I had originally started thinking about brewing a Nugget Nectar clone way back in 2017 when I brewed the Blizzard of Hops clone. I didn’t start thinking about it seriously till I ran across a recipe in the October 2011 issue of BYO magazine. That recipe was clarified in the January/February 2012 issue.
Further research lead me to a The Session interview that the Trogner brothers did in the Summer of 2011. In that interview they detailed out their original recipe for Nugget Nectar. Including the hops used and the grain bill that included 80% Vienna malt.
The only things missing from their recipe were the hops used for dry hopping. I took some educated guesses on what the exact dry hops should be. Some of which was dictated by the hops left over from the brew day.
Over all this is a very good recipe. I’m very happy with the results. Though it’s not very accurate to what Nugget Nectar is now. The recipe has definitely changed over the years. If you are looking for a recipe from years past, this is the one you want to use.
|Batch Size||Boil Time||IBU||SRM||Est. OG||Est. FG||ABV|
|6 gal||90 min||95.9 IBUs||9.4 SRM||1.074||1.017||7.6 %|
|Vienna Malt (Briess)||14.25 lbs||80.28|
|Munich 20L (Briess)||1.75 lbs||9.86|
|Pilsner (2 Row) Bel||1.75 lbs||9.86|
|Nugget||0.7 oz||90 min||Boil||Pellet||13|
|Simcoe||0.7 oz||90 min||Boil||Pellet||13|
|Simcoe||0.55 oz||30 min||Boil||Pellet||13|
|Palisade||1.1 oz||10 min||Boil||Pellet||8.3|
|Simcoe||1.1 oz||1 min||Boil||Pellet||14|
|Nugget||1.1 oz||1 min||Boil||Pellet||13|
|Warrior||0.55 oz||1 min||Boil||Pellet||15|
|Columbus (Tomahawk)||0.55 oz||1 min||Boil||Pellet||15|
|Nugget||2.2 oz||10 min||Aroma||Pellet||13|
|Nugget||2 oz||4 days||Dry Hop||Pellet||13|
|Warrior||1.45 oz||4 days||Dry Hop||Pellet||15|
|Columbus (Tomahawk)||1 oz||4 days||Dry Hop||Pellet||14|
|Palisade||0.9 oz||4 days||Dry Hop||Pellet||7.5|
|Baking Soda||2.00 tsp||60 min||Mash||Water Agent|
|Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate)||1.50 tsp||60 min||Mash||Water Agent|
|Whirlfloc Tablet||1.00 Items||15 min||Boil||Fining|
|Yeast Nutrient||6.00 tsp||15 min||Boil||Other|
|American Ale (1056)||Wyeast Labs||75%||60°F - 72°F|
|Mash In||152°F||90 min|
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