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Old 07-11-2009, 06:58 PM   #1
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I'm looking to make a hoppy amber ale, something I really haven't done before. I do love amarillo hops. How does this look for starters?

EndoftheLine Amber
American Amber Ale


Type: All Grain
Date: 7/11/2009
Batch Size: 10.50 gal
Brewer: Sean Leheney
Boil Size: 12.50 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (15 Gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (10 Gal)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
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Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
18.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 84.71 %
2.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 9.41 %
1.00 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 4.71 %
0.25 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 1.18 %
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (60 min) Hops 16.1 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [9.30 %] (20 min) Hops 8.1 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (10 min) Hops 5.8 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [9.30 %] (0 min) Hops -
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Nottingham Yeast (Lallemand #-) Yeast-Ale



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.057 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.014 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.63 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.65 %
Bitterness: 30.0 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 12.4 SRM Color: Color


Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 21.25 lb
Sparge Water: 9.21 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 26.56 qt of water at 165.9 F 154.0 F

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Old 07-11-2009, 07:38 PM   #2
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More crystal, 8+ oz 80L or 4+ oz 120L. It looks very tasty. I think an amber should be over 10% crystal for body and flavor.

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Yeah, it probably needs some darker crystal added. Has anyone tried to turn 40L into a darker crystal by toasting? I'm not sure if I'll be able to get it by tomorrow.

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