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Brewing a Troegs Mad Elf Ale Clone + Recipe

I started thinking about what I was going to brew for the holiday season back in October. Troegs Mad Elf Ale has been my go-to holiday beer for a very long time. I set out to create a clone.

I searched for an accurate recipe that matched up with the malts listed on Troegs site: Mad Elf Ale - Tröegs Independent Brewing Unfortunately I didn’t find anything that quite matched up. Most of them were either too dark with an SRM of 18 - 20 or over hopped.

The recipe I came up with is listed on my website here:

My full brew day, with tasting notes at the end, is posted here:

I would make two changes to the recipe. Additional canned cherries and changing out the dark Munich for a lighter one.

The original threads I started with on Home Brew Talk are here:

Has anyone else tried to brew a Mad Elf clone?

I had that beer once a few years ago and thought it tasty I’ll look at the recipe

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