27 – Clone Beer

If you want a surefire way of brewing a delicious beer that you’ll love to drink, why not start with a clone beer? Taking a tried and tested beer from another brewery and trying to recreate it as authentically as possible (or brewing a “clone” of it) can help any brewer hone their skill whilst also providing tasty and recognisable beer. In this episode Mike joins up with Dave Ashmore (who appeared in the first episode of “Back To Basics” ) as they brew a clone of Timothy Taylor’s Landlord.

During recording certain technical difficulties occurred meaning the review of Timothy Taylor’s Landlord itself was actually made afterwards with Cal.

After that Mike also tried a couple of Dave’s other clone beers, “Dr Blunder’s Peeler” a clone of “Dr Hexter’s Healer” by West Berkshire Brewery and “Hefelhoff” a reinterpretation of “Tornado Top Hat” by Wild Weather.

You can find the recipe kit for this Timothy Taylor’s Landlord clone at https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product/timothy-taylor-landlord-premium-kit/ and a fantastic book full of clone recipes (mentioned frequently in the episode) at https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product/camras-essential-home-brewing/