Sandman - Zombie Dust Clone (13 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: eknee (Shared)
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Brewer: Eric Knee
Batch Size: 5.50 galStyle: American Pale Ale (10A)
Boil Size: 7.32 galStyle Guide: BJCP
Color: 9.4 SRMEquipment: Stout Stand Rig
Bitterness: 80.2 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.069 (16.8° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Est FG: 1.025 SG (6.4° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 5.8%Taste Rating: 40.5

Amount Name Type #
11 lbs 12.00 oz Canadian 2-Row Malt (1.9 SRM) Grain 1
16.00 oz Munich 10L Malt (10.0 SRM) Grain 2
8.00 oz Caramalt (12.0 SRM) Grain 3
8.00 oz Caramel Malt 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 4
8.00 oz Melanoidin Malt (26.5 SRM) Grain 5
0.75 oz Citra [12.0%] - First Wort Hops 6
1.00 oz Citra [12.0%] - Boil 15 min Hops 7
1.00 oz Citra [12.0%] - Boil 10 min Hops 8
6888474.33 tsp Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) (Boil 10 min) Misc 9
6888474.33 tsp Yeast Nutrient (AKA Fermax) (Boil 10 min) Misc 10
1.25 oz Citra [12.0%] - Boil 5 min Hops 11
1.00 oz Citra [12.0%] - Boil 1 min Hops 12
0.0 pkgs English Ale (White Labs #WLP002) Yeast 13
3.00 oz Citra [12.0%] - Dry Hop 7 days Hops 14


How close is this ?

by Wingfan13

I have never had Zombie Dust but have heard great things. How close is this one ?


by eknee

It's very close. I've brewed this several times and don't feel the need to make any changes.

It got honorable mention at the Frankenmuth World of Beer competition this sprint. If you can find citra at a good price, make this beer...


by kirkmw

I'm hooked on the real thing, didn't expect my first batch to nail it. This recipe is great; I cracked a bottle open after one week (too early - I know!) and am amazed. Already planning batch #2 as this will go fast. This will push me towards bulk hops as the hop bill was steep at the local shop.

one of the best recipes i've tried on this site

by OwlPower

I made this recipe twice. The beer will go fast since everyone that tries it will want more than one!

I don't think this recipe tastes 'exactly' like Zombie Dust, but it does make a delicious Citra ale. I actually enjoy this beer more than the real Zombie dust. The first time I brewed this I used the wyeast London ESB. The second time I used wyeast London ale. Both yeasts made great beer, but I think the London ESB tasted a bit better.

I did one week primary and 10 days secondary with the dry hop. The beer is drinkable after a week or so in the bottle, but tastes better after 2 to 3 weeks in the bottle.

Very good

by jeffb

I made this once and modified it twice. I never had a keg disappear as fast as Sandman's brew did.


by bowser220

My friends went crazy. Best beer I ever made.

80.7 IBUs

by kimognicklas

is 80.7 IBUs not high for this Pale ale?


by hired_goon

Made this 3 times. I don't know how it stacks up as a clone, but it's just awesome. Once I split all the hop additions as 50/50 Citra and Mosaic, also awesome.

Just make it

by hgearle

This is a fantastic brew. I haven't done a side by side comparison with Zombie Dust, but me, my friends and family members love it. I will definitely brew this again.

Pellet or leaf hops

by Erikthepace

Quick question: did you use pellet hops for the dry hop, or did you use full leaf hops?

by Shaman

Thank you! I got absolutely fantastic beer. I increased the amount of hop up to 120 grams (pellet hops) and reduced the time of dry hopping to 5 days.

by reimana

Even after brew day disasters and 4 days in the keg this beer is phenomenal. - visit website and win smartphone!

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