The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > American Amber

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-24-2010, 03:27 PM   #1
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 60,044
Liked 4202 Times on 3059 Posts
Likes Given: 779

Default American Amber

I want to do something sort of different than my usual citrusy hoppy IPAs and APAs. But not too different! I want some hops, and I was some citrus, but I bought a pound of willamette. I was thinking that maybe a Bell's Amber type beer would be good for fall.

Here's my plan:

7 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 62.22 %
2 lbs Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 17.78 %
1 lbs 4.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 11.11 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 8.89 %
1.50 oz Williamette [4.80 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 27.6 IBU
1.00 oz Williamette [4.80 %] (10 min) Hops 6.1 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [5.40 %] (5 min) Hops 1.9 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [5.40 %] (1 min) Hops 0.4 IBU
0.50 oz Williamette [4.80 %] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops -
1 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale

I also have a bit of S05, as I have an APA that I'm kegging today and it's on a S05 yeast cake. I've been liking S04 lately, as it seems to leave a brilliantly clear beer with a very clean taste at 66 degrees.

That's way more crystal than I normally use in any beers- but I like the idea of 20% crystal and the Munich malt along with lots of hops.

Any thoughts, improvements, suggestions?

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-24-2010, 03:29 PM   #2
AZ_IPA
PKU
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
AZ_IPA's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Cold Part of AZ
Posts: 41,724
Liked 5980 Times on 5251 Posts
Likes Given: 671

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by YooperBrew View Post
That's way more crystal than I normally use in any beers- but I like the idea of 20% crystal and the Munich malt along with lots of hops.
I would consider backing the Munich down to 1lb with that much crystal, or vice versa (compensating with a little more 2-row). That amount you have just scares me!

But I love the hop schedule!
__________________
AZ_IPA is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-24-2010, 03:31 PM   #3
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 60,044
Liked 4202 Times on 3059 Posts
Likes Given: 779

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AZ_IPA View Post
I would consider backing the Munich down to 1lb with that much crystal, or vice versa (compensating with a little more 2-row). That amount you have just scares me!
I know, me too!

That's why I'm considering it! You know, break out of my comfort zone a bit, and make a beer that Bob might love.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-24-2010, 03:34 PM   #4
AZ_IPA
PKU
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
AZ_IPA's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Cold Part of AZ
Posts: 41,724
Liked 5980 Times on 5251 Posts
Likes Given: 671

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by YooperBrew View Post
I know, me too!

That's why I'm considering it! You know, break out of my comfort zone a bit, and make a beer that Bob might love.
I did that once and added 2lbs of Victory.......went back to my comfort zone pretty quickly! haha

Let us know how it turns out.
__________________
AZ_IPA is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-24-2010, 03:43 PM   #5
smakudwn
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
smakudwn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: St.Charles, MO
Posts: 978
Liked 43 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

% LB OZ MALT OR FERMENTABLE PPG °L
77% 10 0 Pale Malt, 2 Row, US 36 2
8% 1 0 American Crystal 40L 34 40
8% 1 0 Munich Malt - 10L 35 10
4% 0 8 Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L 33 120
4% 0 8 Cara-Pils/Dextrine

This is the malt bill to my Amber i enjoy

__________________
smakudwn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-24-2010, 03:49 PM   #6
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 60,044
Liked 4202 Times on 3059 Posts
Likes Given: 779

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smakudwn View Post
% LB OZ MALT OR FERMENTABLE PPG °L
77% 10 0 Pale Malt, 2 Row, US 36 2
8% 1 0 American Crystal 40L 34 40
8% 1 0 Munich Malt - 10L 35 10
4% 0 8 Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L 33 120
4% 0 8 Cara-Pils/Dextrine

This is the malt bill to my Amber i enjoy
Hmmm- two pounds of crystal and one pound of Munich for you, too, huh? It sounds like a conspiracy.....................

My house pale ale is 10% crystal, 18% Munich, and uses both US and UK pale malt for the rest.

If I do this amber- it will definitely be the most crystal malt I've ever used.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-24-2010, 10:31 PM   #7
KayaBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Jay, Adirondack Mountains, NY
Posts: 2,163
Liked 117 Times on 103 Posts
Likes Given: 89

Default

Yooper,

Will you post your final recipe and results when you take your first sip? Thanks!

__________________

"...Careful, man...there's a beverage here!..."

KayaBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-24-2010, 10:33 PM   #8
Aubie Stout
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Birmingham, Al
Posts: 663
Liked 8 Times on 4 Posts

Default

FWH is gonna be REALLY smooth and not offer much bitterness to offset the sweetness.

__________________

"Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains."

Aubie Stout is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-24-2010, 10:55 PM   #9
Malticulous
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: St. George Utah
Posts: 4,026
Liked 48 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 47

Default

I like it. I'd mash it 150 for 90 and use US-05, but then I'm not sure of your expected OG. I'm not even sure of your volume (five gallons?) I shoot for 5.5.

__________________
Malticulous is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-24-2010, 11:10 PM   #10
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 60,044
Liked 4202 Times on 3059 Posts
Likes Given: 779

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Conroe View Post
I like it. I'd mash it 150 for 90 and use US-05, but then I'm not sure of your expected OG. I'm not even sure of your volume (five gallons?) I shoot for 5.5.
My expected OG would be 1.055 for 5.25 gallons in the fermenter. The IBU/SG ratio is .612.

I like FWH- I haven't noticed a lack of bitterness in any of my other beers but I'll let you know if there is in this one.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
American Amber with Citra Bugbeer Recipes/Ingredients 1 04-18-2012 08:56 AM
American Amber .... too much crystal? johnpreuss Recipes/Ingredients 7 05-16-2010 06:51 PM
American Amber Help PlayMizuno Recipes/Ingredients 6 12-02-2008 11:17 AM
Favorite American Amber Ale bluesman88 Recipes/Ingredients 1 09-29-2008 05:26 PM
NB American Amber Ale (AG) wildwest450 Recipes/Ingredients 12 07-22-2008 02:33 PM