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Old 04-28-2010, 05:13 AM   #1
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Default Can You Brew It recipe for Ballast Point Calico Amber

All recipes are 6 gallons post-boil, 70% efficiency, Morey for color, 15% evaporation, 7.27 gallons preboil, Rager IBU, and most hops are in grams not ounces. Most, if not all recipes are primary only (no secondary).

If you brew this, please reply with your results.

SG 1055
FG 1014
74% apparent attenuation
44.6 IBUs
15.9 SRM

90 min boil

WLP007 with appropriate starter. Ferment at 70F. Ferments very fast...3 days for Tasty.

10.32 lbs US 2-row
1.72 lbs crystal 80l (Briess)
0.93 lbs carastan
0.26 lbs carapils

Mash at 150F for 60min
Mashout at 168F for 10min

10.6g Nugget at 60min
10.6g Galena at 60min
14g cascade at 10min
21g centennial at 1m
21g cascade at 1m


Kegged: Belgian Dark Strong (8.9%abv)

Fermenting: Arrogant Bastard Clone, BCS Dry stout

Planned: Rye IPA, ESB, Oatmeal Pale Ale, Rye Amber

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Old 07-03-2013, 04:56 AM   #2
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This beer is unavailable in Australia but what the hell I thought I would have a go because the recipe looked good. The result was fantastic. A deep amber coloured ale with heaps of hoppiness and underlying malt flavours finishing quite bitter. The hops and the colour are selling points for this.

I had to change a couple of things due to unavailability and my attenuation was a bit low. None the less, happy with the result and I will be doing a repeat of this beer soon.

Calico Amber
8-C Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

Size: 22.8 L @ 20 °C
Efficiency: 85.0%
Attenuation: 67.0%

Original Gravity: 1.055
Terminal Gravity: 1.018
Color: 18.2
Alcohol: 4.81%
Bitterness: 42.8 (30.0 - 50.0)

3825 g (75.8%) Pale Ale Malt - added during mash
720 g (14.3%) Crystal Dark 90L (240 EBC) - added during mash
400 g (7.9%) 2-Row Caramel Malt 60L - added during mash
100 g (2.0%) Carapils®/Carafoam® - added during mash
30 g (35.3%) Chinook (11.1%) - added during boil, boiled 60 m
15 g (17.6%) Cascade (7.2%) - added during boil, boiled 10 m
20 g (23.5%) Centennial (10.4%) - added during boil, boiled 1 m
20 g (23.5%) Cascade (7.2%) - added during boil, boiled 1 m
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