Fat Tire® Clone - Plump Wheel Amber (All Grain)

Fat Tire® Clone - Plump Wheel Amber (All Grain)

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If you think Amber Ale, there's an obvious name that comes to mind: New Belgium Brewing Co's Fat Tire.  Well, this clone recipe boasts the same flavor and color of its internationally famous commercial version!  Using the simple combination of base malt, Crystal 75L, & Victory malts provides a very easy to drink & balanced Amber Ale.  This is one of those beers that can be enjoyed by almost any beer enthusiast!

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.050-56
  • SRM (Color Range): 15
  • IBUs: 27
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5.3%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.
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It tastes good. Pretty close to the name brand
Vern F on Jan 31, 2023
Comparison to Fat Tire Taste
PETER on Dec 20, 2022
It tastes good. Pretty close to the name brand
Vern F on Jan 31, 2023
Like the kit
Tom N on Jan 7, 2023
Comparison to Fat Tire Taste
PETER on Dec 20, 2022
Ordered this one several times and It was enjoyed by all
william m on Dec 8, 2022
One of my daughters' favorites. Ordered just in time for Christmas
Salazar, E on Nov 16, 2022
I will want to drink amber
Adam Q on Oct 20, 2022
Awesome kit!
Kristen B on Sep 21, 2022
made this once before and loved it!
Ken F on Sep 21, 2022
Like fat tire
Chris W on Aug 30, 2022
Brewed it before. Added 1/2 lb of victory malt to the recipe and loved it.
Jimmy Oliver on Aug 12, 2022
Jeremiah David H on Jul 8, 2022
I like fat tire, haven't had it in a while though. Looking forward to making it.
Something deferent
Rocky on Jun 24, 2022
I like Fat Tire
Dion F on May 31, 2022
My self
Vyacheslav K on May 21, 2022
I like amber ales. Thought I would try this.
Frank P on May 10, 2022
Excellent beer
Vincenzo D on Apr 27, 2022
love an amber ale beer in the summer
Robby W on Apr 17, 2022
Brewed before and loved it
Corey C on Apr 13, 2022
have had it before and loved it
william m on Apr 6, 2022
looks good...gonna try it.
Ken F on Mar 31, 2022
First time it turned out fantastic
David A on Mar 30, 2022
I love Fat tire
James Edward S on Feb 11, 2022
Love fat tire
Jason on Feb 9, 2022
david r on Jan 10, 2022
This is excellent and one of my favorites to make
Weekend Warrior on Jan 7, 2022
Love Fat Tire and I love the price of this kit
Michael J on Nov 5, 2021
was good last time
Mark on Oct 8, 2021
Really like fat tire beer, sooooo.
Jeffrey B. R on Aug 23, 2021
Ordered it before and it was great
william m on Jul 17, 2021
I want to see if I can clone, simpler recipe for beginner brewer.
Peter G on Jul 10, 2021
Tried it liked it
Stephen Hirschmugl on May 31, 2021
It was inexpensive and I like Fat Tire
Kevin Conley on May 26, 2021
Its a great beer!
Vincenzo D on Mar 9, 2021
i like FAT tire
Manuel L on Mar 4, 2021
I like fat tire amber ale
Jeb S on Feb 17, 2021
like amber style beers
LLoyd W D on Jan 21, 2021
Never brewed this before, good reviews so why not?
Richard Gonchar on Dec 17, 2020
my dad's coming to visit and he likes fat tire
Michael Formisano on Aug 6, 2020
Fat Tire Yummy
James O on Jun 20, 2020
A friend requested it
James L on Jun 16, 2020
I love to brew
Steven L E on May 26, 2020
like amber ale
jeff l on Apr 30, 2020
Switching from extract to all grain.
Darrell B on Mar 10, 2020
Based on Review
Robert P. M on Jan 30, 2020
Love Fat Tire so decided to give it a try
Jason Tysoski on Jan 17, 2020
Charles W M on Dec 10, 2019
From the Fort Collins area, and drank a lot of Fat tire.
Scott Kirchner on Sep 5, 2019
I love Fat Tire
Rebbecca R on Jun 22, 2019
Love Fat Tire
Gary B on May 10, 2019
Like the kit
Tom N on Jan 7, 2023
Ordered this one several times and It was enjoyed by all
william m on Dec 8, 2022
What size batch does this make?
Nicholas Townsend on Apr 21, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It fills my corny kegs (5 Gal)
What should the estimated final gravity be for the Plump Wheel Amber all grain kit?
Mario DiFelice on Jan 14, 2022
BEST ANSWER: Hey Mario. The specs show an estimated OG range of 1.050 to 1.056 and an estimated ABV of 5.3% right?
Suppose you hit the estimated OG and your FG comes in around 1.015, your ABV will be 5.38
How long is the fermentation time for this beer? Should I rack to a secondary for clarification after the fermentation ends?
Demir Ozcakir on Feb 19, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Hi Damir. I fermented at 68. I have brewed this 10 times now. Took 6 days each time. I went straight to a secondary and crashed cooled immediately each time. That clears it up beautifully. If you don't have the equipped to crash it, a secondary at fermentation temp will work as well.
Does this kit come with specialty grains?
Zachary R Walpole on Oct 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The all grain kit included 6lbs. of 2-Row, 4lbs of Munich Malt, 1lb of Crystal 75L:, and 0.5lb of Victory Malt.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Plump Wheel
A great Belgian Ale clone. Part of my brewing standards for an easy amber ale.
April 14, 2023
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy beer to Brew and tastes great
I have brewed this a beer a few times and I am always happy with how it comes out. Super easy to brew and has a clean flavor.
February 23, 2023
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very good beer!
Brewed this for a friend who loves Fat Tire. He was very pleased. Very very similar taste to the commercial beer. Beer style dead on.
January 26, 2023
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The one most people have gone back for
I had this and 4 others on tap for a party, and most people liked it the best. Great taste and very similar to fat tire.
December 5, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
great beer. added extra Victory malt and taste even better
Have brewed this kit several times. It always seemed to be lacking a bit. So last brew, I added a extra 1/2 lb of Victory malt for a total of 1 lb of victory. Mashed at 55 F for 1 hour. Followed the regular schedule. Fermented at 67 degrees. No secondary fermentation. Kegged and let sit for a week after force carbonating for 2 days. Beer came out great. Lots of malt flavor but not a sweet malty beer.
August 10, 2022
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Early review on Plump Tire
I did the all grain brew using the Grainfather brew system Fermented at 67 degrees for 15 days. I used SO-5 Dry Yeast and rehydrated it. I also as usual, oxygenated the wort. Took a sample while kegging and so far impressed. It tasted very good and that is without any carbonation yet. I usually can tell when I keg from the sample if the beer is a very good one. I only have two taps and this one will be my backup 3rd. keg when one of the other ones goes dry. I didn't detect any off flavors in the sample. With a few weeks in the keg I believe this will also be a winner. Thanks John W
June 22, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome clone!!!
Easy to make recipe for a beginner to BIAB. We love Fat Tire, and the end result was an exact clone. A definite winner!
June 3, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great tasting!
Very close to the real thing, I would definitely brew it again.
December 17, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Simply loved this kit. Nailed the OG and FG. Don't hesitate. Buy it!
August 10, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Kit
Great kit! Excited to have on tap
June 6, 2021
over 2 years ago