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Old 04-08-2008, 03:07 PM   #1
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Default My 1st Recipe.. Amber Ale

I love amber ales. Their ability to please the snobbiest of drinkers and bmc converts alike is amazing..


so here is my first recipe, nothing special.. just your everyday amber...


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Recipe: House Amber Ale
Brewer: Brian Myers
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Style: American Amber Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 5.72 gal
Estimated OG: 1.059 SG
Estimated Color: 14.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 33.2 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
9.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 81.82 %
2.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 18.18 %
1.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (60 min) Hops 27.9 IBU
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (15 min) Hops 3.8 IBU
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (5 min) Hops 1.5 IBU
1 Pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [Starter Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 11.00 lb
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Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 13.75 qt of water at 164.8 F 153.0 F






hows it sound? any comments and critiques are welcome, since this is my first shot..

thanks!

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Old 04-08-2008, 03:09 PM   #2
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That seems like a lot of crystal to me.

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Old 04-08-2008, 06:43 PM   #3
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Agreed.....1 lb of Crystal 40L in my amber tastes perfect, if not a little too sweet.

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+1 on cutting down on the crystal, IMHO 1lb max per 5gal. Also do you have a more neutral bittering hop? mabey save that cascade for some of Ed's Pale Ale

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ok, less crystal.

any suggestions on hops.. ill consult the books later..

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what do you have?

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I like .5 80l, .5lb 120l, and a pinch of chocolate malt (2oz).

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right now some fuggle, will., kents, and hall.

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i say do 2-4 oz of chocolate and 4 oz of victory.

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BeerSmith Recipe Printout - www.beersmith.com
Recipe: House Amber Ale
Brewer: Brian Myers
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Amber Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 5.72 gal
Estimated OG: 1.055 SG
Estimated Color: 14.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 28.9 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
9.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 87.80 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 4.88 %
0.50 lb Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 4.88 %
0.25 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 2.44 %
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (60 min) Hops 17.5 IBU
0.75 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (30 min) Hops 9.1 IBU
0.75 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (5 min) Hops 2.4 IBU
1 Pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [Starter Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 10.25 lb
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Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 12.81 qt of water at 164.8 F 153.0 F


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sound better?

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