    Boil Size: 6.34 gal
    Post Boil Volume: 5.72 gal
    Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
    Bottling Volume: 4.50 gal
    Estimated OG: 1.046 SG
    Estimated Color: 3.8 SRM
    Estimated IBU: 22.8 IBUs
    Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
    Est Mash Efficiency: 84.7 %
    Boil Time: 75 Minutes

    Ingredients:
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    Amt Name Type # %/IBU
    1.00 tbsp PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 1 -
    6 lbs G&P Premium Canadian Two-Row Malt (1.9 S Grain 2 78.7 %
    8.0 oz Carafoam (2.0 SRM) Grain 3 6.6 %
    1 lbs 2.0 oz Brown Sugar, Light (8.0 SRM) Sugar 4 14.8 %
    2.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 20.0 Hop 5 22.8 IBUs
    1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 6 -
    1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 7 -


    Mash Schedule: BIAB, Medium Body
    Total Grain Weight: 7 lbs 10.0 oz
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    Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
    Saccharification Add 6.82 gal of water at 157.2 F 152.1 F 75 min
    Mash Out Heat to 168.0 F over 7 min 168.0 F 10 min

    Sparge: If steeping, remove grains, and prepare to boil wort
    Notes:
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If you want a more realistic on just reduce the hops to 1 oz.
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Re: Export Ale Clone aka Lawnmower beers

Post by SmokeyMcB »

Awesome one to brew for my dad! I've even got some old stubby bottles with Export labels on them I think!

For the recipe, you're boiling for 60 mins and hopping for 20 min or just boiling for the 20 mins that the hops are in there?

Thanks again for posting this one up...
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SmokeyMcB wrote:Awesome one to brew for my dad! I've even got some old stubby bottles with Export labels on them I think!

For the recipe, you're boiling for 60 mins and hopping for 20 min or just boiling for the 20 mins that the hops are in there?

Thanks again for posting this one up...
Boil 60 min
yup 20 min for the hops, with that amount gives more hoppiness than even the original, reduce to 1 oz to make it more like the commercial brand. Cheers Smokey
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good one Jimmy, I was an EX fan...if I have to buy a cheaper commercial beer I will buy EX still to this day.

Will be making this soon, thanks
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JimmehBrew wrote:Cheers Smokey
Thanks Bro!
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looks good but way to hoppy to be a lawnmower here my lawnmower recipe, cant say how it tastes cause still in secondary
based on OBK's extract lawnmower and that was great.
http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/r ... int/225986

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My BIL visited Ontario from BC a few years ago. He bought some EX which he drank when he lived here in Ontario. He was so mad because it didn't taste anything like it did back in the 80's. I agreed 100%. The big breweries have done this to all of their beer and that is why we make our own. The last time I drank EX it was in stubbies and a good beer in my opinion.

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I did a side by side comparison between an Ex and Mine and they are almost identical, except the Ex had more carbonation and go figure was alittle more bitter than mine, but not the hop flavour mine has. This turned out good, but it did need almost 4 + weeks to condition after Gelatin and carbing. Colour is off abit, I'm going to try not adding any sugar in 3 weeks when I do this again and see how it holds up, but still tastes great.

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going to try this out this weekend, but will use some fresh fuggles hops since I have them ready.
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Post by Wingeezer »

Jim,

Just curious - was the 1.046 OG what your brewing software predicted, or what you actually got .......... or both!

I plugged your recipe in to Beersmith 2, as I think I will give it a try at some point - I drank my fair share of "Ex" when living in Montreal many years ago!

In the recipe, I added a few ounces of crystal 120 just to darken it a tad, (looking at the side by side pic that you posted.

But even then, my Beersmith only predicted 1.037 OG

Not sure which is right, and why the difference, but I almost thought 1.037 might be closer to what I would expect, as the grain bill is quite small - although you do have sugar in the recipe too. (I figured I might use dark brown rather than light. Often throw a can of Lyle's golden syrup in my UK ales. - used to love that stuff on toast as a kid growing up in England!)

Brian.


PS - I thought afterwards -maybe the difference in OG happens because differences that you and I have in assumptions of mash and brewhouse efficiency with our respective systems in Beersmith - or whatever software you use if you use software!
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