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Old 07-14-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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hey all,
So as I've recently started really getting into brewing (in actually brewing instead of theory and fantasizing) I have started all grain. I can honestly say it was a great step taken in brewing. Biermuncher's centennial blonde went off without a hitch and it turned out great. Now I have decided to foray into my own recipe making and I wanted to see what the HBT community had to say about it. I wanted to do an amber that was fairly refreshing, but still has a fairly complex malt taste along with a nice hop aroma with enough bitterness to help balance it out. I don't really quite know what I'm doing as far as recipe formulation goes in terms of amounts of grains and hops, but I did reference a couple malt charts to sorta see what I could use to get a solid final product. anyway thanks for the looks, cheers

late summer amber
American Amber Ale
Type: All Grain Date: 7/14/2012
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal Brewer: slater wingate
Boil Size: 7.37 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Pot and Cooler (10 Gal/37.8 L) - All Grain
End of Boil Volume 6.24 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 4.25 gal Est Mash Efficiency 78.0 %
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Taste Rating(out of 50): 30.0
Taste Notes:

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
8 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 69.6 %
2 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 2 17.4 %
1 lbs Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3 8.7 %
8.0 oz Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 4 4.3 %
0.50 oz Warrior [15.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 25.2 IBUs
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 6 11.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 7 3.3 IBUs
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 8 3.3 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 9 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg Nottingham (Danstar #-) [23.66 ml] Yeast 10 -

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.053 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.046 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.010 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.6 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.7 %
Bitterness: 42.8 IBUs Calories: 151.6 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 19.3 SRM
Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out Total Grain Weight: 11 lbs 8.0 oz
Sparge Water: 5.16 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE Mash PH: 5.20

Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 17.57 qt of water at 163.1 F 150.0 F 75 min

Sparge Step: Fly sparge with 5.16 gal water at 168.0 F
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

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Old 07-14-2012, 09:58 PM   #2
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Glad to see another make the switch to all grain! From the looks of it appears to be a solid recipe but might I add a couple suggestions: 2 lbs Crystal seems a bit much, I would probably scale back a half pound or so and do a combo of 2 or 3 different crystals for complexity (e.g. 1 lb Crystal 40 and 0.5 lb Crystal 120; combinations are endless really). Your hops look like solid choices, but I'd personally stick with another American hop instead of Goldings @ 5 minutes (Columbus and Centennial would be good alternatives). Hope this helps and good luck brewing!

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Old 07-15-2012, 04:17 AM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestions, I think I'll go with what you said. I'm really excited for this one! Thanks again


Planning: -a spring beer
-Beached Whale IPA
-a lager
In Primary:
Bottled: -Bombshell Blonde
-dark amber

Go Hokies!

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